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15 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make Right Now If You Want to Study in the US

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 12:34 am

We asked all our bloggers to share the one New Year’s resolution someone should make if they want to study in the U.S.  Submitted humbly in the hope that it will help you achieve your goals, here is their list of 15 resolutions you can make for 2012: 1. Get a calendar and mark all […]

The Best Insights You May Have Missed This Year

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 7:52 am

One of my favorite things about the new year approaching is the chance to look back and be proud of the one that just passed.  So in that spirit, here are the 5 most popular posts that have appeared on this blog in the 2011 school year, of which we are very proud: 5) Are […]

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Do You Know the Meaning of These Words in Your Favorite Christmas Carols?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Many of you, including our own blogger Nick, have suggested using American songs as a way to practice English.  Well, the holiday season is filled with classic Christmas carols that are great for just that purpose. Some Christmas carols have been around so long that they use beautiful archaic language like “hither and thither,” which […]

Can International Students Attend American Medical School?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Thanks everyone who participated in our Q&A event this week.  I hope it somewhat made up for the lack of real webinars happening in the world! Our last question comes from Hana, who asked: are there any medical scholarships for international students? I have to admit, medical school is not an issue we’ve ever covered […]

What are American Classes Like?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Question #3 in our Q&A event comes from Joseph who asked: how is academic and also how can l get a scholarship to study. Classes are generally taught either “lecture-style,” which means the professor lectures the whole time, or “seminar-style,” which means most of the class is devoted to discussion.  You’ll probably find that intro-level […]

How Do I Get an F-1 Visa?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at 11:39 am

Question #2 in our weeklong online event comes from “nhung” who asked: How can we get the visa F1 , I think I have enough condition to study in USA but US consulate refused to issue visa Let’s start out with me reminding you that I’m not an immigration lawyer, nor am I a consular […]

How Much Does it Cost to Study in America?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, December 19th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that each Friday we search the entire internet (from “a” right through “∞”) to find online events and webinars happening in the upcoming week that you might want to attend. Well, we couldn’t find any for this week (and we even searched all the way […]

No Events Next Week, So We’ll Start Our Own…

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 9:08 am

We didn’t find any webinars or online events for next week (maybe because of Christmas?). So we’re holding our own! Ask any questions you have about studying in the US – maybe you want to know what your classmates will be like, or how the academics are, or what types of scholarships you could get […]

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Advice for Prospective International Students, with Bonus Two SAT Horror Stories

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 5:19 am

Yesterday we shared the first of two recent phone conversations we had to talk about studying and living in the U.S. If you didn’t have a chance to listen to that one, check it out. In this second conversation, we start out talking about American culture, but with prospective student Vladimir on the line, quickly […]

Only in America Moments, Plus Lots of Advice from International Students

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

You might remember last year we had a blast recording and sharing a few phone conversations where the bloggers compared notes from their year in the States. If you haven’t listened to those, check ’em out.  They were lots of fun: Pete and Repeat are on a Boat…and Other Adventures in American Culture In fact, they […]

The Characteristics of Success

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

There’s an interesting discussion happening on Quora right now about the types of people that have an advantage in American culture; that is, what attributes are prized within U.S. society.  Some of the suggestions of characteristics that help you get ahead in America: – Being an extrovert – Working well in teams – Having straight, […]

10 Final Exam Memes By People Wasting More Time Than You

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Ah, final exams.  A time to step back and consider all the knowledge you’ve gained in the past few fruitful months. That, or completely freak out and find excuses to do anything other than study.  Most people on Tumblr seem to have chosen the latter option. And luckily for us, they’re spending their time making […]

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Events About Studying in the US: Dec. 12-16

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

We’re searching the web to find webinars and other online events of interest to prospective international students. Check here each Friday to find out what’s coming up in the next week. Your end of the bargain? If you attend, report back and let us know what you learned! (Use the comments, the Facebook page or […]

Why Aren’t Americans Making the Most of Their Democracy?

by Dandan - Posts (11). Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 11:36 am

“How many of you believe in Congress?” One day in my public speaking class, a student began his speech with this question, and nobody raised their hands to show their approval. Later in his speech, the student talked more about how Americans view their government, saying that the American government is losing credibility, people are […]

The Complications of Friendship in America

by Simbarashe - Posts (7). Posted Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 10:35 am

It occurred to me recently as I was sitting around the table having lunch in between classes that the vast majority of my friends in college are international students. Now, this is not to say I had been living in oblivion about this fact all this time, but rather I came to the realization that […]

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