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5 Tips For Finishing School From Home

“5 Tips For Finishing School From Home”

There is absolutely nothing better than earning your degree and knowing that you are now on your way to having a fulfilling career in the field of your choice. A degree can really open up a lot of great opportunities for you in the workplace. However, getting your degree can sometimes pose challenge… read more

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“Student Accommodation Tips: A Survival Guide”

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience. You pack your life in suitcases and embark on the journey to the new horizons. However, many students struggle to settle in foreign countries. Securing the right student accommodation alone can be a daunting task. On the brighter note, there are many ot… read more

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“How to Find Student Accommodation in the USA”

College students often find themselves in a dilemma when choosing student accommodation. Many of them cannot decide whether to live outside the school and face the big bad world living in a student house or live in the student dorms. While living on campus keeps you close to the school, a life off-c… read more

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“4 Tips To Be A More Productive Student”

Slacking off during elementary school or high school is very much different to slacking off at college. The importance of academic success has never been so prominent, as these are the results which are going to help determine your future. With just a little planning, a lot of effort and a few handy… read more

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“6 Videos To Help Prepare For University In The UK”

It's September, which means that for a lot of students around the world it is time to travel to the UK to begin or continue their studies at university. Whether you're travelling from near, far or even within the UK, the start of university is a big deal! It's not something to worry about, but it is… read more

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“Alumni Tips for Incoming Freshers”

Alumni of universities often give advice to incoming freshers or freshman, but here’s a taste of what some reported about their experience to i-studentglobal. Advice From Students in the UK "Don't buy the textbooks before you start; the library will have the latest additions."  &nbs… read more

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“Top 4 Apps For International Students in the UK”

Apps are a great way for international students to make travel plans, make new friends and explore new territories. Here at i-studentglobal, we have reviewed apps that we think all international students in the UK will benefit from. Those apps are HostelWorld, Skyscanner, MeetUp and Pokemon GO.… read more

Transfer Student Checklist

“Transfer Student Checklist”

Transferring college has recently become something that is much more common in the US, with the NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) stating in 2010 that approximately 1 in 3 students studying at a four-year or two-year college will probably transfer at some point. (Referenc… read more

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“Choose Your Path: 5 Tips For Finding Your Niche In College”

Many students embark on a collegiate journey without fully knowing what career they want to pursue. Luckily schools are primed for this, offering a foundation year or a collection of core courses to give students the opportunity to nestle into their new educational environment. If you are wary of se… read more

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“Over-parenting and Anxiety: How to Empower Students”

The information from this article was distributed in the handout of the ‘Over-parenting and Anxiety: How can we empower students and educate parents’ talk at IACAC 2016 (International Association for College Admission Counseling). The featured contributors of this article are Aleka Bilan (J… read more

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“3 Transportation Solutions for Your College Student”

Class schedule? Check. Required textbooks? Check. Off-campus apartment lease? Check. Transportation to and from school? Preparing for college can be an extremely stressful event with a seemingly never-ending checklist of things to do. One item on that list that cannot wait is reliable transportation… read more

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“Competitive Careers for College Students”

Deciding on one's career before heading to college is no easy task. There are all kinds of things to consider, from passions and interests to job stability and earning potential. These four competitive career options will help guide students in the right direction as they pursue higher education. … read more

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“What Not To Bring When You Study Abroad”

One of the hardest parts about the decision to study abroad is what needs to be brought to your new home. There are endless lists online of what every nifty traveller should pack, but it is difficult to find a guide that is location-specific. Here is what we think you should NOT bring on your study … read more

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“Finding and Coping with Your New Student House”

Getting set up in England can be difficult as it is, so here is what to expect in different aspects of getting settled in the United Kingdom.  1. Finding Your New Place This should be done before your arrival to the UK, but it can still be accomplished in a short amount of time when in the … read more

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“Courses You've Never Heard Of”

Deciding on what to study at university can be a daunting task. Luckily, there’s some odd degrees that could lead you to an interesting career path.  1. Viticulture and Oenology – Plumpton College This degree entails you to learn how to make and produce your own wine and possibly distil… read more

