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International College Resources

Every year we have some students go to Canada and one or two to Asian countries, but in the last several years there has been greater interest in a wider variety of countries. 

It is important to research early on so that you learn how the system works in different countries. There may be different admissions criteria, other exams, and several extra steps just to apply, and then of course the prospect of being in another country requires planning and careful consideration. Use the resources linked below and let us know of any other helpful sites or materials that you find in your search. 

Shorewood graduates studying in other countries almost uniformly say that it is worth the extra work and that they are having incredible experiences.

NACAC Guide to International University Admissions

Reliable guide with both general advice and particular information on many international universities. Fall 2023 edition.

A Guide to Getting a Bachelor's Abroad

The New York Times article provides an excellent introduction to attending university abroad. November 2016

Comprehensive Canadian University Guide Podcast

The mission of the Comprehensive Canadian University Guide is to capture and openly share information about Canada's universities for high school students. We speak with students, recruitment officers, academic advisors and professors willing to share some of what they've learned through their post-secondary experiences. 

Canadian Study Permit

Learn about the process. Government of Canada official site. 


Learn about Canada’s education system, search for schools and find scholarships. is the official Government of Canada website for study in Canada information.

Canadian Colleges Program Search

Universities Canada’s online database of Canadian university study programs can help you determine where to study in Canada. It contains close to 15,000 undergraduate and graduate study programs including certificates, diplomas and degrees ranging from bachelor’s degrees to doctoral degrees. Each program record in our database links back to more detailed information on the website of the Canadian university that delivers the program.

Advice for Scholarships and Financing

The World Education Services blog has advice and lists for helping you plan to finance your education abroad. 

Should You Go To College in Canada? article about why more American students are choosing to study in Canada. 

Prepare to Study in Canada

A Canadian Federal Government page that will start to answer your questions on the nuts & bolts of how going to college in Canada would work.