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International Students: Top 10 Tips for U.S. College Applications

Josh Stephens | Posted 04.18.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

The reward comes long after you've done the work. Don't wait until the night before -- or the month before -- to create a game plan.

Finding a Safe Haven and an Opportunity to Succeed

Global Kids | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Global Kids had an after-school program there. Then I started going to the Global Kids offices. It was always a blessing. Being someone who spoke with a heavy accent was not an issue. Being someone who had different ideas was not an issue.

Leveling the Playing Field: Curbing Cheating in College Admissions

James Werner | Posted 03.03.2014 | College
James Werner

The massive amount of information that flows through an admissions office often means that there is no time to double check the facts. The strain on resources, time and funding has led to increased opportunities for cheating.

Yet Another American Dream Left Unfulfilled

Ketaki Desai | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Ketaki Desai

Every year thousands of students from all over the world make their way to American universities. Most of them come with the hope of achieving the American dream. Our story started out on a similar note.

Cheap Travel Tips For Students

us news | KATELYN RUIZ | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. Many international students have already seen par...

First Christmases in Bethlehem and America

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

Perhaps each of our births is a type of first Christmas. We arrive as strangers on this planet. On this hostile planet we all will have crosses to bear. We are not the Savior, but we can be a savior.

PISA Results: A Chicken Little Moment?

Arthur Camins | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
Arthur Camins

"These kinds of studies [PISA analyses] are really good at describing where we stand and maybe looking at trends. They're not good at all at telling us why."

An International Student's Education: What I Learned About Myself, America and the World

Rajika Bhandari | Posted 02.01.2014 | College
Rajika Bhandari

As a young graduate student from India, attending North Carolina State University was as much an education in psychology (my chosen field of study) as it was a life lesson about cultural differences in how knowledge is imparted and acquired in the United States

Jared Gilmour

U.S. Schools Educate Foreign Students But Immigration Law Extricates Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In September, Antinea Ascione was surprised to receive a letter telling her she had 60 days to leave the U.S. The 23-year-old grew up...

International Student Exchanges Make a World of Difference

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Having international students on American campuses and American students on campuses overseas ensures stronger people-to-people connections, a critical element in sustaining important bilateral relationships. In other words, having students studying around the world, and then returning home to graduate and get jobs, benefits us all.

There Are More Of These Students At American Colleges

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.11.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the numbe...

Your Kid Might Be Better Off Learning Math In Kazakhstan Than In These States

Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Unlike students around the world, Americans do not take the international exam Trends in International Math and Science Study, which measures how prim...

Book Review: The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley

Jonah Edelman | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Jonah Edelman

Ripley's characters are fascinating, her writing style is accessible, and her observations are fresh. There's no hint of tired education talking points or polarizing rhetoric. Ripley lets facts and firsthand observations guide her conclusions, not the other way around.

The Flat World of Higher Education

Gary Bonvillian | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Gary Bonvillian

The benefits to the colleges and universities who vigorously pursue and successfully maintain international programs are significant. This is a growth market for educators.

The Truth About Applying to a U.S. University as an International Student

Kat Cohen | Posted 09.30.2013 | College
Kat Cohen

What you may not know is that when it comes to international students, there is a common misconception that they have a distinct edge over American students when applying to highly selective institutions.

What If We All Lived With an Immigrant Spirit?

Matt Murrie | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Perhaps the greatest benefit of working with international students is that I get a constant reminder of what it's like to be "new." These students ar...

We Must Not Forget the Value of Learning by Doing

Kevin M. Ross | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Kevin M. Ross

As much of the higher education industry continues to focus on the possibilities of MOOCs, we must be careful not to forget that learning by doing in real life situations brings a value that the online experience can not fully replace.

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Great Things, Including Better Science and Better Science Education

Dr. Sheldon Schuster | Posted 04.19.2013 | College
Dr. Sheldon Schuster

These students and young researchers not only do amazing things while they're here but their ideas and their drive enhances the quality of education for all of our students and the quality of life for all of our citizens.

Duke Readies For China Campus Amid Controversy

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 01.02.2013 | College

Duke University is moving to close the deal on a campus in China after celebrating preliminary approval from the Chinese government last month. Provos...

Study: International Students Taking Up More Space At US Colleges

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.12.2012 | College

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Want to see how quickly the look and business model of American public universities are changing? Visit a place like Indiana Unive...

Foreign Students Are Being Used As 'Cash Cows'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.24.2012 | College

Universities across the pond are using foreign students as "cash cows" to plug budget gaps, claims Susan Bassnett, a former pro-vice chancellor of War...

The Global Search for Education: International Thinking

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

At a time when President Obama has raised awareness for the rise in U.S. college costs, American students are increasingly thinking international and seeking their degrees across the pond (in England).

Universities in the World

Daniel Little | Posted 10.06.2012 | College
Daniel Little

The synergies resulting from cross-country collaboration around specific research projects in medicine, engineering, energy, and computer technology are likely to be large and a source of advantage for all nations

State Department Suspends Student Exchange Sponsor

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.20.2012 | Education

JACKSON, Miss. -- Hundreds of high school exchange students could be affected by a State Department decision to suspend the sponsor-company that was t...

Advancing Leadership Through Education

Adam Weinberg | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Adam Weinberg

In its essence, leadership is about putting theory into practice -- figuring out what needs to be done, learning how to do it, but then finding the motivation to take meaningful action.