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Female International Students are on the Rise!

Posted on June 27th, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

Female international students are on the rise – at least for one institute in Terre Haute, Indiana. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is currently preparing for their largest female freshman class in history!  This year they’ll welcome 615 female international students, studying in engineering, science and mathematics. You may be wondering what’s helping this institute attract […]

Optional Practical Training: New Possibilities for International Students

Posted on June 24th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Many employers say that relevant work experience is the single most influential factor in their hiring decision but many international students feel unable to take advantage of this advice. After all, given the restrictions imposed by their student visas (those with F-1 students visas cannot apply for a paid work unless it is on campus), […]

What is a Philosophy Graduate Degree

Posted on June 19th, 2012 by Bryanna Davis

For most people, graduate degrees seem mysterious and unobtainable. Students often do not know how to go about applying to programs or what the graduate program will expect of them. Similarly, most people have very little knowledge of what philosophy does or what its purpose is. Given these facts, graduate programs in philosophy seem puzzling […]

Changing Accreditation Standards for Intensive English Programs

Posted on June 16th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

A statement that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released at the recent NAFSA International Educators conference in Houston has major implications for intensive English programs nationwide. At issue is the interpretation of a piece of legislation that President Obama signed in 2010 which required such programs to be accredited in order to issue visas […]

New Study Reveals Developing Trends in Global MBA Preferences

Posted on June 14th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Record numbers of students are studying at business colleges in the United States and a recent survey recently released by reveals that Global MBAs are more like Willie Sutton, the infamous 20th century bank robber, than you might think. After all, when Sutton was asked “why do you rob banks?” he had an elegant […]

Studying Abroad for the Summer

Posted on June 13th, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

Have you considered studying abroad for the summer? Many students find that studying abroad is a life enriching opportunity with endless benefits. Studying abroad for the summer allows students to partake in the best of both worlds: gaining cultural experiences and personal growth abroad but still have an “on-campus life.” In most cases, students have the opportunity to earn […]

Study in New Jersey

Posted on June 12th, 2012 by Bryanna Davis

Throughout its history, one of the greatest resources the state of New Jersey has to offer (besides its prime location) is the renowned level of cultural diversity and exchange that takes place within its borders. People from all over the world have made the decision to come to the United States, New Jersey in particular. […]

Top 10 U.S. Universities in 2012

Posted on June 9th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

According to the U.S. News ranking of colleges, the top 10 national universities in the United States are not a surprise to many people and includes world famous universities.  International students who are looking to attend the most prestigious schools, here are the top 10 U.S. universities in 2012 according to U.S. News. Harvard University– This […]

Study in South Dakota

Posted on June 5th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore towers over the many visitors to its historic base. But underneath these 60-foot high faces, deep within the bowels of the Black Hills, are some of the oldest caves in the United States. “These caves display more boxwork than any other in the world. They […]

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