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After Trump's win, more U.S. students consider university in Canada
For some college-bound students distressed by the U.S. election of Donald Trump, Canadian universities are calling.
Universities from Quebec to British Columbia say applications and website traffic from the United States have been surging since Trump's victory Nov. 8. Although many Canadian schools had also ramped up recruiting in the U.S. recently, some say dismay over the presidential election has fuelled a spike in interest beyond their expectations.
Lara Godoff, a 17-year-old from Napa, Calif., said she scrapped any notion of staying in the U.S. the day after the election. Among other concerns, Godoff, a Democrat, said she fears the Republic president-elect's administration will ease enforcement of federal rules against sexual assault, making campuses less safe for women.
Godoff had applied to one university in Canada, but added three more as safety schools after the election.
"If we live in a country where so many people could elect Donald Trump, then that's not a country I want to live in," she said.
After Trump's win, more U.S. students consider university in Canada - Manitoba - CBC News