Saturday, November 22, 2014

What is so special about New York?


By Yixin Zhao
Student: Columbia University


It’s often said that people from all over the world are either in New York, or on their way here. This city incorporates so many possibilities and dreams, in which people weep but find something to smile about, where they’re figuring out their lives but continue to be greatly inspired, frustrated but still filled with the desire to make a difference in the world.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Upcoming Webinar: Last Minute Application Tips for International Students

It’s that time of the year again. Yes, we’re talking about the holiday season but more importantly, it’s time to hand in your completed application to the school of your dreams so you can begin your academic journey in the U.S. You may have some questions and concerns and we’re here to help!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Everything you need to know about STEM jobs


By Sangeetha Shanmugham
Content Marketing Associate, World Education Services


What is STEM?

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied method. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and distinct subjects, STEM incorporates them into a cohesive learning pattern based on real-world applications. Since the graduating class of 2004, overall interest in STEM majors and careers among high school seniors has increased by over 20%. Since 2011, interest in STEM has grown and is projected to continue rising for Asian, Hispanic, American Indian and White students. The Southern region of the US has the highest concentration (36%) of students interested in STEM (Bayerus). 

Study In America: Guide for Students from Saudi Arabia


By Zhengrong Lu, 
Research Assistant, World Education Services

Are you a Saudi Arabian student planning on studying in the U.S.? Are you interested in learning more about the degrees your peers are pursuing, the academic programs they are engaged in and their favored academic destinations in the United States? Today we’re sharing some data for prospective students from Saudi Arabia and other tips to answer your questions so you can make an informed decision before applying to schools in the U.S.

The SAT: Everything You Need to Know


By Yuanyuan “Rebecca” Fang
Research Assistant, World Education Services

If you are thinking about applying to a college or university in the U.S. to pursue an undergraduate degree, then you should know about the SAT, because SAT test scores are among the key factors considered in U.S. college admission. Most colleges and universities require or highly recommend their applicants to submit SAT test scores, so getting a higher score will markedly increase your chances of acceptance and raise your odds to get college scholarships.

2 Important Sources of Financial Aid for Students from Nigeria


By: Megha Roy
Research Assistant, World Education Services

If you’re an international student looking to study in the U.S., you should know that there are many sources of funding available to you – you just need to look for them in the right place. Studying abroad is an expensive affair especially in the U.S. The total cost of attending a school includes accommodation, food expenses, travel costs, health insurance, textbooks and other costs along with tuition fees. Stack them together and the total cost can add up very quickly depending on the institute, major and place you choose to study.

Friday, November 14, 2014

School of Public Health, University of Michigan


The University of Michigan is recognized as one of the premier public research institutions in the U.S. Located in Ann Arbor, one of the most educated cities ranked by Forbes.com, the university attracts talented students from all over the world. Since 1941, U-M School of Public Health has been an important place for interdisciplinary research and breakthrough scientific discoveries. Ranked as one of the top 5 Public Health Schools in U.S., the school has 34 research centers where more than 200 world-renowned faculties and researchers undertake challenges in 5 disciplines: bio-statistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior & health education and health management & policy.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nigerian Students – Why and How to Get Your Credentials Evaluated


By Sangeetha Shanmugham
Content Marketing Associate, World Education Services

Are you a Nigerian student with an undergraduate degree from a local university and now looking to advance your academic career in the United States? You may more than likely have a few questions regarding degree requirements and we have just the answers for you. The length of undergraduate programs in Nigerian universities depends largely on the program of study. Degrees in the social sciences, sciences and humanities are typically four years; engineering and technology-related degrees are five years while architecture, medicine and veterinary science involve six-years of study; finally, a law degree can be obtained in five-years (source: World Data on Education.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Asking the Right Questions to the Right People


By Zhengrong Lu
Research Assistant, World Education Services


In our previous blog, we discussed 9 factors you should take into account during your school search. Today, let us expand on a related topic to help you navigate and make more knowledgeable decisions during your school search.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Why I Decided to Study in New York City


By Jaspreet Kaur
Student: New York University 

Called the Big Apple, I have always been fascinated by New York City, this multi-cultured, dynamic city ever since my first visit in 2008. My brother’s family migrated to the U.S. in 2008 and that opened a window of opportunity for me to come and visit the country.

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