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New English Test Option for University Admissions!

Posted on June 19th, 2020 by Brett Reichert

Hi, my name is Brett. I’m in charge of international student admissions at the University of West Georgia near Atlanta. Disclaimer: I don’t work for DuoLingo, but I did teach English in Korea and the U.S. for 10 years. I wanted to write about DuoLingo’s new English test because I think it offers a fresh, […]

Facebook Live: Take the Lead at McNeese State University (Reminder)

Posted on June 10th, 2020 by Connor Blay

This is your friendly reminder that tomorrow at 11:00am Eastern Time, we will be on Facebook Live joined by McNeese State University. Director of International Programs, Preble Girard sat down with Andres Arias and Saurav Sharma, two of McNeese’s international student leaders.   About Andres Andres is an international student originally from Cali, Colombia. He was […]

Facebook Live: Take the Lead at McNeese State University

Posted on June 4th, 2020 by Connor Blay

McNeese State University is a public university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. McNeese is known for its inclusive and diverse campus which allows international students to grow and thrive. McNeese is also known for: Its classification as a Carnegie Foundation Master’s University Its designation from U.S. News and World Report as a Tier One Regional […]

Tips for Taking Classes Online

Posted on June 1st, 2020 by Luke Clausen

Many students have spent their entire academic lives developing strategies to help them focus and concentrate when doing their schoolwork, and rely on these strategies in order to reach their full academic potential. These strategies are often classroom-oriented, so for many students, using these strategies could be difficult in a different environment. While learning in […]

Facebook Live: Discover Your Opportunities at Valencia College (Reminder)

Posted on May 27th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow at 12:00PM Eastern Time we will be on Facebook Live with our friends at Valencia College. International Student Recruitment Specialist, Daniela Garcia Laverde will join us to cover a number of topics such as: COVID-19 accommodations Valencia’s admissions process Scholarships And more! Again, that’s tomorrow on the International Student […]

Facebook Live: Discover Your Opportunities at Valencia College

Posted on May 21st, 2020 by Connor Blay

Valencia College in Orlando, Florida is a fully accredited community college that welcomes a number of international students each year. With more than 100 countries represented on its campuses and an International Student Services team there to help students through every step of their journey, international students are sure to enjoy calling Valencia home.  Next […]

Northwest Missouri State University Programs for International Students

Posted on May 15th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Each year, our friend and Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) International Involvement Center Director, Phil Hull, makes the trip overseas to meet some of you. This year, he was set to visit The Balkans region but because of COVID-19 he was forced to cancel all travel plans. He wanted us to pass along the message […]

The Pros and Cons of Transferring to a University from a Community College

Posted on May 13th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Studying in the US as an international student is a tremendous way to grow academically and personally. However, if you’re considering a future as an international student in the US, you know that you’ll have to budget. If you’re looking to save on the cost of getting your degree, it’s an excellent idea to consider […]

Study ESL Through CU Denver’s LynxDirect Pathway Program

Posted on March 13th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Great news for international students who would like to study English as a Second Language (ESL)! Students are now able to apply for the LynxDirect Pathway Program at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester and for the Spring 2021 semester. LynxDirect is an accelerated pathway to degree program […]

English Proficiency Tests at University of Arkansas

Posted on March 2nd, 2020 by Luke Clausen

When studying in the U.S., nearly all classes, textbooks, and communications from the school will, of course, be in English. Many international students speak some level of English, but universities in the U.S. want to know that an incoming international student has sufficient English skills to succeed in their studies. This is why so many […]


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