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So I applied and got accepted into the Art Institute of Vancouver, but everything I've heard after reading over many reviews is that I shouldn't go. Any advice, whether from personal experience or not, would be greatly appreciated, since I'm supposed to start school at the beginning of April.

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Hi, Graciee! There has been a lot of debate over the years about AI experiences. Just lately, a few of the schools have or are slated to close. That can be an indicator of something not so good. My advice? Visit. Talk to current students. Talk to grads. Opinions over the 'net can be very mixed in intent. Get some good, honest insight from people you encounter directly tied to the programs. What works well for one student may not work as well for another. Make an informed decision by going after as many sources of trustworthy data as possible.

 

Good luck with your decision!

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To go or not is your decision. I say that they all teach the basics of cooking and pastry. I. do say however I find their rates and fees excessive.. Where a community college teaches same basics at a lot less  $..

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Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Buttercup: You mock my pain!
Man in Black: Life is pain, Highness! Anyone who says differently is selling something. -- The Princess Bride
Miracle Max: Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT - mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean...
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 Thank you for your advice; I think I'm going to sit down with my dad and discuss pulling out from Ai.  I'm considering putting my name on the wait list at VCC for Baking & Pastry Arts, or looking into George Brown in Toronto.  I really can't see myself spending $27,000 for an education that I could get at VCC for about $4,000.  I don't want to be paying of student loans for years-- There are just too many things I want to do, like travelling.

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