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Why You Should Volunteer When Studying Abroad

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 under Blog, Study Abroad, Travel

male and female student volunteering in local community while studying abroad

As you prepare to study abroad in college, be sure to make time to volunteer while you’re in another country. Not only will this act help others, but it also has major benefits for you.

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5 Things to Do After Deciding to Earn Your Degree Abroad

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 under Applying to College, Blog, Choosing a College, Study Abroad, Travel

Oxford University building

If you want to go to college but also want to see the world, it’s time to consider getting an undergraduate degree abroad. This is a great way to combine your love of travel with your desire to get a good education.

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3 Ways to Stay Awake in Class, Naturally

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2016 under Blog, Holidays, Testing

student drinking a smoothie

The holidays are almost here, and at a time when everyone else is focused on decorating and shopping, college students across the country are gearing up for final exams. If you’re already getting tired of coffee, you’ll be glad to know there are other, more natural energy boosters out there.

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Earning an International Education: What Are Your Options?

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 under Applying to College, Blog, Study Abroad, Summer

international student exploring the city

With the increased emphasis on globalization in recent years, it makes sense to get an international education. This is probably why the option to study abroad is so popular among college students. But your choices for getting an international education don’t end there.

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying to Grad School

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 under Blog, Graduate School

girl considering filling out an application to grad school

Applying to grad school is a step many college students and graduates alike think about taking. But as good as the payoff usually sounds, it’s actually not right for everyone.

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The Myth of the Well-Rounded College Applicant

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 under Applying to College, Blog, High School

overworked well-rounded student

It seems like every college applicant tries to be the well-rounded student, since this is what they’ve been told colleges want. But it turns out that colleges don’t want well-rounded students; they want well-rounded classes of students.

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How to Contact a Previous Professor for a Letter of Recommendation

Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2016 under Blog, Graduate School

contacting a professor via email

Considering how competitive the grad school admission process often is, it’s common to need at least one glowing recommendation letter. And who better to get this from than one of your past professors?

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Optional College Interviews: How Important Are They?

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016 under Applying to College, Blog

college admissions interview

The college admission process can involve a lot of time and work on your part, so it might be tempting to skip an interview when it’s optional. And the fact is that many college admission interviews are indeed optional these days. So why do colleges keep offering them to applicants?

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Best Graduation Speech Quotes of 2016

Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 under Blog, Current Events, Graduation

best graduation speech quotes

Every spring as college seniors don their caps and gowns and prepare to receive their diplomas, great advice is given at ceremonies all over the country. Just as in years past, this year’s graduation speech quotes ranged from funny to moving.

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How to Maintain Your Social Life After College

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 under Blog, Graduation

friends

When you’re in college, it’s pretty easy to make friends. You’re always surrounded by people! But what happens when you graduate? We have the tips you need to ensure that social calendar stays full.

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3 Ways Lecture Transcription Benefits International Students

Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016 under Blog, College Classes, International Students, Learning English

transcribing college lectures

One of the biggest hurdles international students who choose to study in the US have to overcome is the language barrier. Fortunately, there is a tool that these students can utilize in order to ensure they are getting the most out of their educational experience: lecture transcription.

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5 Tips to Help You Ace That Online Interview

Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 under Blog, Jobs

online interview tips

Whether you’re looking for your first serious job after college or just a summer gig, you might be asked to complete an online interview. If you’re feeling nervous about an upcoming online job interview, use these helpful tips to put your mind at ease.

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College Housing Options When Studying Abroad: Choosing the Right Fit for You

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 under Blog, International Students, Off-Campus Housing, Student Housing, Study Abroad

study abroad housing options

So you’ve decided to study abroad and you’ve even selected the ideal program, but there’s one glaring issue: where will you live?

Most study abroad programs offer a variety of different housing options, though it depends on the college or university you’ve selected.

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5 Things You Learn After Graduating From College

Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 under Academics, Blog, College Classes, Graduation, Student Life

college balloons

Where you go to college and what you do once you get there are two heavily emphasized topics that follow us throughout our young lives. But what happens after all is said and done?

Here are a few life changes that come with graduating from college, and some ways to cope with them.

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Does Anybody Speak English in Germany?

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 under Blog, Study Abroad, Translation, Travel

Christmas Markets in Munich

It’s easy to assume that English is spoken in virtually every big city on the planet. However, it’s also easy to learn that this isn’t always the case.

Here’s an account of my travel experience in Germany, where I experienced firsthand the difficulties of being fluent in only one language: English.

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