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“UK Scholarships”

UK Scholarships Despite the recent Brexit situation, studying in the UK is still a very popular option amongst international students worldwide - in fact, depending on the nationality of the students, Brexit may make your study abroad more affordable. The UK is globally recognised for providing hig… 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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“Travelling in the UK”

Visiting a friend in Chester (Train) It's fitting that I'm writing this after having just come back to London from Chester to visit a dear friend. Probably my favorite way to travel is by train. I took a Virgin train to and from Chester, which tends to be expensive but offers discounted price to… read more

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“My Time in Manchester”

I-studentglobal spoke to Meaghan about her time studying abroad in Manchester.   As an international student who studied abroad, the decision I made to go to Manchester, England, led to some of the best experiences of my life. Manchester is a colorful and vibrant city full of activity, local c… 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

9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Galway (or Spend a Weekend)

“9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Galway (or Spend a Weekend)”

1. It’s got a huge international population, so you’ll never feel out of place. Walking down Shop Street can feel like a quick international tour. You’ll hear every language from Portuguese to Chinese; you might see these traditional Mexican dancers on one corner, and then hear an Aus… read more

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“4 Law Degrees That Set You Up for Success”

If you’re considering a career in the field of law, you need to get the right degree. There are several different degrees that provide a strong background in the legal field. Some of these degrees are designed for future lawyers while others are more for gaining legal knowledge that can be applied… read more

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“WHY Bristol?”

Bristol is a unique city located in the hills of South-West of England filled with historic maritime, museums, year-round festivals and greenery. The city boasts how wonderful the passionate residents are and that the city is one of a kind to the rest of the country. We've picked out some … read more

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“Scholarships (For the 2017 Academic Year)”

Here at i-studentglobal, we are scouring the internet to find the best scholarships in the most popular countries for higher education. The countries are as follows: UK, Europe, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and the USA. 1. United Kingdom 12 Fully Funded Scholarships for International … read more

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“Interview with a Self-Help Author - Narissa Phipps”

i-studentglobal spoke to first-time author and Loughborough University psychology graduate Narissa Phipps about her self-help book Happiness Diary, which is released worldwide on 28th September 2016. 1. What first inspired you to write a self-help book? I was working on my 2016 goals and had read … read more

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“International Event Management in the UK”

i-studentglobal spoke to recent International Event Management graduate Megan Doyle about her study abroad experience in the UK at the University of Brighton. What is International Event Management? Many people assume that the course is just party planning, but there was a lot more to the subj… 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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“Why Study Creative Writing?”

Growing in popularity, particularly within the UK, the study of Creative Writing offers its students a wide skillset which can attract potential employers after graduation. Find out more about what you can learn during a Creative Writing Course, the potential careers that Creative Writing graduates … read more

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“Student Safety in the UK: ProtectED”

ProtectED is the UK’s first higher education accreditation scheme for student security, safety and wellbeing, and represents the ‘gold standard’ for assessing work done by universities in this area. The origins of ProtectED ProtectED was developed at the University of Salford, in partnersh… read more

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“Experimental Psychology in the UK”

Dr Fay Short started out her studies in Psychology as a BSc student at the University of Bangor. After completing a Masters and a PhD, she now lectures at Bangor's School of Psychology whilst researching body representation, teaching and learning, and counselling in high schools. Fay gives us a… read more

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“An Interview With A Geography Teacher - Dan Cropper”

i-studentglobal spoke to Dan Cropper, a geography teacher at Fallibroome Academy, located outside of Macclesfield in the north of the UK. Dan studied Geography at University of Manchester and completed his PGCE at Manchester Metropolitan University. How did you first get into geograp… read more

Top 6 Engineering Projects

“Top 6 Engineering Projects”

Engineering is responsible for some of the biggest and boldest monuments of human achievement. We've searched the world and found six of what we think are the best feats of engineering. See our Top 6 Engineering Projects below and see if you agree. Which is your favourite engineering project? #1 Bu… read more

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“WHY Brighton?”

