Thursday, June 23, 2016

How to Transfer Credits for Courses Taken Abroad

 How to Transfer Credits for Courses Taken Abroad
By WES Global Talent Bridge
World Education Services 

If you want to attend a college or university in the U.S. or Canada, you may be able to transfer some credits for courses you have already taken. The decision to accept credits earned abroad varies from school to school, but here are some of the factors many universities consider:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Employment Options for Students on an F-1 Visa

 Employment Options for Students on an F-1 Visa
By Naimeesha Murthy
World Education Services

If you are an international student studying in the U.S., you have the opportunity to work either full- or part-time, but it’s important to remember that you are limited by certain rules because of your visa status. It is vital for you to be aware of all the regulations and requirements regarding your visa before you start working.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Finding Canadian Education Programs and Scholarships

By Kevin Kamal
World Education Services

Contrary to some perceptions, Canada is not equal to winter season! Actually, all Canadian cities experience four seasons throughout the year. With its vast, beautiful geography, rich history of indigenous people, and a national policy for multiculturalism, Canada is a gem for prospective international students.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Personal Statement vs. Statement of Purpose

 What's the difference between a personal statement and statement of purpose?
By Justine D'Souza
World Education Services

There are few consistent practices when applying to universities. Although most schools maintain a basic set of requirements, individual institutions set their own standards as well. Some universities, for example, require prospective students to write a statement of purpose, whereas others require a personal statement.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Webinar Preview: Applying to Master’s and Doctoral Programs in the U.S.

 Applying to Master’s and Doctoral Programs in the U.S.
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. EDT
Location: Online/Virtual
Cost: Free

Speakers: Joshua LaFave, Executive Director of the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education for the State University of New York at Potsdam, and Christopher Connor, Assistant Dean for Graduate Education in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB).

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Applying for Scholarships: The Basics

Applying to Scholarships: The Basics
By Xiao Lu 
World Education Services

For international students wanting to study in the United States, there are many financial aid opportunities available. Students can look for funding from nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and colleges and universities. Students should begin searching and applying for scholarships as early as possible.

Friday, June 3, 2016

10 Things to Do This Summer Without an Internship

 10 Things to Do this Summer without an Internship
By Justine D’Souza
Contributing Writer

Summer vacation for college students in America typically lasts three to four months, which gives ample time to recharge while working on self-development. Although many international students staying in the U.S. complete summer internships, there are plenty of other ways to invest in your future without one. Here are some activities you can do this summer if you don’t already have an internship lined up:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Often-Unseen Benefits of Volunteering

The Often-Unseen Benefits of Volunteering
By Jacqueline Zarzoza
Student Ambassador, University of Indianapolis

Being a volunteer is not just about helping others, but also about being fully engaged in an activity. Volunteering has that unique power of making the participants involve their hearts, bodies, and souls. Most people say that they live very busy lives and that it’s hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are as great to you as they are to your community.

Friday, May 27, 2016

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Classes

 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Classes
Brittney Bodden
WES Student Advisor

Each year, thousands of international students from around the world choose to study abroad in the United States. Although many students know their major upon arrival, other students need more time to choose.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

F-1 Student Visa Application Checklist

 F-1 Student Visa Application ChecklistBy: Naimeesha Murthy
World Education Services

Any international student wanting to study in the USA will require a student visa. The process for obtaining an F-1 visa can be fairly time-consuming, so it’s important to have all of the required documentation in place to help simplify the process. The following is an F-1 visa application checklist to help you prepare:

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