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Study Aboard to Become Smarter

July 9, 2014 in Study Abroad, Travel | No comments so far


Jaisalmer, India

As if you needed another reason to study abroad, recent studies show that students who choose to do so tend to be smarter upon their return.

So if you’re looking for a way to boost your brain power, consider picking up a student visa and heading to another country!

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How to Maximize Language Learning While You’re Abroad

July 1, 2014 in International Students, Learning English, Study Abroad | No comments so far


Fez, Morocco

You go to class every day, do your homework and you’re living in another country, but that conversation with your downstairs neighbor is still next to impossible.

Why is that?

It’s because learning another language requires more than just reading your textbook. And though studying abroad is greatly helps language learning, fluency can’t be obtained by osmosis – you need to really take advantage of your surroundings while you’re abroad.

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Why You Should Blog About Your Study Abroad Experience

June 24, 2014 in Study Abroad, Travel | No comments so far


Mexico City, Mexico

If you are planning to study abroad, make sure your checklist of things to do includes starting a blog about your experience.

Doing so can benefit you now and in the future, and it may even help others, too.

Are you on the fence about starting a study abroad blog? There’s a ton of great benefits — check out these reasons for blogging about your time abroad.

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3 Steps to Dominating the SAT

June 18, 2014 in Academics, Applying to College, Testing | No comments so far


Student taking test

Students dream of dominating the SAT, but what does that really mean? I’ll tell you:

dominate (v) – have a commanding influence on; exercise control over.

If you want to have a commanding influence on the SAT, and more specifically, on your success, there are certain steps you need to take. To exercise control over yourself and the test, here are three steps to follow.

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Best Graduation Speech Quotes of 2014

June 2, 2014 in Current Events, Graduation | No comments so far


college balloons

It’s that time of year again.

Yes, it’s the end of May, which means the school year is wrapping up and it’s time to start gleaning some insight from the best college graduation speeches.

Whether you look up to actors, comedians, CEOs or politicians, it’s hard to avoid learning a little something from the many esteemed speakers at college graduation ceremonies.

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3 Reasons to Translate Your Academic Documents

April 28, 2014 in Academics, Applying to College, International Students, Internships, Jobs, Study Abroad, Translation | No comments so far


cap and diploma

Are you thinking of heading abroad to study or for a permanent move? There might be more in store for you than just dealing with culture shock!

There are a lot of steps involved in the process of moving your life to a new country and culture, but translation of academic documents isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind.

However, a language barrier could stand in your way if you’re looking to register at a local school or university.

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How Rush Translation Can Save Your Study Abroad Application

April 21, 2014 in Academics, International Students, Student Life, Study Abroad, Translation | No comments so far


college quad

Whether you’re studying abroad as part of a program at your home institution or you’re seeking to become a resident abroad, you’re most likely concerned about meeting various deadlines for visas, recommendations and applications. An important part of your application will almost certainly be a translation of your transcripts and diplomas, which you must obtain and submit by the deadline.

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East Asian Dining Tips for Study Abroad Students

April 15, 2014 in International Students, Student Life, Study Abroad, Summer, Travel | No comments so far


chopsticks and bowls

East Asia is among the most popular destinations for students wishing to study abroad. Thousands of American students head to China, Japan and South Korea to study, soak up the culture and experience new food.

East Asia has many dining customs which are foreign to study abroad and international students. Find out our best tips for dining in East Asia!

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The Student Guide to Dining Customs in Europe

April 7, 2014 in International Students, Study Abroad | No comments so far


study abroad europe dining

The European philosophy towards eating and the structure of a meal is essentially the opposite from what Americans are used to, and a world away from your college’s dining hall.

Food is to be savored and a meal must never be rushed. You can expect long, leisurely lunches (usually the main meal of the day) where the focus is on your food and not the reading for your next class.

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