Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Why Choose a Women’s College?


By Yuanyuan “Rebecca” Fang


Perhaps you’ve never thought about attending a women’s college on your list of possibilities. I graduated with honors from Agnes Scott College (ASC) in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia in 2013. Initially, it wasn’t a deciding factor for me as I started my application process, but it turned out to be one of the most significant and beneficial decisions of my life. Below is a list of the top ten most popular women’s colleges among international students.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Why Studying in the U.S. Was Important to Me


Hello everyone, my name is Alejandro Guayaquil-Sosa, I am a master’s student in the United States focusing on computer programming. I hold a physics degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and I like to combine my math and physics knowledge to create science tools on the computer. I made the decision to study in the U.S. because I wanted to learn outside of my home country due to the lack of opportunities it offers to hard science disciplines such as my major, physics. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

[CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT] University of Minnesota Law School


The University of Minnesota Law School, ranked as one of the country's top public law schools, is a recognized leader in preparing students to solve the complex social, economic and business issues of our time. Our exceptional faculty, innovative curriculum and unmatched clinical and experiential learning opportunities equip students for the demands of the 21st century.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August Timeline for International Students: Are You on Track?




A new cycle of checklists has begun! Starting in August, we will now move forward with tips and advice for the incoming class of 2015 and 2016. 

Application season has already started so make sure to stay on track with WES Student Advisor!

Monday, August 4, 2014

20 Top U.S. Universities Sending Students to Law Schools


In the U.S. there is no pre-law degree that specifically prepares you only for law school. Students majoring in everything from music to political science apply to law school each year. These diverse majors help to create an academic environment that is unique and stimulating. International students are also able to attend law school by either applying for a three-year J.D. (Juris Doctor) or one-year LL.M. (Master of Law) degree. Although the application for each degree is different, they both provide students with knowledge of the U.S. legal system. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

7 Tips from Current International Students


Over the past few weeks, WES Student Advisor has invited groups of international students to join us for a fun discussion on how we can reach out to and help the next generation of international students. Students from China, Grenada, Armenia, Ecuador, and Brazil have come together to share their experiences studying abroad in the U.S. and why they think you should too. Here are some fun tips and facts we learned from our students that we think would be helpful for you too.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Difference Between General and One-Year Specialized MBA


By Aimee Akimoff
Director of Recruitment MBA, Willamette University

There are a variety of MBA program types in the U.S. The traditional program type is considered a general MBA. It is typically two years in length, with an internship done in the summer between the first and second year. Generally, there is some mix of core or required courses and elective courses from which students can choose. There are also one-year MBA and master degree programs that allow students to focus in a specific area of study, such as entrepreneurship, finance, marketing or other areas. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Are You Cut Out for Medical School in the U.S.?


Are you an aspiring medical student hoping to attend a U.S. medical school? If your answer is yes, you probably know that it's quite hard for international students to be admitted to medical school. However, nothing is impossible if you are determined. 

In this article, we have summarized some of the steps involved in getting into medical schools in the U.S. for international students.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gear Up for the Common Application


International students planning to apply to undergraduate degree programs for next year should start gearing up for the opening of the Common Application on August 1st. 

What is the Common Application? It is a college application that can be submitted online and be sent to multiple schools who accept it. Currently more than 500 private and public universities in the U.S. accept the Common Application. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

6 Common Undergraduate Admissions Questions Answered



By Jackie Vogl
Assistant Vice President for Global Education, SUNY Plattsburgh

We asked Jackie to help us answer some of the student questions we've received during our webinar on undergraduate admissions. From standardized tests to financial aid, find out more on how admissions officers weigh different parts of the university application for international students.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Financial Documents You'll Need for the U.S. Student Visa



If you've been accepted to a U.S. university and now need to get your student visa, WES Student Advisor is here to help! Now that you have been admitted, the U.S. university should have provided you with an I-20 form. Now, you'll need to get your financial documents together to successfully pass the visa interview. In our latest video blog, we've explained some of the common financial documents that you'll be asked to show depending on how you plan to fund your studies.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Salary Difference Between Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees


Admit Data: Make Informed Application Decisions
By Xiao Lu


When undergraduates are thinking about studying abroad for an advanced degree in the U.S., they have two options: apply to a master’s degree or doctoral degree. Here we will talk about the differences between master’s and Ph.D. degree programs and also compare the life-time earnings of both degrees in respective occupations.

Monday, July 21, 2014

6 Advantages of Studying in the Midwestern U.S.



By Bruno Barbosa

Moving from Sao Paulo, Brazil with more than 11 million inhabitants, to a much smaller city in the middle of Midwestern U.S., Indianapolis, I was definitely expecting a lot of cultural shock and lifestyle differences. Indeed, when I first arrived here for university, I sensed big gaps in culture, weather, political views, and social norms. However, throughout my first semester at the University of Indianapolis, I started to realize advantages of studying in Midwestern U.S. that I definitely would not have encountered if I had studied in the more metropolitan and “hipper” areas of the U.S.

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