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The Modern Student’s Guide to Online Safety

A safe online presence is as important as home security. For international students, online safety is an even greater concern than for their American counterparts. The risks of travel, connecting to foreign servers, and using multiple financial sources demands the utmost security. As you spread your virtual life across the globe, the potential for fraud […]

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How to Get an F-1 Visa

The process of getting a student visa takes work and time but it’s not as challenging as it may seem—75% of applicants each year receive the F-1 visa for full-time students. The most important thing you’ll need is time as the approval process can take anywhere from 3-6 weeks. But with a bit of planning, […]

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6 Ways to Save While In School

One of the major challenges of education is balancing your studies with your finances. Although most students work or receive loans, it’s difficult to maintain a decent standard of living on a part-time job or borrowed money. As most international students notice, most of American spending revolves around luxury and convenience—you can easily spend over […]

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5 Ways to Study Smarter

International students will notice that Americans are major multi-taskers. It’s not uncommon for students in the US to sit with an open textbook, an open laptop, and a smartphone, simultaneously skimming a paragraph, typing a note, and answering SMS messages. It may be impressive but it’s far from effective. The key to highly effective studying […]

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How to Pass the TOEFL

Students based outside the United States must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, before they can begin studying here. Although many promising students know basic English (and may even be fluent), the TOEFL was created as a baseline so that 1) educators know what kind of materials their students are […]

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The Ultimate Guide to the GRE

International students preparing to take the GRE have nothing to worry about. That’s because the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) can be conquered with preparation. The GRE is what’s known as a standardized test. That means whether you take the test today, tomorrow, or next month, it’s designed to give you the same score. Even with […]

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