5 Ways to Get The Most out of Your College Years

“5 Ways to Get The Most out of Your College Years”

A good college provides their students with much more than just a degree in their chosen field. The best colleges provide learning opportunities that help students develop the skills necessary to live a healthy, balanced, culturally rich life. That's why schools like UC Clermont College offer activi… read more

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“Six New Gadgets that can Make Freshman Year a Breeze”

If you or your child is going away to college, you might have some anxiety about what to purchase and pack for freshman year. There's so much technology on the market today, but it's hard to determine which items will actually prove useful for college students. These six gadgets are highly rated, lo… read more

Preparing for Study Abroad: 5 Things You Need to Know

“Preparing for Study Abroad: 5 Things You Need to Know”

You have applied for a study abroad, have been accepted and now you cannot wait for your adventure to start. Job well done! However, don’t let the euphoria take over control, start preparing the documentation and yourself on time, so you would be at peace while waiting for your flight. Do Your Re… read more

Pros to Online School and How to Make Studying at Home Simple

“Pros to Online School and How to Make Studying at Home Simple”

More and more people today are choosing to attend schools online instead of in a classroom. Online classes offer many advantages over the traditional classroom, especially for adult students, students with full-time jobs, and introverted or disabled students. Almost any degree can be earned online, … read more

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“Top 4 Degrees for Working in Public Institutions”

People interested in working in public sector jobs are usually drawn to these jobs for a number of reasons. They not only like the idea that their work will benefit the common good in some way, but they also like the stability that such jobs bring. Public sector jobs include positions in the fire de… read more

The Importance of Reading Other College Application Essays

“The Importance of Reading Other College Application Essays”

A common issue that college counsellors have to deal with is the dreaded college application essay. Regardless of how hard you have worked at school, what your GPA is and which extra-curricular activities you have partaken in, you will need a strong college application essay to help secure your plac… read more

ACT Writing Tips for Non-native English Speakers

“ACT Writing Tips for Non-native English Speakers”

The ACT writing section is no easy feat, even for native speakers. The good news is that the grammar and logic involved is rule-based--with one slight exception (I’ll get to this later). So as long as you improve at English grammar you’ll likely have an easier time. But English grammar - as you … read more

Studying at University with Anxiety

“Studying at University with Anxiety”

Trigger warning: anxiety and mental health issues mentioned. Mental health problems such as anxiety are a serious and common issue, but what is it really like studying with such intense emotions?  It is no secret that higher education challenges you in new ways that school and college lacked.… read more

How To Get The Most Out Of High School - Kara Masterson

“How To Get The Most Out Of High School - Kara Masterson”

4 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of High School These days many students have realized that optimizing their education is a good way to facilitate personal and professional success. With this idea in mind, it is important for students to access and implement strategies that will help them get the mo… read more

A Week In The Life of an MA Student - Ally Vitale

“A Week In The Life of an MA Student - Ally Vitale”

A Week of Studying Abroad Are you interested in studying a Master’s abroad? Curious about what a week in the life of a graduate student is like? I’ve whipped up the highlights of my week for you to get an idea. I hope you enjoy it! Sunday Today I went to the library straight after breakfast.… read more

Reflections on Studying Abroad - Karin Brauner

“Reflections on Studying Abroad - Karin Brauner”

First Experiences of Studying Abroad in the USA Experiencing student life from different cultures has been really gratifying and eye-opening for me. My first experience of “studying abroad” was an unofficial exchange programme to Morgantown, Kentucky. My dad knew a lady that did voluntary medic… read more

5 Reasons to Study for a Masters Degree

“5 Reasons to Study for a Masters Degree”

Perhaps you’re in the final year of your undergraduate studies and considering your options; perhaps you’ve left university and got your foot in the door of an industry, but you would like to further qualify yourself and progress rapidly in your career. Or, quite simply, you’ll miss being in e… read more

SATs Rescheduled - FREE Online Preparation From Magoosh

“SATs Rescheduled - FREE Online Preparation From Magoosh”

