savage_demmigod · 5 days ago
I guess check out the different schools they've each got to offer and pick according to that. This just means you've got more variety to choose from. Best of luck though!
scatmandingo · 5 days ago
Where do you live now?
blazingfrags · 5 days ago
@scatmandingo I live in india
blazingfrags · 5 days ago
@savage_demmigod I've done that..tho asking to know about non academic factors like food,culture,people..etc also but the places have really great courses to offer
scatmandingo · 5 days ago
I vote Canada.
xvarnah · 5 days ago
Idk much about the UK. Depending on where you go you'll likely have a much milder climate that Canada.. But you may also encounter a lot more overcast/rainy days. Which may not sounds like a big deal, but can get wearisome after awhile.
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I don't think there's that big a culture leap between England and Canada necessarily? I think it would mostly be small things (like chips in England being French fries, in Canada being potato chips.... Except in "fish and chips," in which case chips are also fries in canada).
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Both are engaged in a lot of off-topic political strife at the moment (The UK has the never-ending Brexit, Canada is now being faced with "Wexit" , which is still in infancy and likely won't come to fruition...). Which part of Canada you end up in will determine the political climate. Middle provinces tend to be more Conservative, eastern provinces a bit more liberal, and Quebec is usually on it's own side.
xvarnah · 5 days ago
Most of the UK is smaller than even one or two of Canada's provinces (and we have 10 of those, plus 3 territories, plus sometimes a tiny island we squabble with Scandinavia over). So in general Canada is less crowded. This also means things MAY be farther away from each other than you're used to. Some of the cities can get quite large and it's not entirely uncommon for people to have long commutes. This may not impact you overly much, though
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the air is probably cleaner in some areas - I've heard smog is really bad in some parts of the UK. But that's not an everywhere thing and may not even be something you care about.
xvarnah · 5 days ago
Canada - you drive on the right side of the road
UK - drive on the left
Canada - Hockey
UK - Football (/soccer)
xvarnah · 5 days ago
The Canadian dollar is completely tanking currently, and is only worth about half of a pound sterling, which according to Google is the currency for the UK. I may have that scuppered up, though. Either way, UK's currency tends to be worth more
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I've heard the people in Canada are generally friendlier but I have no way of knowing that. I can say this is largely dependant on area and some of the rudest people I've ever had the displeasure of knowing were encountered in canada
funkmasterrex · 5 days ago
That's a tough one. I'd say Canada just cuz legal weed. In all seriousness, I'd also consider places close by you can visit. There are plenty of beautiful places in Europe, but... well... in a way visiting the US is it's own unique experience; no matter where in the US you go.
blazingfrags · 4 days ago
@xvarnah thanks ..that's really descriptive and great...just what I was looking for...you must be really good at essays..thanks again
blazingfrags · 4 days ago
@funkmasterrex the us thing is true man...
xvarnah · 4 days ago
@blazingfrags haha well I'll take that as a compliment :p
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tbh I do think, as the others said, you would probably want to actually maybe take some time looking into the schools. Narrow down your top choices in both countries.
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Then look into the areas their in. You can even go on google streetview if you want to get really in depth. See what's around the areas you'll potentially be living. The actual state of the roads, the layout of the areas, what shops are around and what they sell. Just a general concept.
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And, of course, what you're already doing is good. Talking to people. I was kind of hoping someone from the UK (or even other Canadians) would jump on the chat to offer more insight.
xvarnah · 4 days ago
I do think funkmaster also made kind of a good point. The UK has a LOT of history in it. It has a lot of old castles and quaint streets and things you won't see in canada. Canada does have some historic areas (Quebec I've heard has some very nice destinations), but on the whole it is a newer country. We have a lot of gorgeous wilderness and wildlife if you have the mind to go see it, though. And there are still lots of interesting sights in most Canadian cities, they just are more modern.
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Canada also has the native reserves which aren't really an issue in general, just a thing to be aware of.
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The Uk tends to have greater access to the ocean
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Canada tends to have greater access to the US, if you're of mind to go there.
xvarnah · 4 days ago
Sorry I'm probably overloading you at this point. Like I said - it's hard for me to give you true insight into the UK side of things. I have met people from the UK and what we've talked about hasn't seemed like too great a leap culture-wise. So I think you will be getting a decent experience whichever you pick
xvarnah · 4 days ago
Oh, one last thing - mosquitos.
I've heard rumours England does not have mosquitos. I don't know if that's true. But Canada does. And lots of them in the summer usually.
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And if you dislike other insects that bite just stay all the way out of Ontario
blazingfrags · 4 days ago
@xvarnah I meant that as a compliment and you are not overloading me with info...it's really great to know these things beforehand and I probably wouldn't get many of these information without your help...thanks a lot...
blazingfrags · 4 days ago
Also I do love history and castles tho I kinda have a gut feeling that I should settle down later in Canada...but it would be good to experience UK as well...
blazingfrags · 4 days ago
I do have arachnophobia tho... I'm kinda okay with mosquitos unless I get any disease from them