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5 Free Online Events for International Students: June 16-22

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Boy, if you’re struggling to write your application essay or personal statement, this is the week for you! As always, if you attend any of the below events, report back and let us know what you learned! (Use the comments, the Facebook page or just email me – jstahl@voanews.com). And please share any online events you’ve found […]

Help Us Translate These American Opinions on International Friendships

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 11:00 am

We recently received a message from one of our Vietnamese friends asking if we had translations for any of our stuff. We don’t, but we could … with your help! This is one of our most popular videos, exploring American students’ opinions about their international classmates (produced as part of our series on Americans’ real […]

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5 Free Online Events for International Students: June 9-15

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

This week features primarily events from the folks at EducationUSA for students looking for advice on starting university in the U.S., but it’s also one of CollegeWeekLive’s big online events, Destination: College, sponsored by the College Board. As always, if you attend any of the below events, report back and let us know what you […]

The Student Union Ultimate Summer Reading List for Fun and Learning

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

It’s no secret that we here at the Student Union love books, and for the past few days we’ve been thinking about what to read over the next few months before school starts up again. Yesterday we shared some of the reading lists American students have been assigned this summer, which also make for great […]

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American Students Will Read These Books This Summer, and You Should Too

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

What’s on your reading list for the summer? It’s common for American elementary, middle and high schools to assign works of great literature for students to read while classes are out. You’re unlikely to see Dostoyevsky or Madame Bovary on these summer reading lists though – they’re filled with zippier, more fun and more compelling […]

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6 Free Online Events for International Students: June 2-8

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Another week, another great selection of webinars for anyone looking to study in the U.S. As always, if you attend any of the below events, report back and let us know what you learned! (Use the comments, the Facebook page or just email me – jstahl@voanews.com). And please share any online events you’ve found that we haven’t. […]

4 Free Online Events for International Students: May 26-June 1

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 11:19 am

This week features The Economist’s “Which MBA?” virtual fair for prospective business students, among several other business and graduate school-themed events. As always, if you attend any of the below events, report back and let us know what you learned! (Use the comments, the Facebook page or just email me – jstahl@voanews.com). And please share any online […]

9 Free Online Events for International Students: May 19-25

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 9:31 am

This is an interesting week in the webinar world, featuring several events targeted specifically to students in Asia. Of course, there’s also the regular fare of events for prospective undergraduates, MBAs, and law students. As always, if you attend any of the below events, report back and let us know what you learned! (Use the […]

Is This the Best Graduation Speech of All Time?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Each year around this time, famous comedians, well-known politicians, great writers, and other individuals of note make the rounds at America’s universities, giving seniors the last words of wisdom they will hear before they are officially graduated and thrust into the real world. And each year, the rest of us watch those addresses to decide […]

6 Free Online Events for International Students: May 12-18

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 9:48 am

This week features two online college fairs, among the more standard webinar fare. Plus, EducationUSA’s sessions are turning to the subject of American culture as international students prepare to begin their studies in just a few short months. As always, if you attend any of the below events, report back and let us know what […]

New in the Glossary of Confusing Words: Tutorial

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Welcome to a new entry in the Glossary of Confusing Words! The person who submitted this one didn’t give us any context, just the single word – tutorial. But it’s a good word, because it can have several different meanings in relation to a university education. So thanks to whoever sent it in! Tutorial In […]

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What it Looks Like Inside a Dorm Room, Suite, and Other Campus Living Options

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 10:07 am

Students in America live in all types of arrangements – on campus and off campus, dorm rooms and apartments, alone and with roommates. Earlier this year Annisa discussed how she chose between all the possibilities, but which one would you choose? Here are a look at all the different types of housing our bloggers live […]

6 Free Online Events for International Students: May 5-11

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Events are back this week with one for every stage of your education. Whether you’re applying, starting in the fall or graduating, someone out there has a webinar this week for you. As always, if you attend any of the below events, report back and let us know what you learned! (Use the comments, the Facebook […]

Did You Wear Your T-Shirt to Celebrate College Decision Day?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 1:52 pm

May 1 is “National College Decision Day” in the U.S., the deadline for accepted students to make their choice and commit to a school. A fun tradition at many high schools is for students to wear the t-shirt of the college they’ve picked, announcing their decision to their friends and classmates. YEAH DECISION DAY YEAH […]

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

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 9:16 am

We didn’t find any webinars or online events for next week (maybe because the school year is wrapping up?). 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 […]

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