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Aviation Scholarships

Posted on October 30th, 2012 by Bryanna Davis

Going to a college or university is expensive. American students struggle with paying the cost of tuition, books, lab fees, room and board. They often graduate in debt with student loans since college can cost thousands of dollars. International students who want to attend the best schools to study aviation might find themselves in a […]

An introduction to Halloween traditions in the US

Posted on October 27th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

Every year on October 31st people in many parts of the world celebrate Halloween. As an international student studying in the United States for the first time you may wonder what this holiday is all about and how you can celebrate it. For those who are not familiar with Halloween, here is an introduction to […]

Careers in Video Game Development

Posted on October 25th, 2012 by Bryanna Davis

Pursuing a degree in the field of video game development from an institution in the United States is an increasingly popular decision amongst international students who want to turn their passion for video gaming into a lucrative career. The popularity of this decision amongst international students comes at a great time as the production budgets […]

Study Psychology in the US

Posted on October 23rd, 2012 by Bryanna Davis

Psychology is a field that can broaden an individual’s horizons; on the personal as well as the professional front. Most jobs in psychology require applicants to have completed, at the least, graduate school. Since psychology fans out immensely, it is important for students to introspect and thoroughly research programs that colleges offer to find one […]

Undergraduate Programs in Literature

Posted on October 16th, 2012 by Bryanna Davis

When a student is choosing a program in literature, he or she needs to compare the major electives of the prospective schools. At the undergraduate level, the degree conferred will be a Bachelor’s of Arts in English; the degree will not likely identify the concentration, but an academic transcript will certainly identify the area of […]

Don’t procrastinate while you’re studying abroad!

Posted on October 13th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

Procrastination is a problem that plagues students everywhere. However, if you are an international student, procrastination becomes a bigger issue compared to when you are back at home. With exciting new places to explore and people to meet, you may find yourself putting off your studies and then finding out right before your exam that […]

Community Colleges Linking Up To Increase Appeal

Posted on October 11th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

A new breed of transfer agreements is changing the face of community college education in the United States – a move may have pay positive dividends to prospective international students wondering where to study business in the US. While traditional community colleges – which by definition offer only two-year associate’s degree programs – have long […]

Studying Philosophy

Posted on October 9th, 2012 by Bryanna Davis

What is the key to happiness? Today, students are told they need money, power and of course…stuff! Many years ago students were taught something very different. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle thought achieving happiness occurs in a radically different way than many people today believe. He thought the key to happiness rested in deep self-reflection. […]

Rescue Efforts for Syrian Students

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

The conflict in Syria has been going on for over 18 months and is escalating. Because of this, a growing number of higher education institutions have begun increasing efforts to extend scholarships and aid to Syrian students, especially those from areas hit hardest. Last week, the Institute for International Education (IIE) and Jusoor – an […]

Influential People who Studied Political Science in the US

Posted on October 2nd, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Political Science is one of the most popular majors on undergraduate college campuses today. And with good reason! Those who study Political Science in the US can engage in a broad variety of careers, from law to journalism to education to…President of the United States? That’s right! Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United […]

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