Brighton is the UK's largest and most popular seaside city - and it's easy to see why. Many international students flock to the city due to all that it has to offer. In this article, we have famous Landmarks, Parks, Eateries, Coffees, and Places to Drink in Brighton.  1. Landmarks: The Royal P… 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

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“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

Clinical and Counselling Psychology in the UK

“Clinical and Counselling Psychology in the UK”

Dr Fay Short started out her studies in Psychology as a BSc student at the University of Bangor. After completing a Masters and a PhD, she now lectures at Bangor's School of Psychology whilst researching body representation, teaching and learning, and counselling in high schools. Fay gives us a… 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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“WHY Roehampton?”

Roehampton is a district of south-west London that holds many cultural and historic characteristics for locals and students to enjoy. Located in the borough of Wandsworth, this suburban district is not as busy as central London, but still gives students the feel of a major city. 1. Landmarks: Royal… read more

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“What Students Need to Know About FAFSA 2017-2018 (USA)”

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in the United States. This application is how many US students are set to receive loans and insurance based on required income and tax information supplied. Applying for a FAFSA 2017-2018 The changes for the 2017-2018 year include students be… read more

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“Interview with a Vet Science Alumni - Carla Kelly”

We spoke to a Stevenage-native Carla Kelly, who studied Vet Science and worked at a vet as part of her course. She studied at Plumpton College, validated by the University of Brighton. Did you always want to work in vet science? Yes I've always had an interest in working with animals, since… read more

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“Understanding Canadian Education”

Canada is a country comprised of stunning nature, a multi-ethnic culture, and world-renowned education. Although it has many great facets, the education system can be considered confusing to those who are international or studying out-of-province. We're going to take a look at the Canadian higher ed… read more

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“Why Study in Canada?”

Canada is considered one of the best places to study due to its renowned education system, nature, and culture. The North American country has many elements to offer international students who consider making it another home. WHY CANADA? There are endless reasons to study in Canada. Firstly, the… read more

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“TV Shows That Encourage A Different Field of Study”

There's a current trend of terrific science shows on channels such as Netflix, HBO, and many others. These other TV programs and documentaries show a vast number of interest in different studies such as criminology, psychology, and social work. What will you decide to study? 1. Grey’s Anatomy … read more

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“9 Great Science Movies and TV Shows”

Science fiction and scientific shows have become mainstream on channels such as BBC, Netflix, and AMC. We've listed i-studentglobal's favourite science TV shows and films, just to satisfy the science nerd that lives in us all. What will you watch first? 1. Stranger Things (2016 - Present)&n… 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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“How To Prepare For Cambridge and Oxford Applications”

The information from this article was distributed in the handout of the ‘How to prepare students for successful applications to Oxford or Cambridge’ talk at IACAC 2016 (International Association for College Admission Counseling). The featured contributors of this article are Francis McIvor (Brit… read more

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“Globalisation Lessons Learned During My Masters”

When I did my MSc International Management at the University of Sussex I was very proud. I was selected as one of the 33 people from 19 countries who could attend the course at SPRU which is ranked second in the world only to Harvard University in innovation studies. Globalisation Is the Greatest A… read more

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“Interview with Luis von Ahn from Duolingo”

Here at i-studentglobal, we have recently developed a liking for the Duolingo app by Luis von Ahn. We were fortunate enough to speak to the creator of the app about the start of Duolingo and what it means for those who wish to actively learn another language.  Luis von Ahn, CEO and co-f… 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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“WHY Chichester?”

