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Beginning the college search

What's important to you?

What’s important to you?

Probably the hardest decisions we make in life are the ones where we don’t have all the information we need, or, worse yet, don’t know which questions to ask.  Researching possible college choices in the U.S., if you don’t have a significant knowledge base of the higher education system in the States, can be like making a decision in a vacuum. Deciding on what schools to apply to simply because you have heard of them is not exactly an informed decision and can actually be quite counterproductive. What really matters to you as you choose a U.S. college? Is it reputation, academic majors, location, size, or other factors? Continue reading

What do you want to study?

 

What do you want to studyDo you dream of becoming a doctor or lawyer or engineer? Have your parents influenced what you should study at university as a means to achieving a certain goal that they have for you?

More than likely in your country that typically means in order to achieve that dream/goal, when you finish secondary school and go to university, there is a very clear route you will take in terms of the academic subject you will study. In most cases, university study for typically three years is made up predominantly of courses in that subject, right? Continue reading