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Jeonghyun Kim

Why Do International Students Come to the U.S. to Study?

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 6:59 pm

The United States is consistently the top study abroad destination for students around the world, with nearly 900,000 international students coming to the U.S. to study during the 2013-2014 school year. But why do international students choose to come to the United States? While there are numerous different reasons, here are four of the reasons […]

Jeonghyun Kim

Transferring Schools Can Be Trouble For International Students

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 6:16 am

Transferring from one university to another university is common in the U.S. for a number of reasons, from students seeking better way to pursue their education, to going to school in a different location, to spending less on tuition, and more. The same is true for international students, some of whom try to transfer to […]

Jeonghyun Kim

Survey Shows the Way for Schools to Keep International Students Happy

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 3:37 pm

International students are overall very satisfied with their study abroad experiences, according to the I-Graduate Analysis of Student Satisfaction, which finds four factors have the greatest influence on the international students’ satisfaction: local atmosphere, learning quality, attitude of professor, and friendliness of the schools. The analysis could be very useful for U.S. universities looking to […]

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Master Your MBA Application: Research, Respond, and Revise

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 10:16 am

As the business world grows increasingly global, companies are seeking professionals with global experience. Many American companies look to hire employees who have a lot of international experiences, and who have spent time studying abroad and learning new languages. That may explain the high number of international students enrolled in American business schools – 613,000 […]

Andrew Palczewski

CampusUSA: Community College – An Affordable Start to a Great Education

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (15). Posted Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 10:43 am

For American and foreign students alike, one of the biggest concerns about college is cost – specifically, the price of tuition. Students want a high-quality education, but they don’t want to go into debt to get one. The compromise? Community college. As CampusUSA writes, community colleges allow students to earn credits they can apply at […]

Andrew Palczewski

U.S. State Department Hosting Google+ Hangout on “The Benefits of Studying Abroad”

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (15). Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 2:56 pm

The U.S. Department of State is hosting two Google+ Hangout on the benefits of studying abroad. The hangout on Thursday, May 29 is geared specifically towards students looking to study abroad. The State Department’s full release is below: Did you know that the U.S. Department of State offers scholarships for high school students to study […]

Road Runner

by Doug Bernard - Posts (17). Posted Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 9:40 am

Today’s post is from Sisbusisiwe Mukwakwami, a very talented freshman student studying at the University of California Berkeley. Sibusisiwe is from Zimbabwe and last year won a national prize in that country’s Black History essay competition, among other honors. She’s currently exploring several areas of study, including Economics, Literature and Molecular Biology. It’s 6.30 am […]

Need an Extension on a Paper? Offer a Compromise Instead

by Anna Malinovskaya - Posts (17). Posted Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 10:34 am

I still had two hours until the submission deadline when I got to the Mount Holyoke library to print out my eight-page final paper. I put my belongings, including the USB drive with my paper on it, on a desk near the computer and went to say hi to a friend at the other end […]

How to Be a Good Student in America: 3 Dos and Don’ts

by Anna Malinovskaya - Posts (17). Posted Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

DOs DON’Ts Persevere Cheat Ask professors for help Chase two hares at a time Speak out Stop trying DO: Persevere Writing papers has always been a challenge for me. The type of writing that is considered a vital skill in the U.S., being able to construct and defend an argument, is not something I learned […]

5 Simple Habits to Raise Your GPA

by Phillip Dube - Posts (4). Posted Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Maintaining a good GPA is one of the most important objectives for most college students. For potential employers, it may be a key way they can judge your diligence and work ethic. If you start off with a low GPA, it can be an insurmountable struggle to bring it up, and may cause you to […]

Professors Like Good Writers, Risk-takers: 5 Questions with Dr Tobie Tondi

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Dr. Tobie Tondi is a theology professor at the University of San Diego, and a Sister of the Holy Child, who has taught international students, and has been an international student herself. Our special correspondent Zuleyma Ramirez interviewed Dr. Tondi to find out what international students should know if they want to succeed in a U.S. […]

Absolute or Relative Excellence: Are American Schools Teaching Students to Underachieve?

by Anna Malinovskaya - Posts (17). Posted Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I graduated from high school in Russia with all As. At graduation, those of us who had achieved all As were called on the stage to receive a special award. It’s not based on class rank, percentile, or GPA range. Only absolute excellence. That’s how Russian schools define success. You either meet all the standards or […]

Inside a Middle School Classroom: Creative Homework, Running Through Corridors

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

We’ve heard many stories of what college and university classes are like: Heavy on the reading, wrote Chris, with assignments due all throughout the semester, added Mohammed, and a heavy emphasis on class participation and critical thinking. Lax in terms of classroom discipline, noted Anna, but with a real expectation that students take personal responsibility for […]

The Rules You Need to Follow when Working with American Students

by Rin Ichino - Posts (3). Posted Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 10:46 am

I gave a sigh of relief – our research project and presentation would be in a group! Now my friends would help me with English, and I wouldn’t have to worry that I would mess up the presentation because of my language skills. This was 9 months ago, in the summer of 2012, before I […]

The Must-have Items for Surviving School in the US

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 9:52 am

Let’s be honest, as fun and exciting as it is to be a university student, it can also be TOUGH. Not only do you have to stay on top of all the schoolwork, meaning long hours of studying and more reading than is humanly possible, but it is also often a time of intense personal […]

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