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“4 tips for making college more affordable”

If there is anything that everyone knows about college, it is that it's very expensive. College costs are not affordable for the average American family, and many people rely heavily on scholarships, grants, and loans to be able to afford their education. Colleges expect both parents and students t… read more

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“Myths and Realities of the First Uni Year”

Enrolling into university is an exciting period for every teenager. It’s an opportunity to discover your passions, become an independent individual and meet new and interesting people. However, a great number of freshmen become stunned as soon as their first year begins. They’ve been misguide… read more

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“Transitioning from homeschool to college: what to expect”

No matter your high school experience, there is no getting around the fact that college is a different ball game. The truth is that every high schooler faces a significant transition when they move on to college. Most homeschools provide the same education as k-12 schools, but there are other ele… read more

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“How To Be A Better Learner: Checklist”

International students already face challenges in the form of homesickness and culture shock. So, it can be difficult for them to develop the study habits they need to succeed in college. Becoming a better learner means adopting good habits, such as keeping to a schedule for studying each day. Th… read more

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“3 Reasons to Spend a Gap Year Studying Abroad”

Quite a lot of students think about taking a year off, but not everybody knows what to do with that absolute freedom for a year. When it comes to wrapping up your high school experience, a gap year might be a great thing to do. It has even become somewhat of a standard in various countries around th… read more

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“Cultural adaptation: essential for global citizens”

Ruth Mojeed wasn’t planning to move to Canada. Her sights were set on the United Kingdom or France when she applied to universities for her master’s degree in 2015. But as she did her research, she was drawn to the country through her eventual alma mater. “Royal Roads was one of the few sch… read more

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“5 Things You Should Know About Your IELTS Results”

ELTS prep is ultimately all about exam results; getting that qualifying score is always the end goal. So, let’s look at five very important things you should know about your IELTS results. 1. With IELTS Listening and IELTS Reading, What You See is What You Get When you practise IELTS Listening… read more

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“SAT Math vs. ACT Math: A Side-by-Side Comparison”

Whether math is a strength for you or a weakness, knowing about how math shows up on the SAT and the ACT is vital. The vast majority of colleges accept both exams—and give them the same weight in admissions. That means that, all other things being equal (i.e. you can make both some of the ACT… read more

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“Job shadowing: a taste of hotel life for students”

In a sparkling clean hotel room in Colwood, Canada, Yuri Muniz makes a bed with precision. “You have to work quickly,” the Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management student says. “But I have a method!” Muniz is one of 14 international students studying at Royal Roads Universit… read more

Do American Colleges Prefer the SAT or ACT?

“Do American Colleges Prefer the SAT or ACT?”

At this point, almost every single college that accepts the SAT accepts the ACT as well—and vice-versa. Not only do they accept them, but they give them equal weight: a score in the 99th percentile on the ACT will do you just as much good as a score in the 99th percentile on the SAT. I know that … read more

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“Education makes a world of difference”

As a high school student in Iran, Negar Abedi dreamed of going to university in Canada. She didn’t know what she would study, but Canada’s reputation for welcoming newcomers made her think this was the best place to figure it out. “In Iran, women are not regarded as separate entities from the… read more

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“Discover the best UK cities for students”

Choosing the right university is an important step in any student’s academic career. The UK has always been a popular destination for higher education for both local and international students. Fresh Student Living has looked into which cities are best for affordability, employability, educatio… read more

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“Renting: a few things to remember”

Moving city, moving country or moving to new accommodation - it’s all exciting, but first there are a few things you have to do to avoid disappointment in the long run. Once you’ve decided which country you want to study in, you have to make yourself familiar with the rules/legal requirements c… read more

Top 6 university ads to watch

“Top 6 university ads to watch”

Of course, you wouldn’t choose your university based on what ads they put live. However, the way a university or college promotes itself says a lot about their personality and lifestyle. That’s why we have here for you a selection of the top uni ads of all time. Just to give you a sneak peek on… read more

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“A+ teacher: how to help your students succeed”

Education is one of the most important things society offers children. Providing quality education ultimately helps the entire country. Educated people make better decisions and continue to help the country step towards the future. A big part of what makes education successful is teachers, so making… read more

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“5 keys to finding a degree with solid career stability”

Choosing a career path that will provide a livable income, opportunities for advancement and a stable financial future has become a more complex process in a rapidly changing world. Individuals setting out on an academic path must do more soul searching, more research and must arm themselves with a … read more

Prepare for a world-changing career

“Prepare for a world-changing career”

As another school year is set to begin, college students throughout the US are looking into the future. Finding your role in the world's ever-changing landscape is both an exciting and daunting task. While nobody can predict what this year, or the next for that matter, may bring us, choosing the rig… read more

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“Getting the most out of one month of SAT prep”

Can you prep for the SAT in one month? Absolutely. A lot of students do; most will take between one and six months to prepare. If you're aiming for a top score, however, you have a lot to cover in just one month! So hold onto your hats, because here's everything you need to know about your whirlwind… read more

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“How to Approach the ACT (part II)”

So we've established in the first part of this article that you have the right mindset. You have the best materials. Now, you need some proven strategies to approach ACT content strategies that actually work to make you more efficient on test day. Because the ACT is standardised, it tests the sam… read more

How to Approach the ACT (part I)

“How to Approach the ACT (part I)”

When you’re starting to prepare for the ACT, it can seem like there are a million “tips and tricks” out there that promise you a perfect score by tomorrow. Too good to be true, right? Right. The ACT is a standardized test, which means that it’s learnable and that you can master it, but there… read more

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“How to avoid 3 pervasive health issues”

Just because someone is young doesn’t mean they can’t be stricken with some serious and relatively common health issues. College campuses in particular offer a unique environment for certain health issues to develop. This means educators, students and their parents all need to be knowledgeable … read more

