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Author:  bex21 [ May 3rd, 2007, 11:02 am ]
Post subject:  I'm Gonna Be A Resident of PEI...

I just got my acceptance letter in the mail today for Holland College. Now I just have to start looking for an pet friendly apartment that allows dogs, roommate, get a student loan, etc. Lol.

I can't wait till September! :D

Author:  jafo [ May 3rd, 2007, 11:04 am ]
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what course are you studying in?

Author:  socktan [ May 3rd, 2007, 11:09 am ]
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Yahoo!

Author:  bex21 [ May 3rd, 2007, 11:11 am ]
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I got accepted to both the Tourism and Travel Management, and Hotel and Restaurant Management. Now I just have to decide which one to take. I think it's gonna be the Tourism and Travel one.

I thought about applying for the photography course as well, but I've mostly self taught myself, and I am still doing so. I decided to go with tourism.

Author:  jafo [ May 3rd, 2007, 11:18 am ]
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wise choice

Author:  bex21 [ May 3rd, 2007, 11:23 am ]
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It's somethign I've wanted to take now for a couple years but just kept putting off and this year I decided to go for it.

So what is island life like? I'm thinking I will be living someplace as close to the school I can get. I don't have a car so will be walking. Already I've read sites about moving to PEI, and what not but I would like to hear some people's personal expericences if you don't mind sharing. :)

Thanks!

Author:  craiger [ May 3rd, 2007, 12:36 pm ]
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I'd suggest looking into funding from Skills Development as opposed to student loans. With Skills Development, 80% of your tuition could be paid for. The catch is, you have to be EI (employment insurance) eligible. If you've had an EI claim in the past 3 years you'd be EI eligible. Or if you are going to work for the summer then get laid off, you could file for EI. Here's a link to some information. I'd strongly encourage you to check it out if you haven't already. Could save you thousands of dollars.
http://www1.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/epb/ ... ills.shtml

Author:  Guthrie [ May 3rd, 2007, 6:35 pm ]
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Just a heads up... Most of the people I know who got a student loan had an awful time trying to deal with the people at the office and getting their money. Have fun with that.

Author:  TTBoy [ May 3rd, 2007, 6:40 pm ]
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yep i suggest the ei route.. what ever they are callin the program now.. i got about 20 grand for my 2 years in college.. wich covered everything from tuition to daycare to travel. i only had to pay about 3000 all toll.. but i was lucky due to my work situation i didn't set off the triggers to start the payback of my portion. and there is a max they can make you pay back or there was when i went threw.. was only a few grand per year.

Author:  hhost.ca [ May 3rd, 2007, 7:06 pm ]
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Personally I would recommend the Hotel and Restaurant Management program.
Great instructors there and lots of employment options.

Author:  G-Unit .. [ May 3rd, 2007, 7:38 pm ]
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no offence, and not to discourage you.. but I know A LOT of people who took the tourism and travel program and it did nothing for them, they weren't able to find a good job in the field at all, and now work as front desk clerks at hotels or in call centres

Author:  stella [ May 3rd, 2007, 8:20 pm ]
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Congratulations getting into college. That's brilliant =D>
Good luck with your move to PEI!

Author:  brianmiller [ May 3rd, 2007, 8:41 pm ]
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Welcome!
My son took Tourism Hospitality management. He's graduating Saturday and going on to UPEI for a business degree - which you can get if you do 2 years in the HC program and 2 years in the UPEI program.
He's also very single, tall, and good looking. :wink:

Author:  philipw [ May 4th, 2007, 1:02 am ]
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Does he think like you Brian?

Phil

Author:  singlecougar [ May 4th, 2007, 1:32 am ]
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brianmiller wrote:
Welcome!
My son took Tourism Hospitality management. He's graduating Saturday and going on to UPEI for a business degree - which you can get if you do 2 years in the HC program and 2 years in the UPEI program.
He's also very single, tall, and good looking. :wink:


single you say ... hmmmm ..... (giggle)

Author:  TTBoy [ May 4th, 2007, 5:36 am ]
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almost sounds like he wants to get him hooked up and out of the house... lol

Author:  Armetis [ May 4th, 2007, 9:12 am ]
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Good luck bex21! Let us know when you're arriving!! :D

Author:  bex21 [ May 4th, 2007, 12:52 pm ]
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Thanks everyone! I'm going to be away this weekend so won't be online. So Brian how old is this son of yours? Hehe :lol:

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