Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 under Study Abroad, Travel
If you’re planning to study abroad, you’ll likely need a cell phone (or some other reliable way to communicate with loved ones back home). So, once you’ve bought your plane tickets, booked your accommodation and had your academic documents translated, you’ll need to research your cell phone options. It’s rarely as simple as packing your [...]
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Posted on Monday, April 1st, 2013 under Graduate School, Study Abroad, Travel
If you are looking at international graduate schools as a US student, you have the enviable opportunity to gain international experience while continuing your studies. But you will need to assess which international graduate school is best for you, as well as evaluating other important factors, including costs and visa requirements.
Learn what steps to take before heading off to the international graduate school of your choice.
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Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 under Academics, International Students, Study Abroad
If you’re a prospective college student hoping to study in the US, you’ll have to prepare for the visa application process thoroughly.
But simple mistakes can affect whether or not you’re issued a visa.
So it’s important to know in advance what missteps to look out for, and be sure to avoid them when applying.
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Posted on Monday, December 10th, 2012 under Scholarships, Study Abroad
College students – are you glad you decided to study abroad? Show us why!
Your photo could earn you one of three college scholarships from University Language Services, including our grand prize of $500.00.
If you’re currently studying abroad, will study abroad soon or have already returned from your time abroad, enter our newest scholarship contest by submitting your photo and accompanying description of no more than 200 words that illustrate together why you are glad you studied abroad.
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Posted on Friday, November 16th, 2012 under Moving, Study Abroad
If you plan to study abroad, packing is just one of the tasks you need to think about.
After all, any study abroad tips you follow need to address ways to continue your social life when you are in another country!
Here are some tried and true study abroad tips that should help reduce your stress as you prepare to travel.
In fact, you should start getting excited about your trip, keeping in mind that every task you check off this list puts you closer to studying abroad in a country that is new to you.
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Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 under Study Abroad, Travel
Study abroad is not just for college students who are multilingual or want to learn a new language: some of the best places to study abroad are countries where even monolingual, English-speaking students can get by with ease.
With English becoming more and more of a lingua franca by the day, there are countries all over the world where an English-speaking student can study, communicate and enjoy themselves.
Here is a list of a few of the best countries where English-speaking students can get by without having to utter a single “parlez-vous” or “no hablo.”
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Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 under Scholarships, Student Profiles, Study Abroad
For Ava Macchiaverna, studying abroad in Spain was a no-brainer due to her interest in the Spanish language.
But it was her trip to Switzerland, and the accompanying photo taken 450 feet above a lake in the Swiss Alps, that won her the grand prize in University Language Services’ spring 2012 study abroad scholarship contest.
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Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012 under International Students, Student Profiles, Study Abroad
Kotchaphorn Mangkalaphiban came from Chiangmai,Thailand, to the US to study abroad. During her time in the US, she has been able to look past the many cultural differences, eventually gaining the life experiences she was seeking.
Kotcha’s photo was taken on an airplane above the Pacific Ocean, and it won second place in our recent study abroad scholarship contest.
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Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012 under Scholarships, Student Profiles, Study Abroad
For Jenna Lanzaro, studying abroad in Italy has done more than just allow her to get to know her Italian-American heritage. This college student from Commack, N.Y., was struck by the relaxed feel of Italy, which contrasts with the fast pace of her home state.
This observation helped her win third place in University Language Services’ spring 2012 study abroad scholarship contest.
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Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Study Abroad
Eight colleges have recently been rewarded for their impressive focus on international education.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators bestowed honors on five colleges for their overall efforts at promoting international education, and another three colleges for specific programs that also make internationalization a priority.
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Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2012 under Current Events, Study Abroad
If you are trying to decide where to study abroad, China should be on your list.
Not only could studying in China let you finally see the Great Wall, but it also goes along with a program set up by the US government, called the 100,000 Strong Initiative.
That’s right, the White House is strongly suggesting that high school and college students alike consider studying abroad in China. The plan is to encourage 100,000 students or more to study abroad in China over a four year period.
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Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2012 under Scholarships, Study Abroad
Are you a college student who is glad you’ve decided to study abroad? Take a photo!
That photo could earn you one of three college scholarships from University Language Services, including our grand prize of $500.00.
Whether you are currently studying abroad, will study abroad soon or have already returned from your term abroad, enter our newest scholarship contest by submitting your photo and accompanying description of no more than 200 words that together illustrate why you are glad you are studying abroad.
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Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2012 under Study Abroad, Travel
Some of the top study abroad countries for Americans are well-known student destinations, but others may surprise you.
The United Kingdom and Western Europe remain popular, as do Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico and Costa Rica. Students are also flocking to China, Japan and Australia. See if any of the top study abroad countries are right for you!
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Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Study Abroad
When I moved out of my dormitory in May, I looked at my three bulging pieces of luggage that were packed with all the clothing and items I brought with me to college.
I was going to study abroad in France for a year; no way was I going to drag them all with me halfway around the world.
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