reports on the increasing number of American students choosing to pursue their post secondary degrees in Canada. Canada's appeal—a combination of internationally reputable institutions (Toronto's York and U of T among them), lower tuition fees and a high quality of life—has been drawing just under 10,000 American students across the border every year for the past five years.
"You also get great value," Katherine Cohen, CEO of Manhattan-based educational consultants IvyWise tells Reuters.
"'International students at McGill pay $17,000 a year for a BA, which is nothing compared to the top US schools, where you might pay three times that amount.'"
"A study visa won't be hard to procure, and with that in hand you'll be able to work on-campus (and off-campus too, as along as you apply for a special permit). As for smoothing the process to get into graduate schools, American institutions are very familiar with the prominent Canadian undergrad schools, so they won't be put off by a foreign degree. Katherine Stimson, for instance, did her undergraduate degree at Toronto's York University in 2004, which is priced at around $12,000 a year and her graduate degree at the University of Miami in 2011."