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Five Things Students Wish They’d Known Before Going to University
February 9, 2016

Regardless of what you may have seen in “Back to School,” college isn’t just one big wild party. While there’s plenty of fun to be had in the hallowed halls of academia, there’s also a significant amount of preparation and hard work involved -- all of which can help you reach your life goals. Wondering where to begin? Let’s count down five things many students which they’d known before setting foot on a college campus.


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Six Ways College is Different from High School
February 2, 2016
High school and college are two very different things, and most incoming freshmen realize quite quickly that they're not in Kansas anymore. But how different is the life of a co-ed to that of the high school student, and what makes college such a unique and memorable experience? No two college stude...

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What Makes a University International?
January 26, 2016
The Times Higher Education’s roundup of 2016’s “World’s Most International Universities" is out. It uses three key criteria to determine what separates these extraordinarily global universities from the rest.  Let’s take a closer look at what it really means t...

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5 Tips for Living with Roommates
January 23, 2016
Studying abroad is all about meeting new people, and one of the best parts is living with other students who come from many different places. But what do you do when there's tension between you and your new flatmates. We've got some handy tips for preventing roommate conflict and dealing with it whe...

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How to Talk About College With Your Family in 3 Easy Steps
January 18, 2016
When high school grads head off to college, most of them don’t do it alone. In fact, while parents may not actually move into the dorm room next door and enroll in classes they are -- for better or for worse -- emotionally and financially along for the trip. Mutual understanding is a critical ...

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Four Top Places to Study Environmental Science
January 12, 2016
With so much global attention focused on safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our air, land and water, it follows that the environmental sciences are one of today’s hottest areas of studies. If you’re thinking of pursuing a degree in this versatile discipline, you have your pick of p...

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Your University New Year's Resolution: Join a Student Organization
January 5, 2016
New Year's Resolutions are all about improving one's self and trying something new and joining a student organization at your university or college is the perfect way to do both. Student organizations have something for everyone, and they offer lots of benefits – both while you're studying and...

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Five Reasons to Make a Gap Year Your New Year’s Resolution
December 29, 2015
Millions of people make New Year’s resolutions when the calendar page flips from December to January. And while the list of usual suspects includes amping up your exercise routine, weight loss, and better time management, we’ve got a new resolution all high school students should at leas...

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Seven Ways to Catch Christmas Cheer if You’re Not Homeward Bound This Season
December 22, 2015
While “heading home for the holidays” is a nostalgic concept, it’s not always possible -- particularly for international students -- in today’s world of far-flung friends and family. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on experiencing the spirit of the season. Re...

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Going Global: The Rising International Appeal of Community College
December 8, 2015
The New York Times recently asked the question: “As globalization has made the world smaller, two-year colleges have, in a sense, gotten bigger.” Why are more international students choosing community college, and should you consider joining them? Let’s take a closer look at this a...

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