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Don’t Panic! How to Find Last Minute Accommodations
September 12, 2017

The Rolling Stones said it best: “You can’t always get what you want.”  That’s especially true if you’re looking for housing accommodations a little late in the game.  While you might need to make some exceptions to your “wants” list for housing, you should be able to find last minute accommodations with an acceptable degree of success.  How?  Let’s take a closer look at five strategies to find last minute accommodations at your university.


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Why Writing Skills Are Essential (And How To Get Them)
September 8, 2017
Happy Literacy Day! The rise of digital media does not mean the death of writing.  It means the opposite.  It means that in a world of rapid-fire responses, your writing skills are more important than ever.  Let’s take a closer look at why writing skills are essential—we&r...

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Can You Use Volunteer Experience To Earn Credits?
September 5, 2017
In its 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, the United Nations recognized the eradication of poverty as the “ the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.”  Enter the International Day of Charity -- celebrated every September 5th.&nb...

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Want to Study In A Soft Power Country?
August 29, 2017
The Soft Power 30—a yearly report of soft power countries in the world—recently released its latest index.  The results are interesting.  Want to study in a soft power country?   Let’s take a closer look at what soft power is—and why it’s desirable.

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Six Reasons Why the Au Pair Experience MIght Be For You
August 25, 2017
Au pairs have been around since the 18th century and while life is very different now, the au pair system is still popular with both young people and host families. Wondering whether an au pair arrangement is right for you? Read on for six amazing advantages of being an au pair.

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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 clos...

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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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Can You Spot Fake News?
August 9, 2017
Concerns over fake news abound today, and with good reason: A recent Pew Research Center survey revealed that not only did 23 percent of Americans say they'd shared fake news, but 14 percent said they'd done so even with the knowledge that it was fake. Why does fake news matter so much? Because it s...

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January 15, 2019

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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January 10, 2019

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 ...


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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 ...