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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

California Love from International Students

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 7:16 pm

As an international student, choosing where to attend school in the U.S. to attend can be a major – and majorly stressful – decision: at nearly 10 million square kilometers, the United States is the third largest country by area in the world, with settings ranging from snowy mountains, to warm and sunny beaches, and […]

Andrew Palczewski

EducationUSA: All About the Student Visa Process

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (15). Posted Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 10:56 am

Another helpful webinar from EducationUSA: on Thursday, April 16, at 1300 UTC (9 AM ET) they’ll be holding an interactive discussion on everything you need to know about the student visa process. Do you have questions about the steps to obtain a student visa? Wonder how long the the process will take? Want to make […]

Jeonghyun Kim

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 […]

Students Speak: “I Wasn’t Ready”

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Worried about the start of school? You’re not alone. Gwen Mugodi was too. A student from Zimbabwe studying at Brown University, Gwen had her own reservations about studying in the US, living up to expectations, and confronting challenges. In our first student-submitted post on the new VOA Student Union blog, Gwen talks about preparing for […]

Making Money Make Sense: Funding a US Education

by Simbarashe - Posts (7). Posted Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Just how shocking is the cost of a U.S. college education? In my country, Zimbabwe, the tuition at the country’s top university is US$674 per semester – US$1074 including room and board. When I began to research schools in the U.S., I found the total annual cost of many colleges broke the $50,000 threshold, with […]

Find Your School Online Today!

by Doug Bernard - Posts (17). Posted Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 9:09 am

A Virtual School Fair for International Students For many international students, especially those interested in studying in the United States, the process of finding the right schools, applying, working to find financial aid and housing and all the rest is a year-round activity. It obviously can be challenging when you’re so far away to really […]

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Mike Got Into Harvard Med School as an International Student. Here’s How.

by Promise Okeke - Posts (5). Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 10:04 am

I spend about a third of every single month thinking about medical school and what I have to do to get in. It wouldn’t be a surprise to me if I were to be diagnosed with medical school admission O.C.D. (obsessive-compulsive disorder). We all know the chance of an international student getting into medical school […]

Getting the Edge as an International Applicant to Medical School

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 10:25 am

Just like every foreign student planning to apply for medical school in the United States, I have heard all the stories deterring us from even considering this option. They’re not just rumors. The admissions office at Yale University says on its webpage: It is extremely difficult for international applicants who are not citizens or permanent […]

Life at One of America’s Most Prestigious Prep Schools

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Phillips Academy Andover (sometimes called Phillips Academy, Andover or P.A.) is one of the most prestigious schools in the U.S. It’s hard to get admitted, not much easier when you get in, and far removed in pretty much every way from the public high schools most Americans experience. Joy Wang left her high school in […]

How to Get Summer Experience as a Pre-med (Without Making Yourself Miserable)

by Promise Okeke - Posts (5). Posted Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 11:24 am

It’s summer, a time of year that always leaves ambitious premeds confused about how to spend their time. There are so many possibilities: volunteering at a clinic, shadowing a physician, taking classes, traveling abroad. If you asked me which one is the best, my response is that you might as well flip a coin. For […]

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 […]

Can I Receive Multiple I-20s?

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 10:27 am

We got an email from Mike, who said he just got his first acceptance letter and is waiting to receive the I-20 form. But: “…there are still 2 other universities i’m interested in. IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE TWO I-20s FROM DIFFERENT COLLEGES AT THE SAME TIME THEN CHOOSE ONE AFTER RECEIVING THE I-20s?” The […]

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