Study in the USA

  • College for America: Recent Changes in American Higher Education Create New Opportunities for You

    Barry Lenson

    A few decades ago, the word “college” meant pretty much one thing for students who were attending college in America. If you were a born-and-bred American student, you graduated high school and then headed off to live on a college campus and complete your degree in four years. Even if you were a non-U.S. student who wanted to earn a degree at an American college or university, you followed pretty much the same path as well. You applied for a student visa and came to America to complete your college degree in four years. Today, there are many other options.  Here are just a few of the trends that have changed what it means to go to college in America today . . . More and more working adults have gone back to complete college, ear ...

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  • Going to College in America: Why Fisher College Could Be Your Top Choice

    Barry Lenson

    Students from Asia to Europe, from Africa to India, all dream of going to college in America. If it’s your dream too, here’s some important news for you. Fisher College, one of America’s highly respected New England colleges, has created a special new initiative with StraighterLine to welcome non-U.S. students. Opening its doors to foreign students is nothing new for Fisher College. In fact, 150 of the College’s 850 current students come from countries other than the United States. It’s a great American college that is waiting for you. How Can You Apply?  Start by visiting Fisher College’s International Student Partner College profile.  It will tell you about Fisher’s great Boston location, degree programs, and ...

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  • Students, Students Everywhere: It Will Take Online Learning to Educate them All

    Barry Lenson

    The U.S. Census Bureau announced that 315.1 million people will be living in the United States as the years 2013 starts. “That is an increase of 2.3 million people or 0.73 percent from Jan. 1 2012,” according to a recent Reuters article. “It is also a gain of 6.3 million people or 2.05 percent since the last census in April 2010.” According to the CIA World Factbook, there are currently 17.5 million students enrolled in post-high school educational programs in the U.S. So if you smash those statistics together, you can determine pretty quickly that America is now educating only five percent its total current population beyond the high school level. Granted, those are rough numbers, and not all of America’s 315.1 million people ...

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  • Student of the Month: Charl Roux

    Barry Lenson

    There’s no doubt that international boundaries are disappearing in today’s world, where students from any country can take courses online at American colleges and even degrees from them. Charl Roux is one of this new breed of virtual college globetrotters. He lives in South Africa, but that didn’t stop him from taking courses online at StraighterLine. Learn about it in this recent conversation between Charl and Barry Lenson of the StraighterLine blog . . . Barry Lenson: How and why did you find StraighterLine? Charl Roux: I happened to read an article about StraighterLine in Time Magazine labeled “A Full year of college for $999 per year?” So that really grabbed my attention and I decided to give StraighterLine a try. ...

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  • An Invitation for International Students to Attend College in America

    Barry Lenson

    An Invitation for International Students to Attend College in America If you’re an accomplished student who has completed high school in another country, have you considered attending college in America? Chances are that you have. As you know, there are hundreds of excellentAmerican colleges and universities, far more than in any other country in the world. And the value of an American education is unequalled on the world stage. Yet if you’re not an American citizen, attending college in the United States can seem like an impossible dream – especially with the high cost of tuition at American colleges and universities. But don’t give up hope. There really are ways to attend college in America and pay for it too. Let’s take ...

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