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How to apply to college overseas

How to apply to college overseas:

It is really important to see what opportunities you have in the world because you are not limited to  the country you are living in. It is a lot of other choices in the whole world to go to college. It is a great experience to see the world.

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Writing the Personal Statement

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue provides a list of personal questions for getting started on writing a personal statement as well as some basic advice on what to include and what to avoid.

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College Applications: Tips

College Applications: Tips offers its readers endless of useful information about the application process as a whole.

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University Language Services

University Language Services-Gives a general outline regarding application deadlines and gives students advice about how to find out an application deadline if it is not listed on the school’s website.

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Pathfinder

The Pathfinder card game is both a prototype for an online game and a fun, educational game itself. The card game focuses on teaching high school students various strategies for both navigating the application process and preparing for the college experience in high school.

THE VISION

The Pathfinder vision is to provide a unique, multiplayer game that opens pathways to college, where none existed before.

THE GOAL

Pathfinder’s goal is simple: use games to arouse interest in, inform, and enable high school students to successfully make the journey to and through college.

KEY CHALLENGES

  • Students in overcrowded high schools often lack access to meaningful college guidance. Without adequate college counseling, many students remain oblivious of their post-secondary options, making applying to and choosing the right college incredibly challenging.
  • Most college-related online resources are passive in nature. Students have access to information about college, but seldom engage with the material beyond reading web pages.
  • Effective college outreach practices do exist, in particular when services are tailored to students’ individual situations. But college preparation programs and school-based college guidance are limited by resources. We need to reach more students. Effective practices should be made accessible to more students.

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AVID: High School Timeline

This site contains a year-by-year timeline of activities for high-school students.
Goes from 9th grade up through senior year.

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International Student Exchange and Study Abroad Resource Center

This site is like the international students’ guide to applying to colleges abroad/ in the US. This site contains information on financial aid, insurance, loans, college search, language school search, test prep, international communication tips and advices, essay tips, blogs, forums. I think this site is good because it gives information and advice relating to getting into colleges abroad and also the process/ transition from the students home country into their country of choice.

Here’s a link to an article about scholarship scams.

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StudentReview

This site is another informative site for students that contains various college rankings, articles, information about summer university programs and internships (very unique compare with the previous sites), careers and majors (so students can get a better idea what they want to major in), advice on the application process, and a forum.

Student can also contribute their opinions about colleges and can be a member of the site.

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College Confidential

This site, geared for students, is one of those sites with A LOT of information. It has statistics and general information about colleges in the US, the application process, paying for college, college life, ASK the Dean section (you can ask a question and a dean will respond), college discussion forum, scholarship search, Virtual open house, group chats (with other students in the university you want depending on the events available) and articles. .

-site’s very easy to navigate and has tons of information

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