Due to the Winter Storm Jonas, many US students will have had their SAT exams pushed back until 20th February, giving many students an extra 4 weeks to prepare for their most important exam to date. See the full list of test centre closures In order to help those affected by the storm, Magoosh&nbs… read more

Top 4 Degrees for Careers in Higher Education - Anica Oaks

“Top 4 Degrees for Careers in Higher Education - Anica Oaks”

Working in education is fulfilling, but it's fair to say that you'll need an advanced degree if you want to earn a sizable salary. If you're exploring your options and trying to decide where to go from being a generalist in the field of education, it's time to review your options and choose a path. … read more

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“Why Study Abroad?”

One of the most important questions facing prospective international students is "should I study in my home country or should I study abroad? Depending on where you come from and where you are looking to study, international education could be a cross-country train away or completely on the othersi… read more

Five Degrees To Help You Pursue a Career in HR

“Five Degrees To Help You Pursue a Career in HR”

If you're interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources, you need to be equipped to deal with workplace conflict, understand marketing, be able to protect the corporate interests of your employer, and even understand the financial and healthcare systems in order to help employees navigate their… read more

6 Benefits of Studying A Master's Degree

“6 Benefits of Studying A Master's Degree”

Master's degrees can give professionals versatility in their careers. More time in school, or investing more money in education, might be difficult for someone who’s looking to expand their career. However, it’s an opportunity that should be considered for a number of potential outcomes. Specia… read more

Surprising Careers You Can Get With a Communications Degree

“Surprising Careers You Can Get With a Communications Degree”

A bachelor’s degree in Communications opens up a world of opportunities for students in many different industries. While most graduates tend to work in the field of business, there are many more career opportunities available. Continue reading to learn what you can do with a bachelor’s degree in… read more

Top 10 Online MBA Programs

“Top 10 Online MBA Programs”

So you want to get an MBA. Maybe you went to a traditional college and graduated with flying colors in Business. You went on to work in a successful firm or even start your own company. Now you want the knowledge and prestige that comes with earning an MBA, but you no longer have time to sit in clas… read more

6 Things To Do To Survive Studying In The UK

“6 Things To Do To Survive Studying In The UK”

The decision to study in the UK came relatively easy for me as I has already completed my A-Levels in Britain – a result of an out-of-hand gap year you might like to call it – and all of my school friends started applying for university so I joined in. Little did I think about the comm… read more

Moving to the US for College

“Moving to the US for College”

Depending on your field of study, an American university can give you with excellent education and set you on track to a successful career. However, applying to college as an international student can seem like a daunting process. Use our five tips below for a smoother immigration experience when yo… read more

The Hidden Importance of Social Media for Students

“The Hidden Importance of Social Media for Students”

It is no exaggeration that students are social media lovers. So much of university and campus life is initiated on social media. Extra-curricular activities, club nights, accommodation block groups and events, it is just so much easier to stay in the loop on a single platform rather than a long stri… read more

Making Friends at University or College

“Making Friends at University or College”

Moving to an entirely new place can be petrifying, especially if you find yourself in a completely unfamiliar country. Traditions, habits, food, sayings, music, almost every element of your day-to-day life can be questioned when you are surrounded by people who have been brought up half way across t… read more

5 College Degrees That Pay For Themselves

“5 College Degrees That Pay For Themselves”

College tuition fees can be staggering, and so can the debts that students must take on in order to pay them. If you’re wondering whether you should bite the bullet and pay big bucks for your degree, think about your education in terms of its return on investment. You pay now to get a degree. You … read more

4 Degrees You'll Be Surprised You Can Study Online

“4 Degrees You'll Be Surprised You Can Study Online”

You can earn an online undergraduate or graduate degree from a fully accredited big name university now. There are no time zone restrictions or geographical limitations anymore. You can earn that degree with a laptop and an internet connection from anywhere in the world. You have to apply for admiss… read more

8 Ways to Find the Best University for you

“8 Ways to Find the Best University for you”

