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    What to Expect from Your First Week in College

    You’ve been accepted, received your visa, and packed your bags. But what should you expect from your first few weeks in college? What is Freshman Orientation? Every college arranges a freshman orientation for its first-year students; one or a few...

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    Shedding Light on the SAT Test Dates

    SAT. Every year, these three letters strike fear into the hearts of high schools students around the world. The irony is not lost on those who know that the college entrance exam originated in 1926 as an IQ test designed...

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    Overcoming Rejection: A Survivor’s Guide to US Universities

    Walt Disney, JK Rowling, Thomas Edison, Jack Ma, Albert Einstein….what do these celebrated figures have in common? Would you say they each possessed a brilliant mind, or lived to achieve unparalleled success in life? While this may be true, more...

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    Summer Programs 101: How to Make the Most of Your Summer

    A meaningful summer can take many forms: an athletics camp, an online course, volunteering, shadowing a professional in a career you’re interested in, or a program deeply focused on an academic topic you love, whether creative writing, medicine, aerospace engineering,...

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    The Greek System – Fraternities and Sororities

    What is Greek life? Many incoming freshmen enter college wondering what the Greek System is and are perplexed by its role in campus life. Most American universities have student organizations called fraternities (for men) and sororities (for women), which are...

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    What to Expect from a Trump Presidency – A Reflection for Future US University Students

    On November 9th, I woke up at 6 am to take a quick look at how the US Presidential Election was unfolding. I had gone to bed the night before feeling calm and reassured. Like many of my friends, I...

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    Sports in College – How Can You Get Involved

    Whether you’re trying to pursue an existing passion, stay in shape, or simply play to enjoy, US universities give you ample opportunity to participate in organized sports and to get involved in activities outside of the classroom. By attending a...

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    Life Outside the Classroom: Which Extracurriculars Should You Take in College

    Are you wondering what your life in college will look like? I mean, besides the classes you’ll be taking and the late night study sessions in the library, how do you imagine your life outside of the classroom? US universities...

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    Changes to the ACT: What You Need to Know

    Students have always grappled with the choice between the SAT or the ACT. Hale Education Group has been encouraging students to take the ACT because of its consistency in structure and scoring over the years. While these factors of the...

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    Brexit Is One More Reason to Study in the US

    The United States has long been the destination of choice for students from around the globe. Many are drawn by its reputation for quality education, its welcoming culture, and the prospect of transitioning into the labor market after graduation. The...

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    AP, A Levels, and Alphabet Soup: Choosing the Right Curriculum

    If you don’t attend an American-curriculum school but you’re thinking about US universities, you may be very confused about AP, A levels, and IB. Do I have to take AP tests? What if my school doesn’t offer AP classes? What...

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    Top Ten Reasons Why US Universities Are Right For You

    1- You have decision anxiety about what you what to study. It’s hard enough to pick a school! Declaring your major can come later. All doors are open to you, from anthropology to zoology, and yes – it’s okay to...

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