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Advice: Arriving in the U.S. (Part 2)

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

At this time of year, universities are just getting back into session.  Freshmen and first years are arriving in new cities, and even new countries, for the first time and getting to know the place where they will spend the next few years of their lives.  Our bloggers remember what it was like to arrive […]

Being an African Among African-Americans

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

VOA’s In Focus TV program talks to a student from Cameroon, now studying at Howard University in Washington, D.C., about why he chose to study in the U.S., the cultural differences he’s found, and what he hopes to bring back to his home country.  Click “Read the rest of this entry” to watch the video.

Advice: Arriving in the U.S. (Part 1)

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

At this time of year, universities are just getting back into session.  Freshmen and first years are arriving in new cities, and even new countries, for the first time and getting to know the place where they will spend the next few years of their lives.  Our bloggers remember what it was like to arrive […]

Should You Trust University Rankings?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Last week we shared the results of two rankings of international universities – the THE and US News and World Reports (based on the QS rankings) – which came to different conclusions as to which universities are the best in the world. The Hindustan Times looks at why different rankings produce different results, and why […]

What Every Freshman Should Know

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

What should you read to prepare yourself for freshman year?  eCollegeFinder selects its top 50 online resources to help college freshmen learn the ropes.

Tags: Posted in Culture Shock

King of the Road

by Rudro Roy - Posts (2). Posted Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Look left, then right. Check the left again. The white walking man lights up, which signifies safe passage. I cross the road safely and let out a sigh of relief. Having arrived in Chico, California more than a year ago, I still have trouble crossing the street sometimes. In my country, oncoming traffic arrives from […]

Beyond the Ivy League

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Is an Ivy League education all it’s cracked up to be? CollegeWise counsels that if “you think that only Harvard will do and that a Kenyon education just won’t get the job done, you’re falling for the sham.” Meanwhile, CollegeBound takes a look at the “Budget Ivy League” list of top-notch public universities.

Tags: Posted in Applying to Schools

College Wears You Out

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Blogger Autumn posts this hilarious photo of her friends asleep at church, under the headline, “College wears you out.”

A Sticker in your Passport

by Nareg Seferian - Posts (16). Posted Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

The visa process was something of a harrowing experience when it came to getting to study in America. Okay, so maybe “harrowing” is too strong a word, but I was applying from Armenia, from where many have ended up in the States one way or another for a while now. The ”one way”-s can unfortunately be a problem. I was […]

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Why U.S. Campuses May Pop Up in Your Neighborhood

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 9:04 pm

John Sexton, president of New York University, talks to CNN about why the university opened a campus in Abu Dhabi, and why other universities are pursuing “branch campuses” as well.

Is College Still a Good Investment?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 1:42 pm

MSNBC‘s Life Inc. blog asks the question, “Is going to college still a good investment?,” looking at whether the benefits gained are worth the cost. A new report by the College Board answers, “Yes,” arguing that college graduates are more competitive in the workplace (via USA Today).

Tags: Posted in After Graduation

First Impressions: Arriving, Getting Settled and Meeting My New Country

by Jamal Janybek - Posts (3). Posted Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Learning cultures is my favorite thing to do. I enjoy interacting with new people very much. That’s why I am here, in the heart of different cultures congestion, in the United States of America. I have dreamed of studying abroad since my childhood and I am pretty sure that many students from different countries have […]

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Yet More University Rankings

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 2:26 pm

On the heels of last week’s World University Rankings comes U.S. News and World Reports‘ World’s Best Universities ranking.  This list ranks schools around the world based on their attraction to international students and faculty. UPDATE: Not a fan of rankings? You’re not alone.  Check out what Australian universities have to say about these sorts […]

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Study Life’s Guide to Studying in the USA

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 8:47 am

Jennifer from Study Life USA has put together a guide to studying in the US, focused on where to start when it comes to visas, English language assessments and financial aid.

Blessed is He Who Expects Nothing

by Senzeni - Posts (12). Posted Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.Alexander Pope, Letter to Gay, October 6, 1727 English poet & satirist (1688 – 1744) Yes, of all the emotions that I have experienced since my arrival in America, disappointment is the greatest. Of course, I had not expected to see money trees lining […]

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