Friday, October 2, 2015

4 Tips for Writing a Great Scholarship Essay

By Jordan Friedman
World Education Services

Scholarship essays can be difficult to write, and this is especially true for international students who aren’t fluent in the English language. You need to impress your readers (i.e., the admissions committee), make your objectives and goals clear, and then edit your essay until it’s as close to perfect as possible.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

My English Isn’t Great. How Do I Write a Great Grad School Essay?

By Oluwaseyi Oni
Student Ambassador,

Emory University

Does the fact that you are not too good in the English language mean that you are at a disadvantage with your graduate school essay? Not necessarily.

The component of the application that is fully under the control of the applicant is the statement of purpose, or personal statement. It is therefore prudent to work hard to get the best you can out of this portion of your application.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Webinar Recap: Applying to Art and Design Programs in the U.S.

By Jordan Friedman

World Education Services

Yesterday, WES Student Advisor hosted a webinar for international students that provided expert insight into applying to art and design degree programs in the United States. Joining us was Erin Stine, the director of undergraduate admission at the Parsons School of Design at The New School, based in New York City.

The webinar was moderated by Brendan Twist, content marketing manager at World Education Services, and we also live tweeted the webinar. Check it out on our Twitter feed!

Here's a recap of what we discussed.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

International Student Guide: Securing Employment in the U.S.

By Naimeesha Murthy
World Education Services

Finding a job after graduation isn’t easy for international students. Beyond the basic worries, international students face more unique challenges when it comes to the process. Listed below are some tips to consider before and while applying for jobs. We hope they help!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Campus Spotlight: Parsons School of Design

Courtesy of Parsons website
By Jordan Friedman
World Education Services

With a whopping 38 percent of its students hailing from outside the United States, the Parsons School of Design, one of seven colleges at The New School, might be the perfect fit for you if you’re interested in design, art and similar fields. Offering a range of degrees from architecture to fashion design to data visualization, Parsons is a great school to enable you to bring out your creative side.

Students at Parsons hail from around the world, with the most represented countries being China, India, South Korea, Canada and Mexico, according to the Parsons website. The New School provides international students with International Student and Scholar Services, through which international students can receive immigration aid and support as they adapt to the U.S. (You can find plenty of info on ISS at the office’s website, and read more about its programs and events here.)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Art Degrees Growing in Popularity for International Students

By Jordan Friedman
World Education Services

Whether it’s painting, drawing or graphic design, the number of international students pursuing fine and applied arts degrees in the United States has risen steadily in the past several years, according to data from the Institute of International Education.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Friends Become Family When Studying Abroad

By Tanmayee Potluri
Student Ambassador, 
San Jose State University

It was August 13, 2010 – my first day in the U.S. I think I’ll always remember that day. Questions were running through my mind: Where am I? What am I doing? Did I do the right thing by coming here? And then entered this group of people that I never thought would become my closest friends.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

megaVOICE: Quirks of American English

By Meghavaty Suresh
Contributing Writer

International travel and study involve quite a few barriers, and language is usually the biggest one. However, being brought up in a former British colony, English is the medium of instruction I’m most familiar with. I grew up speaking the language. The 26 letters of the English alphabet are like holy doctrine to me. And considering the fact that I’ve always watched Western television – sitcoms, rom-coms, Tom Cruise movies, you name it – I knew I could speak English. I didn’t for a moment think that the way I spoke and understood the language would be a problem in the U.S. And it wasn’t, for the most part, but I did notice some interesting differences that made me stop and reevaluate my perception of American English compared to British English and ultimately to Indian English. Here are a few of them.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

4 Steps to Applying for Financial Aid in the U.S.

By Brittney Bodden
World Education Services

Congratulations! You’ve chosen to further your education in the U.S. 
Now you may be wondering: How will you fund your education? While international students aren’t eligible for federal student aid, all possibilities are not lost. There are plenty of alternatives to help you fund your education.

Monday, September 21, 2015

We’ll Help You Find the Right Graduate Business School!

Applying to graduate business school? We’re here to help you with the process.

Our new Business School Finder tool allows international students to find their best-fit choices by simply typing in their GMAT exam score. Specifically, the list generator identifies your match, reach and safety schools, and provides information such as location, tuition, average GMAT score, acceptance rate, enrollment and percentage of full-time graduates employed at graduation.

So if you are preparing to venture into the world of graduate business school, we hope this new tool will help you save some time and energy.

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