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The 411 on Dual Enrollment: Is It Right for You?
August 22, 2017

We often talk about the many different pathways available to today’s college students. But as it turns out, aspirational high schoolers also have some new and exciting options to consider. One possibility growing in popularity among future college students? Dual enrollment. Here’s a closer look at this trend, along with some pros and cons aimed at helping families decide if dual enrollment is right for them.


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Five Reasons to Study Astronomy
August 21, 2017
One topic has been eclipsing -- literally -- all others for the past couple of days. We’re talking about today’s “Great Solar Eclipse of 2017,” of course,  during which the  2,150-mile-wide moon will cross in front of the 864,000-mile-wide sun, rendering it complete...

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What International and Domestic Students Should Know About Health Care
August 15, 2017
It’s been all over the news and is a hot topic with good reason: health care in the US varies widely. If you’re an international student thinking about studying abroad, especially in the US, then you need to think about health care: what you need, how much to spend, and what, exactly, is...

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Tips for Facilitating a Good International Student Experience
August 11, 2017
Acclimating to college life is hard enough for domestic students. Factor in the international student aspect, and the challenges grow. The good news? Millions of international students have amazing experiences every year, and -- if you’re studying abroad this fall -- there are some things you ...

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These 7 Famous People All Studied Abroad
August 8, 2017
What do actress Natalie Portman, human rights leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu and basketball players Steve Nash have in common, aside from being famous? They all studied abroad. And they’re just three of the many celebs who’ve benefited from the powerful and transformative impact of inter...

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Six Films to Watch Before Summer Break is Over
August 1, 2017
There are only 51 days left until summer’s official end on September 21. (But who’s counting?) For most students, however, summer comes to a screeching halt much sooner with many colleges and universities starting up before August’s end. But just because the days are dwindling doe...

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Do You Have a Disability? Read This Before You Get to Campus
July 18, 2017
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) offers protection to people with disabilities but that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges along the way. Here’s a closer look at five things all students with disabilities can do to set themselves up for college success.

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7 Television-Inspired Careers for Your Summer Binge
July 14, 2017
Need a career?  Need a path?  Watch some television.  If these seven television shows don’t kickstart your career choices, we don’t know what will.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Why Do We Call Them Community Colleges?
July 11, 2017
Community colleges.  What are they and how do they work?  And why do we call them community colleges?  Let’s take a closer look at these higher education institutions that offer lots of flexibility and lots of options for just about everybody.

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What's in a Name: The 411 on Country Names for International Students
July 7, 2017
Many countries have confusing names -- which can be perplexing to international students thinking of studying in them. Here’s a quick primer on six of the more complicated country names, along with how to get them right.

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August 17, 2017

The National Center for Lifecourse Research at the University of Otago conducted a study that revealed that New Zealand’s indigenous students re...


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August 14, 2017

The disadvantages faced by low-income families are widely known. Now comes new research further highlighting the issue. The BBC recently reported on a...


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August 10, 2017

Look no further than Ireland if you want to study abroad—and work where you study, too. Under Ireland’s new international education strate...