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5 Ways International Students Can Ace Their College Applications

Applying to university—no matter which country you call home—is a complex process. International students may be unsure as to what, exactly, is needed to increase their chances of gaining admission to the American school of their dreams, but never fear! …

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5 Questions to Ask Your College’s International Office

As an international student studying in America, you face a unique set of challenges that can make settling into your new life on campus stressful. Fortunately, many universities have an International Affairs or International Students office that exists to help …

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How to Prepare for College-Level Reading and Writing

The transition from high school to college is an exciting part of any student’s life. Still, there are several aspects of that transition that require a degree of acclimation, like the new and often confusing world of academic reading and …

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Test Day Techniques for TOEFL Success

There are a number of promising college opportunities for international students, but prospective applicants will most likely be expected to submit their scores on either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign …

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International Office Corner: How to Spend Your Summer Break

You’ve done it! You’ve completed yet another semester and this time your reward is a four-month break. How are you going to spend it? Maybe you want to keep the momentum going by taking classes or interning, or perhaps traveling …

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Navigating the College Admissions Interview as an International Student

The college admissions interview is undoubtedly an insightful experience for all college-bound students, and for international applicants, it offers several specific advantages. Exploring a college from another country can seem difficult or outright impossible, but the admissions interview—whether conducted in …

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Tips for Success on the TOEFL Writing Section

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a standardized assessment of English-language proficiency, can be an intimidating obstacle for international students. The last section of the test, the writing section, is particularly challenging because it requires more than …

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11 Tips Students Must Read Before Applying for a UK Tier 4 Visa

This guest post originally appeared on the GoToStudy blog. GoToStudy specializes in helping overseas students find the their ideal university and course, and connecting them with consulting agencies that can guide them to their goal. You’ve chosen to attend a university …

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Tips for Taking Effective Classroom Notes in Your Second Language

It’s no secret that good notes are one of the keys to good grades. Effective note-taking – especially when taking classes taught in a language other than your own – can be critical to your academic success. Doing this requires …

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