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Top 10 Pieces of Advice We’ve Heard This Year

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 9:21 am

In case you couldn’t guess, I love the articles our bloggers write about culture and culture clash.  I’m fascinated by what happens when different cultures come into contact and coexist, and by finding out all the little differences that end up making a huge impression, like whether getting a tan is beautiful or whether writing […]

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5 Articles That Might Change How You See the World

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 8:52 am

As promised, since yesterday I shared YOUR favorite posts of the past school year, today I’m sharing MY favorite posts.  These weren’t always the most read or most shared items, but they all had something insightful, interesting and important to say.  These were the posts that made me see the world through someone else’s eyes, […]

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Top 5 Posts of the Year

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 11:26 am

It’s hard to believe that another school year is coming to an end!  It seems like just yesterday we were introducing you to a new crop of writers, and now we’re saying goodbye, wishing some of them good luck in their post-graduation futures, and some of them a happy summer spent pursuing internships and other […]

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International Students and US Employment

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Saturday, May 26th, 2012 at 10:26 am

As you probably know, most Fridays we post a list of upcoming webinars, virtual college fairs, and other free online events of interest for anyone who hopes to study in the U.S. Well, this was a slow week in the webinar world, so instead we found online recaps of two past events about finding a […]

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It’s Not Too Late To Get Admission for the Fall

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Though most students who will be starting at a U.S. college this fall are probably already thinking about what to pack, if you missed the application deadlines or got rejected from the places you applied, there’s still an opportunity to get admission for 2012-2013. According to the NACAC, over 360 colleges still have space in […]

An ‘A’ Won’t Get You a Career, But a Good Education Might

by Cristiana - Posts (3). Posted Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 11:04 am

In May and June, graduating students have the chance to hear highly accomplished professionals speak at commencement ceremonies, and to gather some last words of wisdom to prepare them for life after academia. Commencement is traditionally a time to celebrate the achievement of completing a university degree, and to think about how your education has […]

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Here’s Exactly What a College Application Form Looks Like

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 12:45 pm

A preview version of the 2012-2013 Common Application has been posted online, giving you a look at exactly what you will face if you plan to use the Common App next year, and a good sample of what your application could look like no matter where you’re applying. You can check out a PDF of the […]

Travel Tips for International Students in America

by Dandan - Posts (11). Posted Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 10:46 am

Ah, it is summer again! The golden time for travel! Dear international students, are you familiar with traveling in America? As an international student myself, I can still remember my first travel in America. I learned a lot about how transportation works in the U.S., and I’m glad to share with you some tips I […]

Events for International Students: May 21-25

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 4:58 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. As always, if you attend any of these events, report back and let us know what you learned! (Use the comments, the Facebook page […]

New in the Glossary of Confusing Words: Arts (and Sciences)

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

When you hear the word “arts,” you probably think of things like painting or singing. So why can you get a liberal arts degree in biology?  And why does a School of Arts and Science offer courses in history?  It’s pretty confusing, which makes it a great submission for the Glossary of Confusing Words! (Thanks […]

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Why Does Everything Look Different???

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Why, thank you for noticing.  We DID change our layout today. Our parent site, voanews.com, went through a major overhaul.  If you are a VOA reader and haven’t checked out the new site design yet, pop over and take a look.  It’s cleaner, more visual and hopefully easier to navigate. It’s also a lot wider, […]

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More Majors Now Eligible for OPT Extension

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

The Department of Homeland Security announced it is expanding the list of science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs that qualify international students for an OPT extension. The OPT program allows international students to stay in the U.S. for up to 12 months after their graduation in order to work and gain experience in their field. […]

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Events for International Students: May 14-18

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 10:19 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. As always, if you attend any of these events, report back and let us know what you learned! (Use the comments, the Facebook page […]

Some of My Favorite Websites for International Students

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I had the pleasure of talking this week with VOA Special English, who wanted to know about the types of questions international students ask when applying to study in the U.S.  You can listen to the report they put together from our conversation here: After the interview, they also asked me to share some of […]

Why a BMW Became Newsworthy When Chinese Students Died at USC

by Qian - Posts (7). Posted Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 10:46 am

After waking up in the morning of April 11, 2012, I turned on my laptop, and suddenly I was shocked by some breaking news – two Chinese students had been shot to death that morning near the campus of the University of Southern California (USC). [Our coverage] Like me, many Chinese students in the United […]

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