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    My experience of Van-West college - Kelowna

    Hanuman Ram Bajwa

    After completing my B.B.A in India with an average CGPA of 8.75, I was looking at colleges to learn the business. The first thing on my mind was M.B.A but I dropped the plan because it would nearly take 2 years and I was looking for some quick alternative and that was when I found my college. With an application fee of almost $200, I applied through the online application. I wanted a college in Canada because I have a relative who wished me to handle his business therefore, I opted for this college.

    Course Curriculum


    My course is divided into two semesters with 2 terms each. In the first, I was given knowledge about Cross-Cultural Communication, Business Correspondence, and Workplace Preparation. In the second term, I learned about Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace, Marketing Essentials, Customer Service Skills. In total the entire curriculum prepared for the modern business era.


    I chose this program as my motive was to learn business techniques as per the growing business industry. Being an international student I submitted my IELTS score of 6.5 as proof of English language proficiency along with my other documents such as transcripts, LORs, etc.


    My college offers Internships in the last four months of the semester, that last for another four months. Since I have just joined the college I do not have much information about the same but most of my seniors got Internships through the college. They earn enough to manage their own monthly expenses.



    There are lots of activities going on in college. I am indulged in a lot of after-class activities that give me a lot of information and exposure to new cultures. We also go for weekend trips exploring the Kelowna city and its environment. I have also taken part in many signature events that take place once a month.


    My tuition fee was $8500 but it is slightly less for the students residing in Canada. Other than the tuition fee I paid damage and security fee of $500 though it is refundable along with another $500 as miscellaneous expenses.



    I was trained under very supporting and interactive faculties with each faculty member taking care of around 10 students. I literally love the way the subjects are taught making it more practical and interactive. The faculties being some business leaders and consultant also encourages the start-up culture. I am even able to share some of my personal problems and they help me in solving them.



    Initially, I planned to stay at my relative's place and I did that for a month but it was costing more or less the same as staying in a hostel because of the transportation charges. So I decided to stay in a hostel at the college campus. I pay around $230 per week for a single room but with a sharing bathroom.