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    Reading the Lines & What’s Between: What Admissions Officers Look For

    By: Angela Jones-Glukhov At the most selective U.S. universities, it all happens, on average, in 7 minutes. The review of application forms, school reports, test scores, essays, and other materials that took years to develop and months to craft, is...

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    Transitioning from Life as a UAE High School Student to a US University Student

    By Simone Noorali Whether the UAE is the only home you’ve known or one of many, moving to the United States as a student is an undoubtedly unparalleled experience. Here in the multicultural metropolis of the Middle East, our exposure...

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    Reading Recommendations: Fiction, Science & Technology

    By Elijah Koome “When the choice is yours, what do you read, listen to, or watch?” (Stanford) “Using a favorite quotation from an essay or book you have read in the last three years as a starting point, tell us...

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    Staying in the US After Graduation

    By Elijah Koome For many international students, staying in the country where they attend university is a question of utmost importance. In addition to getting quality education, most international students hope to get some industry experience while others aim to...

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    Crafting the Personal Statement

    By Ijaaz Jackaria Essay writing is often seen as a long tiresome process. You can spend hours waiting for an inspiration to come and you can spend days brainstorming possible topics. Even when you think you’ve finally nailed down that...

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    The Impact of Covid-19 on APs, SAT, and ACT Exams

    By Jeffrey Dalton The COVID-19 virus is continuing to impact our lives - and our education - in unforeseen ways. The transition to distance learning for many UAE high school students has been smooth, with different schools utilizing highly individualized...

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    Applying to U.S. and Canadian Universities in the Time of COVID-19

    By Elijah Koome  The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has left students, teachers, and parents uncertain about the future. The rapid and unprecedented changes that have been implemented to check the spread of the virus have affected the education field in a...

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    Six Great Ways to Spend your Summer Break

    It’s that time of the year again!  [line_break] [line_break] The summer is looming close and you are no doubt wondering how best to spend it. Perhaps you are planning to catch up on the latest season of The Blacklist, or...

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    Tips for Navigating Art, Film, Architecture and other Special Programs

    So you want to be the next Picasso...Or the next Scorsese...Or the next Frank Lloyd Wright?  [line_break] [line_break] In other words, you have decided to depart from the well-trodden path of law, medicine, engineering, computer science, and business. Instead, you...

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    City Spotlight – Boston

    Harvard, Northeastern, Boston University, Tufts, MIT. [line_break] [line_break] These are the names of just a few of the high-caliber colleges and universities in or near Boston, Massachusetts. Known for being one of the most pivotal cities in American history dating...

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    Cold Weather – What’s That?

    For a majority of Hale students, living in a colder climate is a new phenomenon.  Some of North America’s most popular higher education institutions are located in colder climates, including all of the Ivy League universities, Brandeis, Tufts, NYU, McGill,...

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    College Life: The Best of Amherst, Georgetown, UChicago, and Brandeis

    When I was applying to college five years ago, I did not know where to begin my college search. Considering the thousands of colleges in the US, it was hard to choose where to apply and which university would be...

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