You can't deny it's not an "easy" way out, at least to some extent, and in some way. Despite the fact there are still some challenges and obstacles, most people decide to study abroad paying extra $$ because it's more likely for them to be accepted with lower stats. It's an "easy" way out that is often deemed unfair because not everyone can afford to do so.
And it's not that schools abroad is "inferior", but they are basically accepting you because you're literally paying a shit ton for your degree as an international student. At many institutes, at many degree of education, stats for international students are lower often for this very reason
I gonna put my 2 cents in here
there's obviously a stigma to people going abroad to getting their degrees
whether you think it's the "easy" way out or whatever
If you get in a Canadian school then obviously go to a Canadian school. Nothing wrong with that.
If you can't get into a Canadian school given that you have good stats and you have the means of going somewhere else then why not take that opportunity and go somewhere to do your degree? Is it unfair to people that can't afford it? yes..... but that's just life. Life isn't fair...deal with it.
If you look at it this way, if you don't get into a Canadian school after 3 years of applying it's discouraging! That's 3 years of wasted potential income you could've made if you went somewhere else like the US or Ireland or Australia. I don't know about you but I don't want to waste my 20s or 30s in school as well.....
And let me just say this:
for those of you that have the stigma that just because your dentist didn't graduate or get into a Canadian school and you think that they are inferior for whatever reason I strongly urge you to think about what you are saying.
Just because someone went abroad to the US, ireland, Australia, doesn't mean they aren't just as good as any Canadian grads. At the end of the day, it's what you make out of your degree. The dentistry dean from western is from India from memory....just saying.
Edited by cookiemonster99, 20 March 2017 - 10:03 PM.