Considering Canada

<p>I have come to believe that what counts most is intensity of experience, both psychological and physiological if possible. I dislike gruntwork, papershuffling, sitting around, and participating in non-intensive variations of what I've seen before. On a day-to-day and even moment-to-moment basis I would like to minimize all of that. So I have a few questions, I need to make sure I'm doing the right thing or I might start doubting what I'm doing. I'm not above moving to the US or whatever western country after completing my degree. I haven't lived in any of the countries I mention in this post and don't have a international bacaleurate.</p>

<li><p>Those who take US education can do sports during their time there. Also possible in Canada, including french-Canada? If possible I would try to start a sports careers through that, especially since I've heard french-Canada is cheaper tuition-wise. I could also get a degree while doing that, dunno what it would be though.</p></li>
<li><p>How doable is the above plan, what are my chances? One is not limited to only hockey in Canada?</p></li>

<p>Number</a> of bachelor's degree recipients per 100 persons of the typical age of graduation, by sex and country: 2002 through 2007</p>

<li><p>Should Aus and UK be avoided due to their overuse of higher education? I imagine it leads to the market being flooded with people looking for work and the bachelor loosing its value. Even USA, Canada and France are pretty high on there... </p></li>
<li><p>So how low should the percentage go before a country is worth it in this respect? I also worry about how these countries will fare in the long run with the education policies they're running.</p></li>

<p>Best</a> Undergrad College Degrees By Salary</p>

<p>Going by that the only jobs (which one can get with those degrees) which seem (from my uninformed perspective!) they would be anything close to intense and exciting are</p>

<p>Construction Management
Petroleum Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Industrial Design (List has lots of eng, maybe a bit much fiddling and tinkering for an intensity seeker like me?)
Landscape Architecture
Criminal Justice (actually, is this mainly for getting into the police force or boring law-related paperpushing?)
Medical stuff (I guess being a surgeon could be exciting with the tension and precision involved, but, aren't they on work like 24/7?)</p>

<li>Do any of these seem like they could fit me? Also, if I can't find a sponsorship or don't end up in sports then I definitely don't want to get a costly degree with bad pay afterwards.</li>

<p>There's also</p>

Culinary Arts
Whatever degree librarians need</p>

<p>The bigger list I would consider mainly if they're actually exciting enough to have as a main job. The last three I would consider mainly if I can find a job with as few working hours as possible and some variety in the work on a day-to-day basis. This would mean lots of free time to pursue whatever I wish, like sports. And I do have some other competitive interests which are most pursuable in US, Canada and a few other big western countries. Such a low amount of working hours is not required for me to pursue them though, which pershaps would make it kinda pointless coming to US or Canada considering their high tuition fees.</p>

<li><p>Also, I do have SOME interest in hobby games programming. But it isn't important to me in the forseeable future, so I guess that doesn't justify getting an entire software engineer degree or does it? It's a skill that can be learned in one's freetime after all.</p></li>
<li><p>Other avenues I've been thinking about is police (decisions decisions! there's local and federal level!), military (again we have subsections) and other similar avenues I might be missing. So in this regard I don't really know where to start. =( If I don't follow the plan in 1. then I could just get a degree enabling me to find some other stimulating work while doing sports in my freetime. So, suggestions for which career path to take?</p></li>
<li><p>Is it doable to get by on english during the first semester of french-canadian studies and having a sufficient grasp of french by the end of that semester?</p></li>
<li><p>Is it easy for anglo-country degree holders to immigrate and get a job in any other anglo-country? I'm mainly assuming bachelor degree level here, master at most.</p></li>
<li><p>Same as above only regarding between french-Canada, France and french-Switzerland.</p></li>
<li><p>Same as above only regarding intra-EU.</p></li>
<li><p>Is it actually true that french-Canada has the overall cheapest education in US and Canada?</p></li>
<li><p>Another possibility would be getting a mexican degree then moving over to the US or Canada afterwards. Do they have sports in their universities though, and would there be much chance of getting anywhere sports career-wise there?</p></li>
<li><p>Building on 13., is mexican higher education comparable enough to rest of NA that one can easily immigrate (legally) to US or Canada and get a job?</p></li>
<li><p>I've heard Mexico has cheaper education than the rest of NA. True?</p></li>
<li><p>Overall, is Mexico too dangerous with all the drug wars and diseases (I assume there's some weird diseases there due to being somewhat south) to be worth it?</p></li>
<li><p>Does Australia, NZ, Mexico and Europe's universities offer something similar to what US does, i.e. the sports? If so then I could try my 1. plan somewhere else than US/Canada.</p></li>
<li><p>If I do end up in Canada it will most likely be Montreal. But it has been rated second worst for air pollution in Canada, although better than other cities like Paris. I'm just worried that pollution will mess up my attempts at making my body stronger.</p></li>
<li><p>Anything else I should know?</p></li>

<p>You've got a lot of questions, and I'll see what I can do. Keep in mind that I'm just a high school student living in Canada.</p>

<p>Sports are recommended in Canadian universities, but most of our athletes are not on the same level as American sports. We have a huge range of sports so don't worry about being confined to only hockey :)</p>

<p>Many French universities conduct part of their studies in English, or if you want to go to McGill, I hear it's all English there. </p>

<p>Air pollution isn't bad in Canada to be honest. We've got a huge backyard, so if you want to get out of the city, the air is amazing. </p>

<p>For the rest of the questions, please limit your field of studies a bit more... I'm not going to answer questions about every possible career.</p>

<p>I also forgot to mention - from what I know, Montreal is a video-game developing hub! Just a side note if you're interested. Quebec also has a lower drinking age than the rest of Canada =P</p>