February 1, 2023   |   Guide

¿Cuál es el costo de vida en Vancouver como estudiante? [Agosto 2023]

¿Cuánto gasta un estudiante promedio en un mes de vida en Vancouver? Para responder brevemente a esta pregunta, el costo total oscila entre CAD $2,350 a $3,750 por mes, incluyendo alquiler, comestibles, facturas, entretenimiento y transporte. Quizás te interese saber cómo llegamos a esta cifra considerable. Profundicemos en el desglose de todos los costos y […]

January 16, 2023   |   Guide

5 Tips to Find & Live with Roommates in Vancouver [2023]

Renting in Vancouver is expensive, stressed, and competitive, as Vancouver’s average vacancy rate is around 2%. Finding a roommate on top of that is even more stressful. Finding a roommate before arrival in Vancouver? It’s almost like move-in without meeting your Tinder dates. Sure, you will save money, but what if you don’t get along […]

January 10, 2023   |   Guide

How Can International Student Buy a Home in Vancouver, Canada? [Tips in 2023]

As an international student in Canada, you may be interested in purchasing a home rather than renting a place to live. Canada is known for its high-quality education, open-minded society, and diverse career opportunities. This makes it to be one of the top destinations for studying abroad. While it may seem daunting to go through […]

January 5, 2023   |   Guide Blog

Overview of Student Housing in Vancouver [2023 Guide]

The rental market in Vancouver is highly competitive, with high demand and low vacancy rates. The rental prices in the city are relatively high, especially for popular neighborhoods. According to the January 2023 Vancouver report from liv.rent, the average rent for an unfurnished one-bedroom unit in Metro Vancouver is around $2,227. While the price has […]

October 18, 2022   |   Guide

Top 25 Restaurants near BCIT Downtown Campus [2023]

When you’re away from home, finding a restaurant that reminds you of your hometown could be nice. We have researched and included GEC residents voted top 25 go-to restaurants within 20 mins walk from BCIT Downtown Campus, and hope those restaurants will give you a little piece of your homeland or an experience of different […]

October 18, 2022   |   Guide

Top 10 Restaurants near UBC Vancouver Campus [2023]

When you’re away from home for the first time, it’s natural to miss the food and culture of your homeland. But don’t worry – we have researched and included GEC residents voted top 10 restaurants that will give you a taste of home near UBC. From Indian spices to German pastries, these stores have everything […]

October 18, 2022   |   Guide

Top 8 Restaurants near SFU Burnaby Campus [2023]

Do you know what the best thing about being a student is? Besides all of the free time, of course? It’s getting to explore all of the fantastic food options that Vancouver has to offer. From authentic Asian cuisine to fresh and healthy salads, there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for a delicious taste […]

July 18, 2022   |   Guide

GEC Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Guide

GEC Burnaby Heights is not only designed for students but also welcomes families and professionals. It features contemporary furnishings and modern amenities, with balconies overlooking the city and the North Shore Mountains. Locating in a quaint neighborhood, it offers numerous shops, restaurants, and community events in your footstep. In this blog, we are here to […]

June 13, 2022   |   Guide

GEC Viva Neighborhood (Part 1) – GEC Neighborhood Guide

GEC Viva is home to hundreds of international students in Vancouver Canada and is located in the heart of downtown, featuring panoramic views of the city and the North Shore Mountains. With dozens of schools, shopping centres, and transportation nearby, the possibilities are endless when everything is at your doorstep. We are on mission to […]

June 2, 2022   |   Guide

Top Weekend Getaways Destinations Near Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is surrounded by natural beauty and numerous tourist attractions on all fronts. Most of these places are a short road trip away! You can enjoy the scenic drive and make stops along the way to explore the hidden gems of Vancouver this summer. Here’s a list of locations you should visit when you […]

May 25, 2022   |   Guide

Pre-Arrival Checklist for Studying in Vancouver, Canada

We understand how anxious it would be to start off a new journey in a totally new country. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Whether you are already enrolled in one of the academic programs in Canada or just planning to study here, this blog, we have divided into 3 sections: Travel documents for […]

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