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Inflation hits hard for international students in B.C.
Global News

Inflation hits hard for international students in B.C.

Laughter lights up the gathering twilight at Langara College in Vancouver, where first-year health science student Jagiit Singh is chatting with friends next to the school’s fountain. But his smile fades when he’s asked about the cost of living in Canada since moving from India last year.Singh and his classmates say the growing financial stresses on international students cast a shadow over the new school year’s possibilities and opportunities.“Some people think we come here having a luxurious life, but it’s not true,” said Singh, adding that many of his friends’ parents have spent their life savings on their children’s education.Singh said rising rent and food costs, combined with being far from home and loved ones, push many international students toward a breaking point. R...