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How to Choose the Perfect Volunteer Abroad Program

November 16, 2017 in Study Abroad, Travel, Volunteering | No comments so far

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The time that you spend abroad is as much about your own experience as it is about the experience of the community that you are working with. Here are a few ideas to help you choose your perfect volunteer project.

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Your Must-Have Graduate School Application Timeline

November 8, 2017 in Applying to College, Dates to Remember, Graduate School | No comments so far

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If you’re considering applying to graduate school, you need to plan at least a year in advance. Get an idea of the timeline you should follow to make sure you feel prepared — and not rushed — during your last year of undergraduate studies.

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Studying and Coffee: Will it Help Your Grades Improve?

October 31, 2017 in Academics, Testing | No comments so far

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Will drinking coffee help you study better and ultimately lead to better grades? Here are some ways coffee can affect the body while you are studying as well as additional strategies to help you study better and get better grades.

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Prepping for the IELTS with Paper

October 26, 2017 in Academics, International Students, Testing | No comments so far

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The IELTS is not a computer-based test, which means one of the best ways to prep for it is the practice writing on paper.

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Should You Travel After College?

October 17, 2017 in Graduation, Travel, Uncategorized | No comments so far

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After four years of hard work, many college grads consider taking time off to travel. Is this option right for you? Consider these questions before packing your bags.

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Coping with College Homesickness

October 12, 2017 in Student Life | 2 Comments

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With new surroundings, new roommates, and new classes, it’s inevitable that new college students will get nostalgic for the things they left at home.

If you’re experiencing homesickness at college, try these 5 tips to keep the blues away.

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Practice Makes Perfect: Tips for Improving Your IELTS Score

October 4, 2017 in Applying to College, International Students, Testing | No comments so far

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Whether starting a new job, enrolling in an academic program, or relocating to a new country, your reason for taking the IELTS exam can serve as great motivation. And while the the IELTS exam is intensive, there are plenty of ways you can boost your IELTS scores to pass the test with flying colors.

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Which On-Campus Jobs Are Right for You?

September 12, 2017 in Jobs, Money, On Campus | No comments so far

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As you look for on-campus jobs at your college, feel free to think outside the box. You do not have to end up working at a coffee kiosk or in the cafeteria (though these jobs are great if they appeal to you)!

In fact, there may be some on-campus jobs that allow you to get experience in the field you intend to enter. Before you update your resume, get an idea of some interesting jobs on campus before you apply just anywhere.

Look through your options, including library jobs, cafeteria jobs and jobs for professors, and find which one is a good choice for you and your schedule.

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What to Expect Your First Week of Classes

August 28, 2017 in College Classes, Starting College | No comments so far

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Your first week of college classes is exciting, but things don’t always go as planned. Here are three common issues that you may encounter during your first week of classes … as well as easy ways to overcome these hurdles.

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Dealing with Stress at University or College

August 23, 2017 in Starting College, Student Life | No comments so far

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Feeling stressed out at college? These techniques and resources will help you cope with social, workload and self-confidence issues.

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