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Think You Know the Cheapest Student Cities? Think Again.
December 1, 2015

Think you know which students cities are budget-friendly and which are bank-breaking? You may be surprised by a recent report from international real estate advisor Savills which offers a fresh take on where students can find the most affordable international education opportunities. Why do these figures stack up so differently from what you might have seen in the past? While the report primarily aims to understand the student housing market, it also assesses the comprehensive cost of living and studying abroad, factoring in day-to-day living expenses, accommodations and -- perhaps most significantly of all -- tuition. In doing so, the study finds some usual suspects and unexpected contenders positioned side-by-side in terms of overall affordability. Let’s take a closer look.


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Five Tips for Perfecting Your Personal Statement
November 24, 2015
Personal statements are a fact of academic life. In fact, whether you’re just starting to apply to colleges, considering pursuing an advanced degree following the completion of your bachelor’s degree, or angling for a scholarship or internship, you’re likely to come up against this...

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Why a 2+2 Program Could Be Right For You
November 20, 2015
If you're serious about your studies but aren't sure if a four-year university is right for you, you should be considering one of the many 2-year colleges that communities around the US have to offer. Many community colleges are developing partnerships with larger universities and starting a bachelo...

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The Case for Space: How to Become an Astronaut
November 18, 2015
Childhood fantasies everywhere just got one small step closer to becoming a reality. Earlier this month, the U.S.’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made a noteworthy announcement: after a four-year hiatus, the government agency is recruiting astronaut candidates for deep-s...

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Five Reasons Why You Should Attend Your Lectures
November 10, 2015
Every student skips a lecture at one point or another. And why not, when so many lecturers upload their notes and broadcast the lectures online? It may not seem like it, but lectures are a lot more than just slides on a screen. Here are some important reasons why you should be attending class and ti...

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Managing Student Debt: Lessons From Three Countries Leading the Way
November 3, 2015
Most people can agree that the benefits of a college education are invaluable. However, in some countries the advantages of a degree are offset by a crippling side factor: student debt. In other cases, the high cost of higher education renders academic opportunities inaccessible to families of limit...

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9 Movies Everyone Should Watch When Going to College
October 27, 2015
Movie nights are an important part of any undergraduate dorm experience. Here's a list of films that investigate what it is to be a student. There's something for everyone here – comedy, tragedy, and a good dose of inspiration. Don't forget the popcorn!

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Not Keeping up in Class? You're Not Alone
October 20, 2015
A whopping 96 percent of students expect to receive grades of mostly Bs or better in college. However, these expectations are often flipped upside down during the first few weeks of college. The truth is that many students find themselves working harder than ever before and yet still struggling to k...

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7 Etiquette Tips to Email Your Professor
October 13, 2015
Contacting your professor outside of class isn't as straightforward as raising your hand, and for international students unfamiliar with local etiquette, the process can be stressful. Here are 7 tips for emailing your professor while studying abroad and at home.

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Looking for a Scholarship? Here’s How to Get It in 5 Steps
October 6, 2015
Think you’re not eligible to receive scholarship funding? Think again. Many funds go undistributed due to a lack of qualified applicants. And with so many types of scholarship support available -- including merit, need-based, athletic, and school-based -- the fact is that there is is likely a ...

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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 ...