Editor’s note: Paula is an English as a Foreign Language teacher by training, so she’ll be sharing her experience in the U.S. through the phrases she’s learning, and the valuable words that describe her feelings and experiences.  So check back regularly for Paula’s special series, “The U.S. in Words.”  And don’t forget, if you’re looking…

A slightly lighter week this week, but still some good events looking at business school admissions, community college options, and summer programs. Plus, the ETS is offering free GRE prep courses.  More details here: http://www.takethegre.com/free-gre-prep-series As always, if you attend any of these events, report back and let us know what you learned! (Use the comments,…

I will never forget my very first conversation with an American. He was an employee at Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. I was a new arrival, highly exhausted after almost 20 hours of flight. Upon landing I found myself overwhelmed by homesickness, and very badly wanted to find a telephone to call my parents. I…