For international students who are studying abroad in the United States, doubtless one challenge is culture clash. However, for Chinese students, me included, there is another crucial one – political clash. Majoring in international relations, I have taken many courses that are related to Chinese politics. Tibet, Taiwan, human rights, freedom of speech and dictatorship…

We recently added academic ranks and titles to the Glossary of Confusing Words, and had a request to add types of degrees as well.  Always happy to oblige! Here are the types of academic degrees you might encounter in U.S. higher education, and what each one means: Certificate – Recognition for completing a non-degree program. …