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What to do when you’re feeling like you need community

When you finally decide on a school and get accepted, the first few weeks on campus may be rather lonely or disorienting. This is totally natural and okay. Going from a life at home to a life at college can be overwhelming. There are a number of things you can do to settle in. Get […]

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What do colleges look for in an application?

In this post we’re going to take a general look at what colleges may be interested in when it comes to the application. First we’ll talk a little bit about test scores, then we’ll get into the writing of essays, and finally we’ll touch on the topic of extracurricular activities. This goes without saying, but […]

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Getting to know the regions of the USA – Part II

In the last post we went over the eastern side of studying in the USA, in this post we’ll take a look at what the western half has to offer. Let’s start with the Pacific Northwest. In this region there are two states: Oregon and Washington. The major cities are Portland and Seattle, respectively. Both […]

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Getting to know the regions of the USA

Because the USA is a relatively large country, it will be helpful to describe the regions, their respective geographies and climates, and how this may affect your choice of schools. Let’s start with the Northeast. This area includes Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and the surrounding New England states. In this region, we have four seasons: […]

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Location, location, location

In deciding what school to attend in the USA, there are a number of factors to consider, and one of the most important factors is location, location, location. Do you want to be in a city? Do you want to be in a rural area? The west coast? The east coast? Down south? Before we […]

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