Mar 27, 2009, 10:56 PM
Post #26 of 27
Re: [krystall] Calling all Canadians!
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My friend had two complaints:
1) UBC low-res is expensive
2) He doesn't feel that he's really developing his writing beyond what he could have done himself.
As far as your Canadian voice goes, nobody's going to try to hammer that out of you. It'll make you stand out in a large group of Americans. I was the only Canadian at Sewanee when I went and it certainly made people pay attention, for better or for worse. Nobody in my workshop suggested cutting out the Canada stuff. If anything, it seems that Canadian programs try to hammer Canadian-ness into their students, which can be just as bad. I don't mean to be down on the UBC low-res model, or Canada. It's just that you've been given the task of comparing apples and oranges; you won't get the same experience out of UBC that you would at Columbia. That being said, 100K+ is a heckuva lotta debt for a person who's earning a fine arts degree, even though Columbia's a great school.