Study Abroad Tips

6 tips for writing a great university admissions essay

Many universities require an essay from students when they apply to university. One recent report showed that US universities rated the application essay as highly important in making admissions decisions for international students. If writing is not your strength, or you are applying at a US university and English is your second language, this might be a cause for worry. Please don’t panic! Application essays present a great opportunity for you to communicate your unique strengths to university admissions officials. Some universities will give you specific prompts to answer. Others will ask you to tell your story and how it led you to university. No matter what the university asks you to write in your submission, remember that admissions officials are not simply looking for your abi...

Ready to study in the U.S.? Don’t Forget about the American Student Visa!

The US Visa Process can be confusing and intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be! Once you have your college acceptance, here’s what you should know. What is a VISA? A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship. Your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend determine whether you need an F-1 visa or an M-1 visa.  See: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html for more information. Before you can apply for an F or M student visa, you must first apply to and be accepted by a SEVP approved school. Visit the Department of State Education USA website to learn about educational opportunities. ...