Chichester is a city located on the edge of the South Downs filled with old heritage and modern styling. The city holds many boutique shops, restaurants, and art galleries on the edge of sandy beaches and lush greens.  1. Landmarks: Chichester Cathedral  This stunning Cathedra… read more

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“UK Bucket List (Student Checklist)”

Arriving in the United Kingdom can be life-changing as there are so many new experiences ahead of any student on their study abroad. Here’s our UK bucket list for what to do after you’ve just landed with all of your baggage after flying for an endless number of hours. What will you decide to do … read more

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“An Interview With a Nursing Student - Amelia Puncher”

We spoke to UK-based nursing student Amelia Puncher about her time spent at university and how her nursing degree has benefitted her upon graduating. Have you always wanted to pursue a career in nursing? I found that in college I had an interest in the medical profession, and I found nursing su… 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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“Arriving in Australia”

There are a large number of airports in Australia, both international and domestic. Here is a guide to the top five major international cities (all prices are in $/AUD): Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide as well as our travel safety tips and helpful links. Sydney Arriving at… 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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“10 Movies That Will Make You Want To Study”

Films can provide many forms of inspiration - art, literature, comedy, and even studying. Here are some of our favourite films that will inspire you - like they have inspired us - to get further in your education.  1. THE HISTORY BOYS (2009) An unruly and charismatic class of boys wor… read more

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“An Interview With a Crime Novelist-Hanna Jameson”

We spoke to Brighton-based crime novelist Hanna Nina Jameson about her years of experience in writing and how it led her to become a published author. Did you always want to write or work in the creative writing industry? Yes, I was fortunate to know I wanted to be an author from a very young ag… read more

Why Personal Statements Get Rejected

“Why Personal Statements Get Rejected”

Anybody applying to study at a college or university in the United Kingdom should know that a large amount of the application will be dependent on the personal statement. The styles of writing for personal statements for students wishing to apply to the UK and the USA are vastly different so be sure… 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

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“Top 6 Hospitality skills”

What does it take to make it to the top in the hospitality sector? How many of these top 6 hopsitality skills do you have? Don’t worry, there's always time to learn if you’re missing a skill. 1. Customer service This industry is all about people. It’s up to you to ensure that … 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

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“Top Student Cities in the UK (Outside of London)”

The United Kingdom is considered one of the best countries to study due to the higher institutions here consistantly ranking world-wide and the internationally recognised education system. However, a lot of in-bound international students may only look into Universities in the capital city, London. … read more

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“What to Expect when Pursuing a Bioscience Major”

Choosing to pursue a major in bioscience allows you to not only be eligible for a wide variety of professions; it also enables you to explore a field in which you can make a difference in whichever path you choose to concentrate in. As with choosing any major, there have to be a lot of questions swi… 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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“5 Reasons Studying Healthcare May Be The Right Idea”

Healthcare degrees appeal to many different types of people. In this field, you can study how to become a dental hygienist, home health aide, pharmacist, or health information technician. You can almost guarantee that there is a healthcare profession that fits your personality and passion. If you’… read more

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“i-studentglobal's Top Weekend Destinations”

One of the best experiences of studying abroad in Europe is having some of the world’s hottest destinations at your fingertips. Whether you have a semester or years abroad, there’s plenty of time to explore some of the most influential cities in history. As students, budgeting is of the highest … read more

An Interview With A Graphic Designer - Oliver Jenkins

“An Interview With A Graphic Designer - Oliver Jenkins”

A Graphic Design student from Norwich University We spoke to UK-based freelance graphic designer Oliver Jenkins about his time spent at university and how his degree has benefited him upon graduating. Did you always want to work in graphic design? Strangely enough, no. I’m sure if you asked any… 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

A Career As a Neuropsychologist: Your Questions Answered

“A Career As a Neuropsychologist: Your Questions Answered”

Article originally published on Psychology Today. Republished by i-studentglobal with the author's permission.  Deciding upon a career is never simple, especially if it involves years of training before earning the first dollar. I often receive e-mails from students asking me questio… 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

Why Study Psychology in America?

“Why Study Psychology in America?”

