Not Being Home For the Holidays

I spent my first holiday, away from my parents and siblings, with my German exchange students family. It was lonely, despite being welcomed with open arms by his family. The traditions seemed odd, despite the hours of study and discussion I’d had over the years about German culture and tradition

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Managing the Transition to University Life in the United States

You received your admissions letter and hopefully a generous financial package.  I can imagine the immense excitement that you are experiencing. However, this excitement is shadowed by a feeling of concern and numerous unanswered questions spinning around your head. Orientation As a first year student you are most probably going

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The University Search Process…Where do I begin?

So…you have decided that you would like to study in the USA.   Congratulations on making this decision!  Now it is time for the real work.   Deciding what you want to study, where you want to study and figuring out how you are going to pay for it should be your

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Starting the search for the “right” university for you!

Starting the search for the “right” university for you! Let’s look at the reasons for choosing universities that you would like to apply to.  Each person has their own reasons for picking universities to apply to and eventually the more difficult decision of which one to attend, but the first

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What is an Associate’s Degree?

What is an Associate’s Degree? Most, but not all international undergraduate students want to end up with a bachelor’s degree.  This can be accomplished by going directly to a college or university that offers bachelor’s degrees, or you could attend a community/junior college first and then “transfer” to a university. 

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