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Study Broadcasting at UCLA

Posted on November 8th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

With a massive Beverly Hills campus and a student population over 40,000, the University of California – Los Angeles is one of the more visible schools on the entire West Coast. But the campus and student body aren’t the only big things about it – UCLA’s broadcasting program gets a lot of respect as one […]

Political Bias in the US Media

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

As an international student in a new country, it’s a smart idea to realize exactly what you’re reading when you get your news. Certain publications are perceived as having a political bias of one way or another- no matter what country you’re in. However, journalism schools past and present have taught their students that a […]

Harvard Medical School Musical

Posted on October 12th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

When you think Harvard Medical School what comes to mind? You’re probably picturing students in white lab coats with clipboards making rounds in a hospital, or a classroom filled with the best of the best, quickly jotting down notes from a professor in one of the best schools for medicine. One thing you probably don’t […]

Unique Business Programs in the US

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

With a field as broad and general as business, all programs can begin to look the same. Although universities across the country aim to make their program stand out, the consistencies of the standard business fields limit opportunities to stand out. However, there are some unique business programs hidden among American colleges and universities at […]

Preparing Your Recording Arts Portfolio

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

The application process for a recording arts degree can be rather monotonous. Filling out several forms has hardly ever been described as fun and exciting. But recording arts programs allow you (and often requires you) to put together a portfolio of your creative work, giving you a chance to be expressive in ways beyond just […]

Graduate Degree in Marketing

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

We all know that earning a graduate degree in marketing can be a very difficult task…but there are some fun and positive aspects of earning this type of degree that not everyone considers. For instance, you’ve already “learned how to learn.” What this means is that you’ve already been in college so you know how […]

Unions in the Film Industry

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

So you’re an international student who just graduated from a film program. What now? When searching for jobs, you might start encountering productions that are either union or nonunion. It’s impossible to get a job in the film industry with out encountering these opposites. So what exactly is a union? Unions are an organized band […]

Join Us Tomorrow – LIVE ONLINE: Applying for Student Loans

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

If you are struggling to afford your education, you are not alone. 63% of international students last year said that they paid for the majority of their expenses – not easy to do in the US with tuition costs at thousands of dollars. International student loans are available to help, and if you apply now […]

High School Communications Programs Prepare Students for College and Careers

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Get ready to walk the streets, interview the experts, advocate for the cause, and give the world a voice. When it comes to communications, it is all about experience. Since communication schools are so competitive, building a portfolio outlining work in the field as an international high school student can help you attain admission to […]

Money For High Test Scores

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Getting children to pay attention in school is not an easy task. Most kids would rather be doing pretty much anything other than learning math, and warning them about the future financial problems they might face if they do not pay attention can be too abstract and far away for them to care about. This […]