1.  Make a list of what matters to you Write it down! Start to list the things that are important to you. For example: Do you want to be in small class sizes? Do you need good sports facilities for your hobbies? Do you prefer to live in the city? Do you speak the language? Does the subject of… read more

6 Degrees that will Help you be a Better Leader

“6 Degrees that will Help you be a Better Leader”

 Learning to lead other people is a vital skill that can shape your future. When you work to develop these skills you have the ability to head more projects at work, and you may find yourself opening your own business or company. Obtaining a degree in one of the following fields can help you sh… read more

4 Fields where a Master's Degree Pays off Big Time

“4 Fields where a Master's Degree Pays off Big Time”

If you are considering making the investment of time and money that comes with a master's degree, do your homework first. You want to make sure that your efforts will be worth it and bring you positive returns in the long run. While earning an advanced degree and furthering your education is always … read more

Don't Leave the Comfort of your Home:

“Don't Leave the Comfort of your Home:”

5 Reasons to Earn Your Degree Online Recently, partly because of a questionable economy and a greater competition for jobs, an increasing number of people are enrolling in online degree programs for hopes of developing the skills needed to advance their careers or to earn a degree in a different fi… read more

How to Prepare for a Student Visa Interview

“How to Prepare for a Student Visa Interview”

Not all countries include an interview as part of the student visa application process, but if your destination calls you in for an interview there’s no need to panic. This is a routine part of the application process in countries like the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. … read more

The Psychology of Studying Survey

“The Psychology of Studying Survey”

As the exam period draws closer, it becomes more and more important that you are getting the most out of your revision time. Using your time efficiently can significantly increase your productivity and have a positive impact on your overall exam results. Everyone has their own tips and tricks for e… read more

The Ultimate Guide to Student Apps

“The Ultimate Guide to Student Apps”

The student experience has been changed by our digital world, and this infographic outlines the best apps to enhance your college experience. From finding a date to making new friends, keeping your focus to taking better notes, this Ultimate App Guide for Student Survival outlines the smartphone app… read more

College Prep in the USA Made Easy

“College Prep in the USA Made Easy”

Overwhelmed by the college admissions process? You should be! You’ve got thousands of colleges to choose from, each with a unique set of requirements for you to meet. Add to that the many voices out there telling you what you must do and how to do it, and you have plenty of reasons to crumble to t… read more

The Cliffhanger - Choosing an MBA Course

“The Cliffhanger - Choosing an MBA Course”

In life we come across many diversions. Many decisions need to be taken. For some, you follow your heart, while for others nothing is wiser than your mind. So when it comes to making an educational decision, you tend to keep your heart away or at least you should. In this day and age, the first and … read more

7 Steps to Help you Achieve your Studying Abroad Dreams

“7 Steps to Help you Achieve your Studying Abroad Dreams”

So, you’ve decided you want to study abroad: what next? With more countries offering great universities and support for international students than ever before, the sheer range of options is both exciting and (probably) somewhat overwhelming. How can you start to narrow down the choices to a more … read more

10 Great Quotes about Learning

“10 Great Quotes about Learning”

 It might seem that your life at University or College is nothing but study but take a look at what the great and the good have said about it! Learning doesn’t always have to come from a book. “I don't love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.” Natalie Port… read more

A Guide to Packing for University

“A Guide to Packing for University”

Moving to university is quite a daunting prospect for most students, because for many it is the first time they will have lived away from home. Relocating to a new city and meeting new people can seem quite scary, but there are things you can do to ensure that you are prepared for the big move. … read more

How Social Media can Help you Choose a University

“How Social Media can Help you Choose a University”

Top Universities recently published a new Students Online: Global Trends report, which explores how prospective students around the world use online resources when researching universities and courses. (The full report is free to download; you are just asked to register as a member of the TopUnivers… read more

Broadband Advice Guide for Studying in the UK

“Broadband Advice Guide for Studying in the UK”

Internet access has become one of the most important resources for any international student. But with so many variables to consider, from contract lengths to download speeds, setting up home broadband can seem like a daunting task. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. Here are all the imp… read more

