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  • Article Image Callista Ziwei Chim, from Malaysia, is studying Economics at Truckee Meadows Community College

    Callista Ziwei Chim, from Malaysia, is studying Economics at Truckee Meadows Community College

    My name’s Callista and I’m from Malaysia. Recently, I’ve been admitted to school as an international student in Nevada, USA.

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  • Article Image Meet Alexa, Your Digital Roommate

    Meet Alexa, Your Digital Roommate

    Don’t get the wrong idea: Alexa is not all work and no play. In addition to providing information, the digital roommate can play games, tell jokes, make lists, set an alarm and, of course, play music. The Echo Dot acts as a Bluetooth speaker for streaming music from providers such as Spotify or Apple Music. Students can also stream a variety of radio stations.

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  • Article Image Plagiarism - What You Should Know

    Plagiarism - What You Should Know

    As a student, you will be required to write numerous essays, reports, and research papers. To save time and get high grades, you may be tempted to copy academic works from others or even seek out custom writing services for help. To be clear, this is something you should never do when studying in the U.S. This is known as “plagiarism” in academia. It may lead to your expulsion and a ruined academic reputation.

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  • Article Image Jane Sun Travel From Student to CEO

    Jane Sun Travel From Student to CEO

    China’s Great Wall. Australia’s remote Outback. Italy’s ancient ruins. 

    From her perch atop the global travel industry, Jane Sun, CEO of CTrip, Asia’s largest online travel agency, connects people with the best destinations the world has to offer. She even quotes Confucius when explaining how cultural experiences can bridge divides, strengthen industries and create peace.

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  • Article Image 5 Tips For Surviving Dorm Life

    5 Tips For Surviving Dorm Life

    Living in a college residence hall next year? It’s a good bet you will have an RA, or resident assistant, assigned to your building or floor. This is someone you should definitely get to know. He or she is usually an upperclassman who lives in one of the dorm rooms and is there to enforce the rules but also to help the residents with whatever they need. 

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  • Article Image Flawerisa End from Indonesia is majoring in Business Administration at Irvine Valley College

    Flawerisa End from Indonesia is majoring in Business Administration at Irvine Valley College

    Why did you decide to study in the USA?

    I decided to study in the USA because it has a very reputable education system.

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  • Article Image Study-Abroad App Has the Right ‘Sauce’

    Study-Abroad App Has the Right ‘Sauce’

    Growing up in China, Jun Jiang enjoyed helping “figure things out” and knew at an early age he wanted to develop technology.

    This love for problem-solving led Jiang, now a business student at San Diego State University in California, to develop an app that has helped more than 100,000 Chinese students better maneuver the challenges of studying and living in the United States, far removed from the comfort of their homes and families.

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  • Article Image Hiroko Fujimori, from Japan, is studying English at the University of Texas, Austin.

    Hiroko Fujimori, from Japan, is studying English at the University of Texas, Austin.

    I wanted to learn practical English in an English-speaking country. I was especially interested in developing my listening and speaking skills. 

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  • Article Image Lights, Camera, College Application!

    Lights, Camera, College Application!

    Today’s students want to share their credentials and personal stories in a more lively, three-dimensional way. Fortunately, new tools are making it easier for college applicants to use technology to show off their personalities, skills, and creativity.

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  • Article Image Most International Canadian Universities

    Most International Canadian Universities

    When deciding where to study, the international aspect of a university is a factor in one way or another. It may be because we want to know if there will be other students from our home country, or maybe we just want to know what kind of community we will be able to find. Regardless, the benefits of “international” education are endless. Almost a year ago, in March 2018, Times Higher Education made a list of the 200 most international universities in the world. Seven on this list were Canadian universities, all of them among the first hundred. 

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  • Article Image How to Pay for School: A Beginner’s Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships

    How to Pay for School: A Beginner’s Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Whether you are in the beginning stages of a college search or well underway in your academic pursuits, it’s always a good idea to think about how you can cut down your college tuition costs. While it may take a little planning and time on your part, your future self will thank you when you have less student loan debt!

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  • Article Image IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, a test designed to assess the language ability of non-native speakers of English for admissions into higher education and other purposes. IELTS tests all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

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  • Article Image Canada’s Education System

    Canada’s Education System

    Not only does Canada have one of the best education systems in the world, with The Master Portal ranking it in 7th place, but Canada is also, not surprisingly, one of the most educated countries. This may in part be due to the efforts the Canadian government puts into education.

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  • Article Image Student Housing in Canada

    Student Housing in Canada

    One of the most intimidating parts about choosing where you are going to study, besides the university, is trying to decide where you’re going to live. Should you stay on campus? Should you rent a place? What if it’s too expensive? If your school has some sort of Facebook group, it’s possible some people are even starting to plan to move together. Do universities expect you to stay in dorms?

    Honestly neither is better than the other. On campus or off campus there are many variables, but let’s get more specific. Really, what are your choices?

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  • Article Image Arren Romeril, from Ontario, Canada, is studying Business Administration at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Arren Romeril, from Ontario, Canada, is studying Business Administration at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri.

    I decided to study in the USA because of the wide variety of business jobs and careers. I had the opportunity to play college hockey and I wanted to take advantage of the amazing academic system that there is here in the USA. 

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  • Article Image A Taste of Home

    A Taste of Home

    Unfortunately, authentic foreign cuisine can be difficult to find at some American colleges. Campus dining options may be limited to fast-food staples, and ingredients common in some countries may be unavailable in parts of the U.S.

    Some campuses, however, put a priority on making international students feel welcome by incorporating recipes from their homelands into the dining-hall menus.

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  • Article Image How to Tell Your Parents You Want to Study in the USA

    How to Tell Your Parents You Want to Study in the USA

    Studying abroad is a great opportunity, but it requires a lot of attention and responsibility. Although you have never studied abroad before (this was my case), you can be a successful student at a U.S. university if you prove that you are mature enough. If you follow these tips, I'm sure your parents will support you to fulfill your dream of studying in the United States!

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  • Article Image Alejandra Humpierres Isava from Venezuela is studying English at the University of Texas in Austin.

    Alejandra Humpierres Isava from Venezuela is studying English at the University of Texas in Austin.

    Why did you decide to study in the USA?

    I believe the US offers the best education in Business Analytics, which is the field that I’m pursuing for graduate school. In addition, it is the perfect place for me to develop my skills and expand my horizons.

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  • Article Image More Sleep Means Higher Grades

    More Sleep Means Higher Grades

    No amount of lecturing seems to persuade students to get more sleep. But one professor uses bait they can’t resist.

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  • Article Image Studying Technology at a U.S. University

    Studying Technology at a U.S. University

    When the electrical engineers of the late ’70s and early ’80s introduced the world’s first mobile phones, they never would have imagined the world we live in today. Mobile phones now have features like mobile payment systems and video conferencing, all running on a multi-core processor in your pocket.

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