Quick Links: Snow, Football and Hope for Those With Low Test Scores

1) Five Kenyans who studied abroad in five different countries (including the U.S.) share their advice and compare their experiences.

2) Egypt followup: The situation in Egypt hasn’t discouraged many Americans from wanting to study there.

And American University in Cairo has announced that classes will start on February 13.  Welcome to Egypt’s “new normal,” as many news organizations have dubbed it.

3) José from Berkeley College Life describes his first Superbowl in the U.S.: “I can’t say I understand everything about American football now, because I obviously don’t, but I did learn a lot. However, there is something that drives me crazy and it might be just because I’m used to soccer. They stop the game every few seconds!”

4) If you didn’t score well on your standardized exams, take comfort. One education placement company says top U.S. schools are taking a more holistic view of applicants.

5) American business schools are losing their dominance in the world market. Increasingly, MBA programs in other countries are drawing foreign students – including Americans.

CBS reports that it’s not just business schools seeing a change in this report on “American Brain Drain.”

Bonus: You may have heard that much of the U.S. is currently buried under insane amounts of snow. For some international students, it’s been a shock to return from warm climates to snow-covered ones, but also an opportunity to try sledding and making a snowman and all the other fun snow activities. However, as Mads Vassar points out, at some point the snow goes from amazing and beautiful to dangerous and just plain annoying.