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How to Explain Your International School Curriculum

Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2016 under Applying to College, High School, International Students, Translation

tips to help you explain your school curriculum to US colleges

If you’re an international student applying to US colleges, you likely have a long list of things to do to prepare your application. Explaining the curriculum of your school should be one of those tasks.

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How to Get a Letter of Recommendation for US Colleges

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 under Applying to College, International Students, Translation

letter of recommendation

As you apply to US colleges, getting a great letter of recommendation should be part of your to-do list. If you’re struggling with this task, just follow these tips to get a great letter of recommendation — stress free!

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More International Students Seeking Out US High Schools

Posted on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 under High School, International Students, Translation

international students

You probably know of a few international students who come to the US for college. You might have also met a few foreign exchange students in high school.

But a recent study shows that more international students than ever are coming to the US for a high school education, and they’re not using typical foreign exchange programs.

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The Importance of Translation in Writing Your Dissertation

Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 under Academics, International Students, Translation

A library full of books.

As you embark on the process of writing a dissertation, you should give some thought to the possible need for academic translation. Whether you are an international student or have lived in the US all your life, you might have a need for this service.

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Professional Translation Can Help You Graduate with Honors

Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 under Academics, Translation

Someone typing on a computer.

Writing an honors thesis is hard enough without having to worry about translating the sources you use. Here are a few reasons why you should opt for human, professional translation as opposed to free online translation sites.

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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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3 Reasons to Translate Your Academic Documents

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, International Students, Internships, Jobs, Study Abroad, Translation

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

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

rush translation services

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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A Guide to US College Grading

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 under Academics, International Students, Translation

US college grading

The US college grading system can be hard to understand for any new freshman, especially those from another country.

If you are new to the academic system used in US colleges, click below to find out what US grades mean.

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Four Tips for Transcript Translations

Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 under International Students, Translation

transcript translation

Transcript translation has one rule that supersedes all others: transcript translations must be accurate.

When you’re sending your transcript to a foreign institution, you want to be sure that you and your grades are being represented correctly. There are a few things you can do to get the most precise transcript translation possible.

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Professional Diploma Translation

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2012 under International Students, Translation

Building in Abu Dhabi, diploma translation

If you’re applying to a college in the United States, you’ll need diplomas and other academic documents translated into English. Providing these documents is one of the most important parts of your college application, and you want to make sure it’s done right.

Here are the reasons that a professional translation of your diploma, transcripts and other academic documents is best (if not absolutely required).

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How Many Ways Can You Say “I Love You”?

Posted on Friday, February 11th, 2011 under Holidays, Translation

cartoon bird on branch with love letter under wing

Oh … Valentine’s Day. The dinner reservations made months in advance, the perfect piece of jewelry, the immaculately-arranged bouquet of flowers … the annual pressure to out-do your previous romantic gesture.

But ultimately, what is it about? The answer is obvious: love.

Memorize a few of these translated declarations of love and surprise your sweetie with how worldly and romantic you are.

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Translation & Interpreting: New College Major?

Posted on Friday, July 9th, 2010 under Academics, College Classes, Translation

Flags

Although the fields of translation and interpreting are becoming more and more important, it is an area in which a small percentage of younger professionals work.

Why? The lack of BA degree programs available in both fields. Find out how Northwestern College in Iowa is attempting to change that around.

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4 Tips On Translating Your Name into English

Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 under Applying to College, International Students, Learning English, Translation

Statue of Liberty

If you’re an international student, or simply moving to an English speaking country, it’s important to know the best way to spell your name.

Legal officials often butcher the spellings of names, especially if they’re translating from a non-Latin-based alphabet. Although your name isn’t necessarily permanent, it’s certainly a lot easier to get it right the first time rather than going through the tedious process of getting it changed.

Here are a few guidelines for how to translate your name into English and have it understood.

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Translation Major: An Unexplored Career Niche

Posted on Friday, June 4th, 2010 under Academics, College Classes, Translation

translation major

Students — have you ever considered a translation degree?

The global marketplace is continually expanding, and the need for skilled translators and interpreters grows with it. More and more companies need experts to translate important documents or be understood in multi-lingual meetings, so a translation degree might just translate into a rewarding career.

So where does a student interested in translation and interpreting go to study?

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