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How Rush Translation Can Save Your Study Abroad Application

Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2014 under Academics, International Students, Student Life, Study Abroad, Translation

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

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 under International Students, Student Life, Study Abroad, Summer, Travel

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

Posted on Monday, April 7th, 2014 under International Students, Study Abroad

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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The First Lady Praises Studying Abroad in China

Posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 under Study Abroad, Travel

Beijing, China

Whether you have already studied abroad or are just starting to look into it now, you’ve probably noticed that studying abroad is full of great benefits. And apparently, the First Lady would agree with you.

Recently Michelle Obama went to China and visited Peking University, where she discussed the importance of studying abroad.

It’s a topic the country is already familiar with; Chinese students make up the largest amount of exchange students in the US.

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5 1/2 Ways Studying Abroad Can Help You Nail a Job Interview

Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 under Jobs, Study Abroad

study abroad job interview

During the job search, you need to use every advantage possible in order to stand out from other applicants. So if you have been lucky enough to study abroad, make sure you bring this up at your next job interview.

If you’re wondering how to explain your experience abroad to the interviewer, check out these tips on what to say to improve your shot at the job.

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The Top 6 Reasons to Study Abroad in College

Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014 under Study Abroad, Travel

Morocco, Casablanca

There are lots of reasons to study abroad during college. That’s probably why so many schools strive to make it easy for students to take this route before graduating!

Whether you already plan to study abroad or have never seriously considered the idea, check out some of the best reasons to do so.

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Germany Hopes to Attract More International Students

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 under International Students, Study Abroad

Hamburg, Germany study abroad

Like many universities, Germany’s schools aim to attract as many qualified foreign students as possible. In fact, there is now a plan in place to get more international students to study at German colleges.

At the same time, German officials also want to encourage German students to study abroad in other countries. This is part of the process of internationalizing higher education, which is a goal shared by many countries.

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Student Visa Processing Times for 10 Countries

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 under International Students, Study Abroad, Travel

study abroad student visa

If you plan to go to school in another country, you will likely need a student visa.

The processing time differs for every destination, so find out early how long it will take to apply for your student visa.

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How to Stay Fluent in Another Language During School Breaks

Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 under International Students, Study Abroad, Summer

Florence, Italy

If you are one of the lucky few with fluency in more than one language, you should do what you can to keep your language skills fresh so you can stay fluent. As the saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it!

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Reverse Culture Shock: How to Handle Coming Home from the US

Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 under International Students, Study Abroad

woman in doorway, reverse culture shock

As an international student, you might have experienced culture shock when you arrived in the US to attend college.

But did you know that there is a chance you will experience reverse culture shock when you return home?

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Why Studying Abroad Benefits Your Job Search

Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013 under Jobs, Study Abroad

Oyem, Gabon

If you have little or no work experience but have seized the opportunity to study abroad, you might still have an advantage during the job hunt. That’s because many employers now see the benefits of hiring students and recent graduates who have studied abroad.

Find out what makes a study abroad experience so desirable for employers, and then focus on ways to make your time abroad really count when you’re looking for a job!

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How Studying Abroad Helps with Language Learning

Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 under Study Abroad

study abroad

If you are wondering if you should study abroad, some recent research might make your decision a little easier for you.

It’s been discovered that studying abroad will likely give you a better understanding of a second language, even if you only go for a small amount of time.

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3 Reasons to Consider International Medical School in Eastern Europe

Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 under Graduate School, International Students, Study Abroad

international medical school

According to The New York Times, the number of students choosing to go to medical school in Eastern Europe is increasing. This means they are finding international schools in countries that include Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland.

If you’re considering going to medical school, you might be interested in learning what Eastern Europe has to offer when it comes to education.

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Cell Phones for Study Abroad

Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 under Study Abroad, Travel

Paris, France

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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How to Plan for International Graduate School

Posted on Monday, April 1st, 2013 under Graduate School, Study Abroad, Travel

Flags from many countries

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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