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  • Article Image The Most Popular U.S. Majors Among International Students

    The Most Popular U.S. Majors Among International Students

    In 2018, around 891,330 international students studied in the United States according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report. 

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  • Article Image The Truth About College Rankings

    The Truth About College Rankings

    Every year, as a new college admission cycle begins, there’s always a lot of news about rankings. Editors from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, The Princeton Review and others have once again begun to provide a parade of ranking guides that presume to reveal the “best values” in education, identify the best “party” schools or, simply, quantify the mythical pecking order of colleges.

    Before you get out your credit card or rush to print out a list of the “best” colleges, though, take a moment to consider the following:

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  • Article Image Starting A Career In Medicine: Where To Begin

    Starting A Career In Medicine: Where To Begin

    Pursuing a career in medicine is at the top of many young students’ minds. The industry has many opportunities, it is noble, and the pay is well above average. But what deters most of these dreams is the fact that becoming a medical practitioner takes lots of dedication, is expensive, and not anywhere near the list of the easiest things to do. That is why many opt for the shorter, cheaper, but rewarding career path of being medical assistants.

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  • Article Image How to Get Your U.S. Student Visa

    How to Get Your U.S. Student Visa

    Here are some guidelines to help make your student visa application process smooth and successful.

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  • Article Image Learning English in the USA

    Learning English in the USA

    What better place to come than the USA - Land of Opportunity - to learn English where it is spoken everyday? Look at our English (ESL) Programs

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  • Article Image 4+1 = Fast Track to a Master's Degree

    4+1 = Fast Track to a Master's Degree

    Hoping to get a master’s degree from a U.S. college or university? For most students, the process will take at least six years: four years of undergraduate study plus two or more years of graduate-level work.

    But what if that degree could be earned in just five years — saving both time and money?

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  • Article Image Choosing a College or a University in the USA

    Choosing a College or a University in the USA

    The United States has attracted millions of international students to its post-secondary universities and colleges because the U.S.A. offers so many choices and some of the best facilities in the world. But because the choices are so varied, a decision of what program to attend is not an easy one. This article can give you a better idea of how to determine what type of university

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  • Article Image Why Study in the USA

    Why Study in the USA

    What would it mean to have an American university listed on your resume? Why would potential employers pause and take notice of your education credentials from the United States?

    It would mean that you have more opportunities.

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  • Article Image Applying for Admission to a U.S. Program

    Applying for Admission to a U.S. Program

    Each U.S. university and college sets its own admission standards and decides which applicants meet those standards. Therefore, you must apply separately to each university or college.

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  • Article Image How to Handle Homesickness

    How to Handle Homesickness

    Many students feel homesick when they leave home for the first time. Being away from friends and family can present you with an opportunity to grow but getting through the initial emotion of being on your own is difficult for many students. If you’re experiencing homesickness, use these tips to help get you back on track and ready to make the most of your time at your new university.

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  • Article Image Begin Your Bachelor’s Degree at a Community College: 2 + 2 Agreements

    Begin Your Bachelor’s Degree at a Community College: 2 + 2 Agreements

    Many American students—and 90,000 international students—attend a community college for the first two years of university studies in the USA. With nearly 1,200 community colleges in the country, there are many benefits of this model in comparison to studying all four years at a university.

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  • Article Image Ludimila Moreira de Souza from Brazil: Studying English in the Loyola University Loyola Intensive English Program (LIEP)

    Ludimila Moreira de Souza from Brazil: Studying English in the Loyola University Loyola Intensive English Program (LIEP)

    Ludimila Moreira de Souza from Brazil holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is studying English in the Loyola University Loyola Intensive English Program (LIEP) 

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  • Article Image Four Easy Stress Relievers for Students

    Four Easy Stress Relievers for Students

    The first thing to do when you feel overwhelmed is take a deep breath. Being a student can be overwhelming. Hours of homework, studying for tests and writing papers added to being attentive in class and making time for your friends can leave you feeling fatigued. If you’re feeling stressed out, the best thing to do is get out of your current headspace for a little while and shake out all the anxiety. Try some of these “brain break” ideas the next time you’re feeling stressed.

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  • Article Image Bandar from Saudi Arabia: Studies English at ELS Language Centers, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Bandar from Saudi Arabia: Studies English at ELS Language Centers, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    ELS/Grand Rapids is the best place to learn because if you want to save the money, the city is affordable. The city is also friendly. The people in the city are friendly, and the teachers at ELS are more than friendly, and you will not feel homesick. Also, you can get a host family—they will help you to find good one. The bus is free. You can ride the bus anytime in the day without paying anything.

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  • Article Image Alejandro from Brazil: Studies English at ELS Language Centers, New York-Manhattan

    Alejandro from Brazil: Studies English at ELS Language Centers, New York-Manhattan

    Favorite thing about ELS: Teachers at ELS. They always respect you, and that is an important thing when you want to learn a language. I made friends from Japan, Taiwan, Cuba, Venezuela, Peru, and China, and I am very grateful that I can meet people from other cultures.

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  • Article Image Tips for Staying Focused Through Finals

    Tips for Staying Focused Through Finals

    Your final exams are the last box to check before you head home for a well-deserved winter break. But after a long semester, it can be difficult to stay focused. Use these tips to set yourself up for success and finish your semester strong.

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  • Article Image Small Town ESL Program + American Family = Happy Students

    Small Town ESL Program + American Family = Happy Students

    Many students who are planning to study in the U.S. are naturally attracted to such exciting cities as San Francisco, Boston, New York, or Los Angeles. However, in these big cities, students tend to hang out with friends from their own countries, eat food from their own countries at ethnic restaurants, watch movies in their language, and essentially continue to live as they did at home, only this time they have to pay a lot of money for the experience.

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  • Article Image What to Consider when Applying for Universities in the U.S.

    What to Consider when Applying for Universities in the U.S.

    Applying to universities and colleges after high school is probably one of the biggest decisions in a student’s life.

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  • Article Image Studying Fashion in the USA

    Studying Fashion in the USA

    Fashion is an artistic expression of cultural mores and attitudes. Learning about fashion in the U.S. offers students the chance to get to know the American culture and its place in the world of fashion.

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  • Article Image Academic Coaching

    Academic Coaching

    Academic coaching is a support service offered to many students attending American universities often through university writing or advising centers.

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