Study in the USA

  • How Canadians Can Cut the Cost of an American College Education

    Barry Lenson

    How Canadians Can Cut the Cost of an American College Education Are you a Canadian student who is eager to go to college in America? If so, you have been facing a funding problem. As you know, it will cost you a lot less to go to most any college or university in Canada than to attend a school south of the border. If you can simply attend a Canadian college or university – especially one that is located in the province where you live – you can go to college for a fraction of what it would cost you to pursue your studies in the U.S.A. But suppose there is an American university that offers exactly what you have been looking for? Suppose you want to study epidemiology at the University of Chicago, comparative literature at Princeto ...

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  • More American Universities Rely on Foreign Students to Keep their Budgets Balanced

    Barry Lenson

    Going to College in America: More American Universities Rely on Foreign Students to Keep their Budgets Balanced “Taking More Seats on Campus, Foreigners Also Pay the Freight,” an article by Tamar Lewin in the New York Times on February 5, reports that more American universities are relying on foreign students to keep their classrooms full and their budgets balanced. At a time when American-born students are finding it hard to pay tuition bills, a growing number of foreign students seem eager to do so. Here’s some information from the article that you should know . . . Only five years ago, about 10,000 undergraduate students from China were enrolled in American universities. That number has now grown to 57,000. At the ...

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  • Online Education Opens the Doors to Going to College in America

    Barry Lenson

    Online Education Opens the Doors to Going to College in America Are you eager to go to college in America? Whether you live in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, or anywhere else on the globe, a new path has just opened to earning a degree in the United States. Thanks to computerized distance learning, starting your studies at an American college or university is easier than ever before. Because a growing number of American colleges now offer online instruction, you can begin your studies right at home, no matter where you live. Depending on the school you choose and the programs that it offers, you can choose to come to America to complete your studies here – or in some cases, you can finish all of your coursework online and earn your ...

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  • Is Online Learning the Ultimate Year Abroad?

    Barry Lenson

    Is Online Learning the Ultimate Year Abroad? Studying in a foreign country for a semester or a year has been a longstanding tradition in American colleges and universities. In recognition of that fact, International Education Week will be celebrated at the University of Iowa from Friday, Nov. 11 through Thursday, Nov. 17 this year. The week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, is intended to increase international understanding and promote awareness of the value of studying abroad. Lots of events are planned, including . . . The first annual Adopt-A-Language fair, where University of Iowa students can learn about opportunities to study abroad. A Cultural Ball, where students can ...

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  • Think Getting into College is Complicated in America? Students in other Countries Have it Even Worse

    Barry Lenson

    Think Getting into College is Complicated in America? Students in other Countries Have it Even Worse Getting into college in America is complicated. Admission to most American schools is based on grades, standardized tests, letters of recommendation, and lots of other factors. But as a recent article in The New York Times points out, students in India have it even worse in a lot of ways. The article, “Squeezed Out in India, Students Turn to U.S.” tells the stories of several highly intelligent Indian students who will attend top colleges in America because they failed to score well on the high school exit exams that serve as the major determinant of who goes to college in India and who does not. One of the students profiled is Mouls ...

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