Before coming to the U.S., I had the myth in my mind that American students are all rich financially and can afford a college education very easily. Or if American students are unable to pay their fee then having an American nationality solves all their problems and government provides them free education. I also thought…

China Daily “Big Talk” interviewed two representatives from EducationUSA, who gave some useful advice for prospective students.  In particular, they addressed misconceptions that many Chinese students have about studying in the US.  The video is on their website, but here are some highlights: Misconception: Chinese students can only apply to certain types of universities One…

New submissions for our Glossary of Confusing Words!  This week we’re defining “institute” and “underway.” Unfortunately the people who suggested these terms didn’t leave their email addresses, so we can’t thank them personally, but they’ll know who they are, so here’s a public thank you to them.  Anonymous suggestions are still welcome suggestions. 1) Institute…