By Li Chang
Research Associate, World Education Services Email has become such an integral part of our life that we struggle to function without it in our day to day life. Our latest research shows that 88% of international Millennial students check, read, or send emails at least once a day. Of those prospective students who used mobile devices during their U.S. college-search and application process, 62% used mobile devices to communicate with admission staff over email. Certainly, email is an important device for international students to search for information about schools in the U.S. and connect with university admissions officers.
Assistant Director of Admissions
Otis College of Art and Design
So, what is the difference between an Art College and a traditional liberal studies college? Apart from art as a major area of study, there are differences in curriculum, the community, and job prospects.
If you are a prospective international student looking to study in the U.S. in 2015, you may be racing the clock to prepare applications or may have already submitted a few applications to your dream schools, as the first round deadlines for many schools are fast approaching. For whichever situation you are in, here are some findings about international students’ information needs fromthe latest World Education Services (WES) survey, which could help you during your school search process.
Are you applying for 2015? 1. Focus on why you want to go to college The application process can sometimes feel daunting and never-ending. As you begin to get into the thick of it, make sure to remember your motivation and reason for applying to study abroad.
2. Finish your early applications If some of the schools that you want to apply to accept early applications, make sure to get a head start and submit early. This can improve your chances of being admitted, having enough time to look for other scholarships, and processing your visa.
By Michelle Kemp Assistant Director of Admissions, Otis College of Art and Design
These days, countless articles and essays of late have challenged the higher education, claiming it is an antiquated system offering meaningless degrees, inapplicable skills, and burdening its students with an overwhelming amount of debt. They remind us that wildly successful individuals like Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and Bill Gates either never went to college or were college drop outs.
By Megan Garber Associate Director of Career Services, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Q. If I am currently enrolled in a graduate program, can I apply for a pre-OPT to work before the program? A. No. USCIS defines "curricular practical training" as employment which is an integral or important part of your curriculum, and that means it is either required for your degree or you receive academic credit for the employment experience. Once you are enrolled in a graduate program, if the proposed employment is a required part of your studies, you may apply for permission to engage in CPT whenever your program requires your participation, even if it is immediately upon beginning your studies. If the job is not a required part of your study program, but you will receive academic credit, then you have been enrolled in valid, lawful status as a full-time student for at least one full academic year directly preceding your CPT application.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela. Describe how you think studying abroad can help change the world.
How to enter: To enter online, submit your essay here http://ow.ly/Cp4iy. Limit one entry per person or e-mail account. Essays should be submitted in English at a maximum of 500 words and typed. Essays exceeding this length may not be considered.