Six security devices every college kid needs

“Six security devices every college kid needs”

College is about education, but it’s also a time for most students to leave home and start transitioning into adult life. This means not only are students worried about finals and homework assignments, they must also concern themselves with personal safety, daily housework and chores, as well as f… read more

Academic letters of recommendation: nail them

“Academic letters of recommendation: nail them”

When you’ve already planned your next 3-4 years of study, you want to make sure that things work out as you wanted. Sure, you can’t foretell the future, but it’s good to know that your dreams are being heard. Although some worldwide universities don’t include an academic recommendation in t… read more

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“Home-cleaning essentials for first time living alone”

Leaving the nest is a big step for youngsters towards responsibility bearing. This step in life comes with its own challenges. It is, however, important to note that if you want to enjoy living in your new home, you have to keep it clean. This will make your place comfortable and attractive. Clea… read more

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“How not to end up eating dry pasta 7 times a week”

Being student is not as easy as everybody thinks. We have our needs as well as an overwhelming desire to enjoy, explore and live to the fullest. However, such desires come at a price - a price not all of us can pay. So, below is a list of the ultimate money-saving hacks to help you make the most of … read more

Top 5 companies with great internship opportunities

“Top 5 companies with great internship opportunities”

Regardless of how hard you study, nothing can prepare you for the realities of the professional world like a job can. Before going point-blank into a 9 to 5 profession, it’s wise to test the waters first. And the best way to do that is by applying for an internship. Some of the biggest corpor… read more

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“How to Succeed in a Highly Technical Degree”

Any kind of study puts demands on your time and attention. But highly technical studies are even harder. Learning complex principles and techniques takes a great deal of concentration and can be discouraging if the answers don't come fast enough. Here are some tips to making technical studies eas… read more

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“Your higher education glossary”

Of course, you know what a bachelor’s degree means or what school counsellors are supposed to help you with. But just in case you are not pretty sure what’s the difference between a college and a university, or what a GPA entails, this article aims to elucidate that for it. Higher education g… read more

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“Want to study medicine in the UK?”

The desire to study medicine abroad is motivated by a number of factors. It offers you a chance to experience a different culture, learn another language, build a global network and explore a new country, all while working towards your degree. These are significant considerations that will influence… read more

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“Is a career in higher education the path for you?”

If you're currently doing some soul searching to figure out what career might be a good fit for you, a career in higher education may be the answer. Working in higher education is rewarding because you would be part of an institution that has a higher mission to educate and empower others who are h… read more

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“How to cope with the pressures of studying”

There is another side to all the fun and excitement of student life, a side most people don't like to talk about. It’s called depression. There are many different reasons why people experience depression, and it is yet unknown how many people suffer from it. Fact is: too many. The exact figur… read more

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“How to fill a dorm vacancy without sounding desperate”

Living with a college roommate can be both a fun and challenging experience. You're getting accustomed to life on campus and sharing your living space. You’ll probably also be getting used to living on your own and doing things for yourself. Open communication is the best way to start off a relati… read more

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“5 Degrees that will give you the best job security”

Layoffs and budget cuts are all too common today. When you're looking at career options before applying for college, finding one with job security should be at the top of your list. You'll also find higher wages as companies compete for talented candidates to meet their needs. Depending on your pers… read more

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“What to consider before a GRE retake, part II”

Read more about the most important hings you need to keep in mind before a GRE retake, following our first article. How much time is left? Keep in mind that retaking the GRE may not be the right step for everyone. First of all, you need to know your program deadlines! You can only take the … read more

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“10 tips for improving your English language skills”

International students come to study in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and other English speaking countries with vastly different levels of English proficiency. Some speak English perfectly because they come from English speaking countries, have been educated in English in their home country, or attende… read more

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“How high school coaches help students achieve high grades”

While it's a good idea to encourage high school students to enjoy those years, it's also really important to make sure they know they need to take their grades seriously. The grades a high school student receives will directly impact the quality of the school they're able to get into. Besides, ther… read more

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“5 things you need to know when moving to college”

Packing and moving to college is always stressful, especially if you’re moving to another country. If you don’t know where to start with your preparation, here’s a little guide that will make things much easier. Have a look and take notes. Apply for a passport and visa To travel and study … read more

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“How to pass your nursing courses with flying colours”

Nursing school comes with lots of hurdles; from mastering the content to perfecting the practical sessions. All this can get easier with a little more planning, time management, and concentration. Below are a few tips that can help you handle the exams and succeed in your nursing course overall. At… read more

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“What to consider before a GRE retake, part I”

If you're thinking about retaking the GRE (The Graduate Record Examinations), even if you haven't yet taken it for the first time, that's fantastic. Really: even ETS, the test-maker, admits that most test-takers will find that they get a higher score by taking the exam twice. This is most likely in… read more

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“4 reasons a healthcare degree can lead to a stable career”

Choosing a path to take as a new uni student can be an overwhelming experience. There are several factors to think about, including the amount of money you will make, the amount of time it will take to achieve your degree, and how much you will enjoy the associated career. An important thing to cons… read more

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“Should international students take the ACT?”

Just as with American students, there's no clear-cut yes-or-no answer. If you're applying to college in the United States, you will almost certainly have to take one of the big two college admissions tests, the SAT or the ACT (American College Testing). Most schools in the United States ac… read more

Jump-start your education with an Associate Degree

“Jump-start your education with an Associate Degree”

Reaching for higher education is a big decision since it can take a few years to meet your goals, and you will have to make a considerable investment. It's OK if you are struggling to make a decision, but that does not mean you should sit idle for long. You can start by getting your associ… read more