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.

Friday, July 18, 2014

10 Most Affordable Private Colleges in the U.S.

The U.S. is full of unique and diverse colleges and universities. Researching colleges can be exciting because the the opportunities often feel limitless. One of the bigger distinctions of U.S. colleges are those that are publicly-funded by the state government versus privately-funded. Many private universities also tend to be smaller in student population which can be an advantage for students that perform better in smaller class settings. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

[CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT] Willamette University MBA, Oregon

Willamette University is a nationally renowned private liberal arts university in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 1842, Willamette is the first university established in the western U.S. and hosts an undergraduate program and two professional graduate programs: Law and MBA.

Willamette's Full-Time MBA program is specifically designed to prepare students for their first professional career position, career change or advancement in business, government and not-for-profit organizations. The program features an emphasis on experiential learning, excellent teaching, and a full program of career services and student organizations.

Friday, July 11, 2014

U.S. Scholarships for Saudi Students

Admit Data: Make Informed Application Decisions
By Mirae Baik

Every year, more and more international students from Saudi Arabia are coming to the U.S. to study abroad. From pursuing their doctoral degree to taking English language courses, students are experiencing study and life in the U.S. Thanks to the King Abdullah Scholarship Program, many Saudi students are able to attend college in the U.S. with full tuition support. But for students who are unable to receive the King Abdullah Scholarship, we've listed some additional scholarship support that you are able to look into to pursue your dreams of studying abroad.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Help! I Need a Plan B: University Admission through Transfer

By Kay Gunyon
Undergraduate International Admissions Coordinator, University of Indianapolis

Step into the minds of prospective international students and you’ll find the educational plans they have outlined for themselves. Let’s check in on how these plans are coming along for a few students:

Friday, July 4, 2014

9 MBA Admissions Questions Answered

9 MBA Admissions Questions
Getting your MBA degree is a big commitment and we want you to have the best information to get started. Whether you are worrying about your GPA or work experience, we have some advice for you. 

Below are the top 9 questions we’ve received from students visiting WES Student Advisor. The questions have been answered by our admissions experts, student ambassadors, and editors.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Timeline for International Students: Are You on Track?

July Timeline for International Students

Summer is rolling along! 

This month, we will be focusing on visa and other preparations for international students starting their degree program this fall. For those planning to apply this winter, summer is a crucial time to get those interesting experiences in for your essays and application. 

Stay on track with WES Student Advisor!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Gaining and Building by Studying Abroad

By Alexandre Kleis

Studying abroad brings a multitude of challenges, which are an integral part of the educational experience, and also offers plenty of benefits. From the various international students I have gotten to meet while studying abroad, it is clear that there is a lot to gain by living in an unfamiliar place with a different culture. Getting to meet students from diverse background, whether international or not, is also a wonderful aspect of studying abroad.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Transferring from a Community College

By Cynthia Lozano

For many international students going to a community college before attending a four-year university is a good way to start the transition from high school to higher education in a new country. However, in order to do this, students must be aware of the process of transferring from one institution to another, as well as the discipline and commitment it takes.

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