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Events for International Students: April 2-6

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 12:51 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 […]

Too Many Acceptance Letters? How to Weigh Your Options and Make a Decision

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Yesterday we shared some advice for anyone whose university admissions decisions didn’t turn out as they might have hoped (Read: Battling a University Rejection? 5 Stories to Get Inspired).  But what if you’re facing the opposite situation? Getting into too many schools can sound like a great problem to have, but having to choose between […]

Is Small Talk the Key to Good Relations?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

You might remember our recent discussion about why international and American students often don’t mingle, sparked by a video of some very brave MSU students sharing their own opinions on the topic. Blogger Anniken, who is from Norway and studying in the U.S., saw the video and had her own take on it, suggesting that […]

Battling a University Rejection? 5 Stories to Get Inspired

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 10:39 am

I was with my dad on the way home from one of my softball games when my brother called and said that he letter had come in the mail. I couldn’t get home fast enough, but I was terrified. If you applied to study in the U.S. for next year, I’m sure you can relate […]

New in the Glossary of Confusing Words: Faculty, Alumni

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 10:34 am

Today’s additions to the Glossary of Confusing Words are the words “faculty” and “alumni.” Olesya suggested them, saying she had come across them while preparing for the TOEFL, and asking: What’s the difference between these terms? Good question! Here’s the answer: Faculty = The professors and instructors of a university If you want to see […]

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Could Financial Aid Stop Me From Transferring to My Dream School?

by Thuy Pham - Posts (6). Posted Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 9:47 am

Dear Thuy, On behalf of the MBA in Design Strategy faculty I am pleased to offer you admission to the California College of the Arts (CCA) for the term beginning this fall 2012. Your application to the graduate program was selected from a strong pool of applicants. We believe the world of business is changing […]

Events for International Students: March 26-31

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 9:25 am

We’re searching the web to find webinars and other online events of interest to prospective international students. Check here each Friday (yeah, we’re a couple of days late this week.  Sorry!) 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 […]

Ask Tara: Relationship Advice from a Chinese and American Perspective

by Tara - Posts (11). Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 10:42 am

My best girlfriend, who is Chinese, is dating an American classmate.  If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know that I am also dating an American, so she has been using me as her own personal relationship coach (which I am more than happy to be!). I guess other foreign students might have similar […]

Want to Read an Incredibly Detailed Discussion of Why Americans Wear Shoes Indoors?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Yes, you do. http://ask.metafilter.com/92416/Why-do-some-people-wear-shoes-indoors

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How to Use Your Accent to Your Advantage

by Nicholas Lau - Posts (6). Posted Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 9:58 am

When I first arrived in the United States, I was uncomfortable with having an accent. It takes time for people to understand someone with an accent, particularly when they come across an accent they have not heard before. This was my case – I have a Malaysian accent. It is different when you have a […]

Events for International Students: March 19-23

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 10:16 am

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 […]

New in the Glossary of Confusing Words: Public School

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Many thanks to Hassabo, who submitted today’s addition to the Glossary of Confusing Words: public and private schools. I think these terms have different meanings in American – British context and are therefore confusing to many Arab students and parents. Absolutely right.  “Public school” means something a bit different in the U.K. than it does […]

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Why We Blog: ‘When You Write Something From Your Heart …’

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 11:02 am

Thanks to Kari Barber for putting together an inspiring profile of our blogger Alex! Find out why Alex blogs: When you write something from your heart and then someone reads it and is like, “I’ve been through the same situation … and thanks for offering some direction in your work,” that’s just amazing. And hear […]

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No Student Visa Required?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I was forwarded an email today from a 60-year-old man in China who said he dreamed of studying in the U.S. when he was young.  Now that he can afford it, he wrote, he is too old, but he still holds onto his dream. It was such a sweet email, so I started looking through […]

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The Meaning of Competition, and My Time on an American Forensics Team

by Dandan - Posts (11). Posted Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 9:45 am

“Dear Amorette, thank you for your great help all these days. I have learned a lot from this whole process. Although finally I didn’t manage to get qualified for the national competition this year in Texas, I feel happy to be with this adorable team and to learn so much.” This Monday morning, the first […]

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