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TOEFL or IELTS (And What Those Letters Mean)

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 9:02 am

Global Campus has put together a brief guide to the standardized tests you need to know about if you’re planning to study in the U.S. In a previous post, we shared a guide to the TOEFL, written by its parent company, the ETS.

‘Reality Show’ of International Students’ Life in America

by Tara - Posts (11). Posted Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 10:36 am

Before we come to America, we can find out tons of tips on how to get well prepared for living in the U.S. (like the blog of Student Union!). We read them, memorize them and share them, and then we feel highly confident when landing on the U.S. But sometimes, things go unexpectedly wrong. Here […]

A Month of Introductions: Getting to Know the U.S.

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Sunday, October 17th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

This has been a month of introductions, as we got to know our bloggers and many of our bloggers, arriving in the U.S. for the first time, got to know their new surroundings. –> Before you even arrive, you have to get through the visa process.  Nareg talked about his experience applying for a visa […]

Tags: Posted in Culture Shock

F-1, M-1 or J-1? All About Student Visas

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 10:30 am

What type of visa will you need to come study in the U.S.?  How do you apply for each type of visa, and what are the restrictions associated with it?  Fulbright Belgium explains in this useful video. Click “Read the rest of this entry” to see the video.  Nareg talked about his experience applying for […]

The Balancing Act: Work and Graduate School in New York City

by Terence Kelly - Posts (1). Posted Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

After seven weeks of graduate school and a fury of policy work out of the way, I feel like it’s finally time to share! My name is Terence Kelly and I work with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH), an anti-poverty non-profit representing 1,200 emergency food programs operating throughout the five boroughs, and […]

“hey u got a scholarship 4 me?”

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

The Scholarships for International Students blog offers useful tips for communicating with scholarship providers.  Tip #1? Proper grammar, capitalization, punctuation and complete sentences – even if you’re writing to them on Facebook.

TOEFL Basics

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 10:33 am

The basics of the TOEFL, the test many schools will require as verification of your language ability, as written by the ETS (the organization that runs it).

The Financial Aid Battle

by Jaime Bellemare - Posts (5). Posted Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 9:26 am

Three days before I was supposed to arrive on campus for my junior year at Syracuse University, I received a phone call.  My “work study” award hadn’t been renewed for the fall semester.  This was a problem, a big problem.  When you attend a university that costs more than $50 thousand a year, every penny […]

Deciding Where to Apply

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

How do you decide what schools to apply to when you’re thinking about studying in the U.S.? In a recent article in The Hindu, EducationUSA advisor C. Vijayalakshmi gives advice on how to choose a school and how to apply for financial aid. The Star covers a workshop at which EducationUSA advisor Doreen John talks […]

Tags: Posted in Applying to Schools

Should You Worry about Campus Violence?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 10:06 am

On October 7, a student was arrested at the University of Louisville after pulling a gun at a meeting with faculty.  Luckily no one was hurt, but it’s not the first gun-related incident on a U.S. campus in recent memory (remember Virginia Tech in 2007?), or even the first one this academic year.  In September, […]

Getting to Know Russia by Coming to America

by Roua al-Hayki - Posts (2). Posted Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 10:17 am

Studying in the U.S. is a unique international experience.  For a long time people have preferred studying here for a quality education, but, in my opinion, there is a lot more to be said about what makes it unique. What makes studying in the U.S. different compared with other countries is the level of diversity […]

How Much Would You Pay?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Saturday, October 9th, 2010 at 7:20 am

Don’t trust everything you eavesdrop, but a blogger in Shenzhen relates three conversations she’s overheard about the prices Chinese families will pay to send their kids to the U.S.

The Blessings of an Overstuffed Schedule

by Julia Bumke - Posts (4). Posted Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 9:28 am

As the leaves start to turn and we finally get some autumnal weather in New Jersey, life here at Princeton is settling into its normal vibe of constant, city-never-sleeps activity.  Since we start in mid-September, later than most other American universities, classes are just now kicking into high gear; extra-curricular clubs are in full swing; […]

How do U.S. Students View France’s Burqa Ban?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

The University of Colorado Independent talks to students about their views on France’s decision to ban the burqa and niqab in public.  The CU students interviewed seem to feel that the ban infringes on personal freedoms. The issue of religious attire on college campuses has been raised all over the world, including recently in Syria, […]

Finding a Study Nook

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Oberlin blogger Will shares his favorite place to study, in the campus music library, and talks about your study spot says about you.

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