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Arbutus College student testimonials demonstrate student satisfaction

Three students of Arbutus College share their Canadian study experience in the institution’s newly-released video on social media. Bruna Weber from Brazil, Dejana Djekic from Serbia and Shiela Tolentino from the Philippines talk about their study goals and the support extended by the College to help them realise their dreams of a future loaded with…

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Canada a most popular study destination among education agents in 2019

In a survey conducted among over 2,000 educations agents from 119 countries, Canada emerged as the most popular study destination being recommended by 55% of education agents in 2019 compared with 48% in 2018 in spite of the perceived difficulty of obtaining visas particularly for work and travel study programs.

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A Canadian Christmas caps 2019 for Arbutus students

Arbutus College students have been invited to a number of events in the city and everyone in the campus community felt the excitement in the air particularly on the days leading up to Christmas.

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Arbutus College showcases study options at the Surrey Latin Festival in BC

Last month, Arbutus College attended the Latin Festival in Surrey, British Columbia, and had great success engaging with many prospective students who were interested in studying in Vancouver.

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Acsenda School of Management and Arbutus College welcome agents to first Open House

This month the Acsenda School of Management opened its doors to agents to showcase the specialised range of courses available at both the Acsenda School of Management and Arbutus College, as part of our very first on-campus Open House event.

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Arbutus College Director Alfredo Vazquez issues reminder about study permits

Arbutus College Director Alfredo Vazquez has issued a reminder to all incoming students to work on getting their study permits well ahead of their deadline for their intake start dates.

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A quick guide to Vancouver's public transport

For international students who have just arrived in Vancouver, the first thing that they’re most likely to want to learn about would be navigating the bustling metropolitan city on their own and through public transport.

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Canada Day back-to-back celebrations at Acsenda and Arbutus

On 1 July, people in Canada celebrated the country’s 152nd anniversary. Students, faculty and staff of Acsenda School of Management and Arbutus College celebrated “Canada Day” with a program of activities that included food, fun and games as well as brief speeches from students who talked about their experience of living in their new “home.”

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Exciting opportunities await high-performing students at EduCo's Canadian institutions

EduCo institutions in Canada are offering Admission Grants of up to C$10,000 to high-performing international students for the October 2019 intake. Acsenda  School of Management is giving away scholarships of up to C$10,000 while Arbutus College is offering admission grants of up to 40% of tuition fees for eligible students.

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International students’ study choices: degree, diploma or certificate program?

International students in EduCo’s study destinations have a choice whether to pursue their degree programs or opt for the shorter certificate or diploma programs. This all depends on their study and career goals. It is best for students to be able to differentiate one from the other.

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Arbutus College opens evening classes for new Hospitality Management programs

Arbutus College, an EduCo institution offering vocational courses in Canada, has opened evening classes for its new hospitality management programs. The Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management requires eight months of academic studies. The Advanced Co-op Diploma in Hospitality Management requires eight months of academic studies and another eight months of co-op experience.

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Industry exposure trips enhance learning for Hospitality Management students of Arbutus College

International students enrolled in Hospitality Management programs in Arbutus College have welcomed their field trips to various hospitality industry sectors. Dr Alfredo Vazquez, director of Arbutus College, says that the feedback from students is that Hospitality Management is a robust and solid program taught in an interesting manner. He adds that the exposure trips “not…

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Vocational courses with paid internship opportunities

Paid internship opportunities are open to students of Arbutus College through the institution’s co-op placement program where students can specialise in vocational courses in hospitality management, business management, marketing, international trade or translation. Arbutus College is a British Columbia Education Quality Assurance (EQA)-designated institution and is accredited by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) which…

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Pursuing a dream career in hospitality management

Hospitality management students who dream of becoming hoteliers and business owners someday may identify with the struggles of then 20-year-old Steve Gupta who left India in 1973 and moved to Canada with $108 in his pocket and a dream – to become a hotelier. Despite not having a social network or influential connections, this highly-educated…

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Arbutus College launches 2018-19 Student Viewbook

Arbutus College has just launched its 2018-19 Student Viewbook containing valuable information on the educational programs, application process, admission requirements, school fees, class schedules and intake dates as well as the benefits of graduating with an Arbutus credential. Discovering students’ potentials Dr. Alfredo Vazquez, director of the College, couldn’t emphasise enough the uniqueness of Arbutus…

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Why is Vancouver ideal for international students?

For the second straight year, Vancouver landed 5th place among the Top 10 cities in the world according to Mercer’s Quality of Living rankings for 20181. It is the only North American city to make it to the list this year, besting other attractive cities in the continent such as Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and San…

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Why Arbutus College upholds diversity

Students from over 20 different countries are currently enrolled at Arbutus College, and this diversity is something that Arbutus College has always worked for and celebrated. Classroom discussion becomes more meaningful because of the variety of perspectives shared. Social events become more interesting because of the differences in students’ experiences and personalities. Campus life becomes…

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Arbutus helps students make their next move

Getting a degree from a university or college may be daunting for many students. A number of high school seniors do not have the right grades to qualify for a bachelor’s programme. International students are worried about their modest English proficiency or are intimidated by the prospect of studying in a different cultural setting. Other…

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Arbutus College to get an online facelift

Arbutus College is poised to launch a website redesign before the close of 2017 as part of its continuous effort to communicate its brand effectively. Arbutus hopes to streamline its online content in a way that reflects its history and vision clearly to students both in and outside Canada. Taking a cue from its very…

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Beyond the exhibit marketing

Students enrolled in Arbutus College‘s international trade programs study the course BU228 – Beyond the Borders Exhibit Marketing. This course introduces students to trade shows and the benefits they offer in presenting a company’s product to the market. Students learn about the two essential ingredients for trade shows: the hardware and the software. Hardware refers…

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