Dr Rhett Diessner from Lewis-Clark State College tells i-studentglobal why students should consider studying Psychology in the USA. Why Study Psychology in America? One good reason to consider studying psychology in America is the choices it offers: there are more colleges offering Psychology … 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

Getting The Most From Your College Counsellor

“Getting The Most From Your College Counsellor”

As you begin to plan for college in high school, your college counsellor can be one of your greatest resources. Your counsellor has valuable information on the application process, has access to important contacts at many institutions, and has the skills to assist you in exploring career and college… read more

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“College Admissions Resources - For Counsellors & Students”

After reading a post in an online forum for college counsellors asking if there were any resources out there for helping their students with their college admission applications, we thought that it was about time that we wrote a brief overview of some of the articles which we have available on the t… read more

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“An American in Sussex”

i-studentglobal spoke to international student Molly Berenhaus, an American PhD Psychology student who first came to University of Sussex during her undergraduate studies. She talks to us about why she choose to study in the UK, the difference between studying in the UK and the USA and finding … read more

How To Write A Great CV

“How To Write A Great CV”

For most job vacancies, the standard method of application is the submission of a CV with a covering letter or email to support your application. There are a lot of common mistakes which people often make when submitting a CV for a position. Here is our i-studentglobal guide to writing a good CV –… read more

Why Study Psychology in the UK? - Dr Ryan Scott

“Why Study Psychology in the UK? - Dr Ryan Scott”

As part of our ongoing series of articles about studying Psychology worldwide, we visited Dr Ryan Scott, Lecturer in Psychology at University of Sussex, to ask him about why the UK is a great place to study Psychology and what the UK (and Sussex) offers prospective students, international and domest… 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

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“How to get the most from your College Counsellor”

i-studentglobal spoke to Dr Martin Harris, who amongst his many duties is the College Counsellor at Malvern College in the UK. We asked him how students can make the most of their educational counselling sessions and how to get the best out of the counsellor. Here's what he had to say on the matter.… read more

So You Want to Be a Neuropsychologist? - Jenni Ogden

“So You Want to Be a Neuropsychologist? - Jenni Ogden”

A curious mind and a caring personality make a good clinical neuropsychologist. First Posted Nov 03, 2011 on Psychology Today - Original Link - Reposted with the author's permission I had never heard of neuropsychology when I began my Master's degree in Psychology at the University of Aucklan… read more

“The Tech Revolution”

How a College Education can help you be Innovative in the Future One of the most beloved video games of all time is the Civilization series. The developers of those games were required to present all of human history and knowledge in a format that would not only be fun to play as a game, but also b… read more

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“Saved By The Bell”

Saved By the Bell - 4 Career Ideas in the Nick of Time If you're a recent college graduate or a person who wore their last cap and gown years ago, you might be ready for new, fresh ideas about which career path to pursue. This article will tell you 4 careers that you can pursue right in the nick of… read more

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“What Score Do I Need To Get For The TOEFL?”

What is TOEFL? The test of English as a foreign language — perhaps better known by its acronym: TOEFL — is a vital application component for any international students who desire to study in the United States.  It is an exam that most universities in the United States require of… read more

Why Study Psychology in New Zealand?

“Why Study Psychology in New Zealand?”

Welcome to Aotearoa New Zealand! Land of Hobbits, and many, many sheep Just to give a bit of context (because social psychologists are all about the context), Aotearoa New Zealand has a population of about 4.5 million people, around the same as the Republic of Ireland. Just over two-thirds are Pāk… read more

6 Ways Having A Degree Can Help You In The Business World

“6 Ways Having A Degree Can Help You In The Business World”

If you want to go far in life in regards to your career, one thing you certainly need is a college education. While it is possible to find success without one, those stories are the exception to the norm. This is especially the case if you want to find success in business. Below are six ways having … read more

The UK Marking System from an American's Point of View

“The UK Marking System from an American's Point of View”

If you were an American student, you probably wouldn't be jumping for joy upon receiving a 66% on an exam or essay. The American marking system ranges from 0-100, where 90-100 is an A, 80-90 is a B, 70-80 is a C, 60-70 is a D, and anything below 60 is an F for failing. The B - C range is considered … read more

My Letter To Scotland

“My Letter To Scotland”

The study abroad experience, whether it be for a month, a term, a year or a whole degree often leaves a lasting impression. Elizabeth Weinberg first studied abroad in the UK at a university in Scotland. Here is a poem that she wrote reflecting on her experiences there.   Scotland,I will miss y… read more