Month: May 2013

When Did Libraries Get So Cool?

"Everything you need for success and a better future has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library."  Henri Frederic Amiel The differences between today's university libraries and the ones 'in my day' are crazy.  Yikes, I can't believe I just said,…

Languages Canada accreditation

CultureWorks is proud to announce that our Ottawa campus is now officially Languages Canada certified.Languages Canada is Canada's premier language organization representing its two official languages: English and French. Membership is limited to schools which meet the rigorous standards of the association and who are committed to upholding them. Languages…

School Closed Victoria Day

Our offices will be closed next Monday (May 20th - no classes) for the Victoria Day holiday, and will reopen Tuesday (May 21st) at 8:30am EST.

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy belated Mother's Day to all of our Canadian Homestay Moms! Thank you for everything that you do.

Rent or Borrow?

One of our students told me a funny story once about renting a car to go over the U.S. border* for a visit. He said he found a nice, two-door hatchback perfect for him and his friend.  Not too expensive with a great insurance package and return policy. “So what’s…

Welcome Educational Representatives

CultureWorks welcomes the Languages Canada Familiarization Tour to Western University's campus. We look forward to showing you King's University College, Brescia University College and Western University's main campuses on this glorious spring day!

Show Me the Money Pt.2 ~ Budgeting

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the cultural significance of  money.  Now I thought I'd discuss how to budget and balance money while at university. I have a very clear memory of the money jar my roommates kept in the top left hand kitchen cupboard in our…