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International Student Taking the GRE

Posted on April 28th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

According to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report, each year there are more international students in the USA pursuing a graduate degree than those pursuing a bachelor degree. It is a common requirement among graduate programs to require the GRE test along with an English proficiency test such as the TOEFL or IELTS [...]

Study in Minnesota

Posted on April 24th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

For any international student who is going to study in Minnesota, some serious thought needs to be put into what kind of campus setting you prefer. Minnesota is the 12th largest state in the U.S., which means there is a lot of land and many cities to choose from. So if you are going to [...]

Study in Mississippi

Posted on April 17th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

“One-Mississippi, two-Mississippi, three-Mississippi.” Kids (and even some adults) in the U.S. and Canada count this way to estimate counting by seconds. No one is quite certain how the habit came about, but one thing is for sure, the four-syllable word has helped millions of children count slower. People count this way because “Mississippi” is a [...]

Learning a New Language Online for Free

Posted on April 14th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

Do you want to learn some language basics before you study abroad? Or, are you interested in learning a language at home? One way to do this is by purchasing expensive self-taught books or language programs. Alternatively, if you are just beginning to explore your new language, you may want to start learning online for [...]

International Students Visiting Iowa

Posted on April 10th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Checkered flags wave and loud roars zoom by spectators at any one of the racetracks in Iowa. Located 35 miles southeast of Des Moines, international students studying in Iowa may want to take a trip to Knoxville to see one of the many races on Saturday nights at the Knoxville Raceway. Come to school early [...]

Studying in Maine

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Being situated in the uppermost corner of the Continental United States, Maine is a perfect winter wonderland. International students studying in Maine will find an abundance of snow, more than 200 inches annually, and more than enough snow sports to accompany it. Some of the snow sports are common, like sledding but others are a [...]