WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CollegeWeekLive, the channel where students and colleges meet live online, today announced it is collaborating with the Embassy of Canada, or Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, to host Study in Canada Day, a free virtual college admissions event on Wednesday February 27th from 2:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern time. The live online event, which showcases twelve colleges in five provinces across Canada, will demonstrate that Canadian universities offer a quality education at an affordable cost---right across the border.
The number of U.S. students studying in Canada has grown approximately 50 percent since 2000, according to the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Many of Canada's universities are respected academically and college there may cost less on average. For example, annual tuition cost for an international student attending college in Canada ranges between $4,050 to $25,820, according to the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, while the average 2012-13 tuition cost in the United States is $22,261, according to the College Board. Room and board costs may be also lower at a Canadian university.
This virtual event will demonstrate the breadth and depth of academic opportunities for U.S students considering college in Canada, and will share the cultural appeal of a college experience in Canada. According to UNESCO, Canada is the second most popular destination for American students after the U.K. Students who log in and attend will be able text and video chat with college admissions representatives and current students at the following universities:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
St. Thomas University
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Guelph
University of Toronto
"With Study in Canada Day at CollegeWeekLive, our goal is to give high school students in the U.S. and their families an opportunity to learn more about the quality and value of higher education in Canada today. Find out why more than 10,000 American students currently study at Canadian universities and colleges" said Daniel Abele of the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC.
High school students, counselors or parents interested in attending Study in Canada Day at CollegeWeekLive should pre-register for free. If you have questions, please contact Support(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com or call 888.697.0050. Colleges interested in participating should contact Exhibit(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com or 800.828.8222.
WHO U.S. students interested in attending college in Canada
WHAT Study in Canada Day, a free virtual college admissions event
WHEN Wednesday February 27th, 2013, 2:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern
WHERE Online at www.CollegeWeekLive.com. Pre-register for free.
WHY Watch live video presentations on planning and paying for college.
Chat live with college admissions representatives from colleges across Canada.
Be eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship.
 http://www.aucc.ca/canadian-universities/facts-and-stats/tuition-fees-by-university/ , average of those published.
If you have questions, please contact Support(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com or call 888.697.0050. Colleges interested in participating should contact Exhibit(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com or 800.828.8222.
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