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Peter Davos on Applying to US universities

Applying to American undergraduate programs is a daunting and confusing task for even the most highly motivated and prepared American students, but applicants from the UAE face particular challenges given their general lack of guidance and knowledge of the necessary...

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Peter Davos on The importance of fit and creating a good college list

Applying to college is a matchmaking process and should be taken seriously by students and their families. Unfortunately, many students do not invest the time and energy into doing the necessary research required to make a compatible college list. With...

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Peter Davos on Advantages of studying at US universities

UAE students face an array of choices when determining where to pursue their undergraduate studies in a foreign country, with Canada, Britain, Australia, and the United States being the most popular global destinations for an international education. While leaving the...

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Peter Davos on US Women’s Colleges

Women’s colleges are an ideal option for female UAE high school students intent on maintaining social, cultural, and religious values in a female-only setting, while pursuing an excellent education in the United States. As high school juniors compile a list...

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Understanding Majors, Minors and Electives

By Ijaaz Jackaria Choosing a field of study in college can be a daunting task. Navigating the hundreds of courses that universities offer, all while keeping the anxiety about picking the ‘wrong’ program or the wrong career at bay, is...

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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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