Five Reasons to Study Poetry in 2017
April 18, 2017

STEM, STEM, STEM, STEM. STEM. In case you haven’t noticed, STEM studies garner a huge amount of attention in 2017. And with good reason: countries all over the world need graduates with STEM skills to navigate the challenges ahead. But as Miguel de Cervantes wrote in Don Quijote, “De todos ha de haber en el mundo,” or “There must be of all [types] in the world.” One of the types needed most of all? Poets and poetry lovers. If you’re thinking of taking poetry classes but wondering whether doing so is a worthwhile investment, read on for five benefits offered by poetry studies.

Why You Should Become a Teacher in a Remote Area
April 11, 2017
Becoming a teacher in a remote area is not for the faint of heart—but it is for those who want a personal challenge and want to make a difference in the lives of their students.  From extreme weather to extreme location, teaching in a remote area has clear benefits—if you’re r...

Five Tips for Staying and Working in New Zealand After Your Studies
April 3, 2017
Wondering how the future looks for international students looking to stay in New Zealand and work after graduation? The answer can be summed up in one word: Bright. In fact, according to statistics shared in the Ministry of Education’s recent Moving Places report, international students are mo...

It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About College
March 30, 2017
For middle and high school students, it’s not too early to think about college.  In fact, it’s never too early.  We’d argue that it might be a bit late to start the process in your junior or senior year. So: to get you off on the right foot, we’ve compiled a list of...

The 7 Best Backpacks for College
March 27, 2017
What can make or break your day?  A sore back.  How can you fix that?  Find the right backpack, of course.  With literally millions of options out there, we’ve pared down the list to seven possibilities for you. Figure out what you need and want in a backpack—and what...

How Your Military Career Can Earn You College Credit
March 24, 2017
If you’ve served in the military and want to earn credit, you can.  While there’s no direct path to credits and degrees, you can start with a few basic strategies and figure out next steps from there.  Have your joint services transcript?  Get it.  Do you have high-de...

Are Your Memorization Skills On Point?
March 21, 2017
Have you ever attributed poor performance on an exam to having a “bad memory”? Or envied a friend who seems to retain every fact or figure that comes his way for his “good memory”? As it turns out, the difference between your memory and his memory has little to do with geneti...

5 Things All College Students Should Do This St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 2017
St. Patrick’s Day may be an official holiday in Ireland, parts of Canada, and on the island of Montserrat, AKA “the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean,” but it’s also the unofficial holiday of college students everywhere. For starters, it’s a great reason to throw a party, b...

Flexible Jobs with Big Potential
March 14, 2017
In an online, global world, job flexibility is becoming more of a requirement than a luxury for employees just starting out.  If you have an internet connection, you can work, at least part of the time, from home, or anyplace else that’s not the office.  You can choose when you work,...

Five Tips for Finding the Perfect Roommate
March 10, 2017
While awful roommates make for great movie material, they’re far less entertaining in real life. The truth is that ending up with an awful roommate can be detrimental to your university experience. However, there is a bright side: If you find yourself in need of a flatmate, there are some simp...


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Early this fall, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos declared that the US is embroiled in “a crisis in higher education” due to the rising cost ...

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Australian universities have seen an increase in access to higher education in recent years. However, insiders say there’s more work to be done. To ...

January 7, 2019

Research consistently points to an access gap in higher education between students from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. But this isn’t to ...