Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Life as an International Student in San Francisco

By Sara Varela-Acevedo
Associate Director of International Admission, University of San Francisco

We recently spoke with WES expert ambassador Sara Varela-Acevedo who handles international admission at the University of San Francisco. She had many insights to share with international students about academics, student visas, housing, and life in San Francisco in general. Read on to get her thoughts.

Monday, March 20, 2017

What You Should Know About Undergraduate Research Projects

 What You Should Know About Undergraduate Research Projects
By Trishnee Bhurosy
Doctoral Student, Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University School of Public Health

Getting involved early in research projects as an undergraduate student brought me numerous benefits and taught me how to value research. It was not until my third year in college that I worked in a research position, and the whole process was eye-opening. If you are an undergraduate student wanting to discover research opportunities, read on to get insights into how you can prepare and what it entails.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Spotlight on Success: Mariami Lolashvili

By Lily Jandreska
Credential Analyst WES

Our new Spotlight on Success is on Mariami Lolashvili, a recent immigrant from Tbilisi, Georgia. She came to the U.S. four years ago after graduating in Norway and shortly after moving to New York, she received an offer to work with World Education Services (WES). In this article, Mariami shares her inspiring story of integration and provides advice on employment opportunities in the U.S. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

5 Reasons to Consider Working at a Non-Profit

 5 Reasons to Consider Working at a Non-Profit
By Gelek Badheytsang
World Education Services

One of the defining qualities of being a Canadian is giving back to the community. Whether that community is your neighbourhood, your faith or cultural group, or an issue you care about, the desire to help others brings people who share similar values and interests together. The non-profit sector in Canada and the United States is a product of this quality.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Where to Travel on Vacation in the U.S.

By Kaitlin Ramby
World Education Services

Spring and summer breaks provide great opportunities to take a vacation. But you do not have to travel abroad to enjoy your time off. The U.S. is a large and diverse country and there are many places to explore for students who do not want to venture too far for their holiday destinations.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Partner Preview: Upwardly Global

 Partner Preview: Upwardly Global
Upwardly Global (UpGlo) is a U.S.-based national organization that offers employment readiness services to internationally trained professionals. UpGlo helps these professionals by connecting them with employers and helping to reduce some barriers in their pursuit of a professional career in America. UpGlo has offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Detroit, and Silver Spring, but offers its Job Seeker Services Program nationally through online access.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Regional Spotlight: Regina, Saskatchewan

 Regional Spotlight: Regina, Saskatchewan

Regina is the capital of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The city is a cultural and commercial center boasting a population of more than 200,000. The population is steadily increasing due, in part, to international immigration and programs such as the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Friday, March 3, 2017

10 Essential Tips for Career Success

By WES Global Talent Bridge
World Education Services

Starting out professionally in a new country can take time and you may face challenging obstacles. Although many factors are out of your control, you can take charge of your situation by using 10 key strategies:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Studying in the U.S. as a Science Master's Student

We recently asked our student ambassador, Anmol Vohra, a few questions about her experience as an international student in the U.S. Read on to get her thoughts on studying in San Francisco, her science master’s program, and more.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Choosing the Right College for You

By Kaitlin Ramby
World Education Services

Earning a degree in the U.S. or Canada as an international student is the result of many months—if not years—of preparation. With thousands of schools to choose from in both countries, it may be daunting to find a college that is right for you. In this post, we discuss five crucial considerations to think about to simplify the process of shortlisting schools.

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