Monday, October 20, 2014

9 Factors to Consider During Your School Search

By Zhengrong Lu
Research Assistant, World Education Services

By If you are a prospective international student looking to study in the U.S. in 2015, you may be in the tightest schedule of preparing applications or may have already submitted a few applications to your dream schools, as the first round deadlines for many schools are fast approaching. In whichever situation you are, here are some findings about international students’ information need from World Education Services (WES)’ latest survey, which could help you during your school search process.

Friday, October 17, 2014

2015 - 16 U.S. Admissions: Are You on Track?

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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Why Go to an Art College?

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.

FAQs: Public Health Programs in the USA

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.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Essay Contest 2014

“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 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.

[VIDEO CONTEST] #ShareYourStory

Cyan, who is from China, started a wine blog as a school project that changed the career she wanted to pursue in the long term. Watch this video to see, what inspired her career move. 

6 Newer Technologies to Help International Students Gather Information

By Megha Roy
Research Assistant, World Education Services

Millennials are born in a new era of technology, so why not use it to your full capacity and surpass the barriers of distance. You will not only get information on application processes and campus life but also a lot more information on faculties, program content and course offerings from different credible channels and first hand interactions with admission experts, current and past students.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Study Law in the USA - 5 Things You Should Know!

By Khary Hornsby
Director of International and Graduate Programs, University of Minnesota Law School

1. How different is the U.S. law system from the U.K. law system?

There are many historical similarities between the U.S. and U.K. legal systems. This is due to the fact that the U.S. is a former British colony and the U.S. based its legal system from the British common law system. 

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