Mobile Phone Advice Guide for Studying in the UK

“Mobile Phone Advice Guide for Studying in the UK”

For international students studying in the UK, mobile phones represent one of the easiest ways to stay in touch with those back home. They’re also invaluable when studying, letting you browse the web while out and about and easily contact friends and study partners. Before you start making interna… read more

Your Student House: Before Clean and After Clean - Part 2

“Your Student House: Before Clean and After Clean - Part 2”

Four weeks to go! 4 weeks BC – The inspection Your house is spick and span and the things that need fixing or extreme cleaning are fixed or hidden. Show the inspector round, be polite and ask questions to try and determine if they are unhappy with anything. They should be able to offer you some … read more

Your Student House: Before Clean and After Clean - Part 1

“Your Student House: Before Clean and After Clean - Part 1”

After you’ve rented a property, getting back the full deposit you’re entitled to can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. This often tends to be a lot more tricky for students; a combined result of raucous parties, the shared responsibility of property upkeep and perhaps a landlord trying to sque… read more

Studying Abroad Myths Dispelled

“Studying Abroad Myths Dispelled”

Studying abroad is a fantastic experience that more and more students are taking up. After all, university years can be three of the best of your entire life, so what could be better than combining that with a unique travel experience? However, it can be of course a little daunting, especially if y… read more

Easy and Efficient Business Strategies for Full-Time Students

“Easy and Efficient Business Strategies for Full-Time Students”

Everybody likes to make an extra buck, and when you’re talking about students, that’s probably the only buck they have. Just because you go to school full time doesn’t mean that you can’t find a way to monetise your remaining time, or depending on the size of your ambition, starting a full o… read more

Storage Solutions for College Students

“Storage Solutions for College Students”

Summer Storage for Students: How College Kids Should Store Their Stuff: When summer finally rolls around, the last thing you want to do is drag your entire dorm room contents all the way home (especially if you typically fly home and ship your belongings) and try to squeeze your stuff into your par… read more

Simple Ways to Brighten up your Student Room

“Simple Ways to Brighten up your Student Room”

Decorating your student room is great; it helps you to feel more at home and can give you a nicer space to work in - or at the very least it can be a legitimate seeming procrastination project to help you put off that essay for just a few more hours. Of course you want to put your own stamp on your… read more

How are you going to keep in touch with family and friends?

“How are you going to keep in touch with family and friends?”

Why traditional methods of contact can be better than new technology. Studying abroad is an exciting and once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s a chance to completely immerse yourself into a new culture and country and a time where you will really grow and mature as an individual. However… read more

The Best Tablets for Students Coming to the UK

“The Best Tablets for Students Coming to the UK”

When it comes to choosing a tablet, it really does come down to two important questions. What do you need it for and what is your budget. While performance is very important to some, affordability is the main factor for others. As such, here are our top three for you to consider should you be thinki… read more

5 important things to consider when picking a UK university

“5 important things to consider when picking a UK university”

Dr. Shaden Jaradat, international officer at the University of Manchester’s international development team, and a former international student at Bellerbys College himself, lists the top considerations for international students choosing a UK university. Picking which university to study at is a … read more

University guide: Essential things to pack

“University guide: Essential things to pack”

Everyone is always keen to remind you that your time at university will be the best of your life. No one seems to say much about preparing yourself beforehand, though. The prospect of arriving at university for Fresher’s Week can be quite intimidating and there will be a number of things on your … read more

UK & US students crossing the Atlantic for their studies

“UK & US students crossing the Atlantic for their studies”

Record Breaking Number of US and UK Students Crossing the Atlantic for their Studies Report reveals a record number of UK and US students crossing the Atlantic for their studies 5% increase in UK undergraduates heading to the US – the greatest increase in 10 years, as the first cohort affected… read more

A guide to renting accommodation in the UK

“A guide to renting accommodation in the UK”

For many students, your first shared house acts as your introduction to the world of tenants and landlords and the mutual relationship that they are involved in. It can often seem that landlords are there to stifle fun, but the sooner you realise that both tenants and their landlords are governed b… read more