On May 3 Voice of America and George Washington University teamed up to hold a town hall targeted for international students. The town hall, titled Education Destination: USA, was held at George Washington University and streamed live internationally. It discussed some of the challenges and opportunities facing international students.

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Posted on 24 May 2017 6:26 PM

It’s a known fact that college tuition is expensive. Many students choose not to attend college simply because it is not affordable for them. For the students that do go to college, it can still be a struggle paying off the debt that piles up each year they’re in school. For these reasons, scholarships are definitely helpful. For international students, there are great demands for scholarship resources. There are many scholarships out there, however students are not sure where to look. If you’re one of those students and you want to study in the US, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

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Posted on 17 May 2017 7:31 PM

On Sunday, the US College Expo 2017 made its last stop in Toronto. All four cities were a huge success! Part of the success is thanks to the wonderful guest speakers that shared their stories and gave advice to hundreds of students and their families.

 

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Posted on 10 May 2017 6:29 PM

“What do I want to do with my life?” It’s a question that many college students are asking as the time winds down to pick a major and hit the apply button on those college apps. Many students fear that the wrong choice could leave them jobless and unhappy after graduation. So, what do you do when you’re stuck on choosing a major? Here are some tips to guide you through the process.

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Posted on 03 May 2017 6:21 PM

We’ve all heard about the Freshman 15, the expression commonly used to refer to the belief that new college students tend to gain an average of 15 pounds by their second year. This is no surprise. With many students struggling to balance school, work, assignments and well--- just life in general, eating right tends to get the short end of the stick. For some, without Mom and Dad’s cooking, whatever is cheap and easy to make becomes the next best option. Poor dietary choices are one of the leading causes.

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Posted on 26 Apr 2017 9:16 PM

We are now just two weeks away from the first date of the US College Expo 2017! The expo kicks off on April 28 in Vancouver. In case you missed it, Rachel David, spokesperson for the US College Expo, spoke to 680NEWS Announcer Geoff Rohoman to tell listeners why the event is worth attending. Listen to the interview below

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Posted on 20 Apr 2017 8:09 PM

Lights, camera. Action! While many students are interested in becoming the next big actor/actress, some students like to shine behind the camera. If you have a passion for taking photos, editing and producing your own content, a film major may be for you.

At the US College Expo, representatives from some of the top film schools in America will be attending. It’s the perfect time to network and learn more about the various programs these schools offer.

Here is a list of the major film schools that will be attending the US College Expo.

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Posted on 12 Apr 2017 8:18 PM

When it comes to applying for college, one of the most important factors that help determine where a student will apply is the cost of tuition. University Herald reports that many students coming from low-income families are considered one of the brightest and the ones with potential. However, for many of them, the high cost of tuition is one of the reasons they do not apply. In the US, low income families are those that earn less than $57,000 a year.

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Posted on 06 Apr 2017 2:19 AM

It was recently published by US News that the opportunities for computer engineers are now greater than ever. It’s reported that academic institutions around the country have made significant changes in the way they teach engineering students. Classes are becoming more hands-on as these colleges and universities aim to better prepare students for the workplace.

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Posted on 29 Mar 2017 8:10 PM

Even just the thought of studying abroad can be nerve-racking for students. For many, it will be the first time being away from home. Yes, sadly, that will mean no more nice home cooked meals. You’re now on your own when it comes to dinner time! On a more serious note, when leaving to study abroad, there’s sometimes feelings of loneliness, homesickness and even anxiety. All of this is completely understandable. When you enter an unfamiliar place where you don’t know anyone, it’s normal to feel like packing everything up and going back home.

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Posted on 22 Mar 2017 7:22 PM

People say the “Freshman 15” is the big thing to watch out for when you start college, but being a “big spender” is definitely something to keep an eye on. Beginning college sometimes means that you are now responsible for most or ALL of your finances. That can include paying rent, buying groceries, school fees, tuition… the list goes on. That is why understanding your personal financial situation and being smart with your money is important. Using these tips will help you limit your spending to what is necessary, not what is desired.

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Posted on 15 Mar 2017 7:18 PM

We all know what March means! It’s March Madness! The fact that the United States has a whole month dedicated to college basketball shows how important it is to the country. For Canadian athletes, it’s more difficult to be aware of the US college options available unless crucial time is taken to properly research and find out the right information. Whether you’re a high school counselor, a student, an athlete, or a parent, there’s a lot you need to know about US colleges and it can’t all be found on the internet.

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Posted on 08 Mar 2017 8:29 PM

So you’ve made the leap from high school to college. Yes high school was hard, but now the real tough work begins. So how do you keep up in college when you have hundreds of pages to read on top of assignments, extracurriculars and work? The key to success here is time management.These tips will help you easily balance your time between work and social.

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Posted on 01 Mar 2017 4:53 PM
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1. Ask Questions
Yes applying to college a stressful, confusing and nerve-wracking process, but it doesn't have to be! Use your resources. If you’re unsure about something, ASK. You have your family, friends, teachers and guidance counsellors to help you on this journey. Take advantage of all the college expos and information sessions that take place. These will show you a variety of school options and help you get better informed about what to expect.

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Posted on 22 Feb 2017 7:58 PM
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By Sonya Davidson
Urban Mom

Urban Moms

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Posted on 20 Feb 2017 8:10 PM
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You have kissed countless knees, taken countless temperatures and washed a million cloths; you’ve tried to guide your little one toward good habits, good manners and a good diet; you’ve agonized over milestones and daycare and sleep. But when it came to elementary school, if you lived in Toronto, you hadn’t necessarily much choice: admission is determined by postal code and little else. Then you realized that if you really wanted the best possible start for your child, it might be time to look into private schools and see what they could offer.

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Posted on 20 Feb 2017 8:10 PM
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The SAT is a paper-based, standardized test that’s been around, in one incarnation or another, since 1926 for the purpose of admissions into college or university undergraduate programs in the United States. While it is supposed to measure scholastic aptitude, critics have long accused the SAT of only measuring how well a student takes the SAT!

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Posted on 20 Feb 2017 8:10 PM
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The US is the top study destination in the world for international college students. Despite formidable tuition fees for top schools, every year hundreds of thousands of foreign-born students apply to American colleges and universities. What’s the draw? Of course American learning institutions have highly qualified teaching staff, and degrees earned at accredited US education institutions are likely to be recognized worldwide, but the same can be said for Canadian post-secondary schools.

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Posted on 20 Feb 2017 8:10 PM
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Canadians often underestimate the complexity of US Admissions process, assuming it is similar to our post secondary process - it is not.

In fact, it can be a 3 - 4 year plan for admission. The US Admissions process is complex, time consuming and highly competitive. To successfully gain admission (and scholarships) requires planning, commitment and focus.

Here is a sample of a plan to approach from Grade 9

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Posted on 20 Feb 2017 8:10 PM
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