Top 5 Experiences For Getting The Most From College

You’ll be off to college before you know it. You spent so much time thinking about applying, so now it’s time to think about what you will do once you arrive on campus. Here are five essential experiences for your college years.1. Join An Activity. Did you know that the number one initiative a student can take to ensure their happiness during freshmen year of college is to join an activity? This ...

International Studies: Johns Hopkins, Georgetown and Washington College

International Studies is an increasingly popular college major. On a recent visit to colleges in the Washington, D.C. area, we learned that each institution has a distinct approach to the discipline. Here is an overview:At Johns Hopkins University, the department is intentionally called International Studies instead of International Affairs because the faculty is interested in all kinds of international ...

Spotlight: Virginia Public Colleges and Universities

Rebecca Kenney Earlier this month, I visited eight colleges and universities in the state of Virginia. There are many appealing schools in this warmer state and a surprising number of public ones. A few have a low price tag even for out-of-state students. Did you know that the second oldest college in the nation, The College of William and Mary, is also a public school? William and Mary is located ...

College Tour: Scotland

Joan Casey Imagine attending college in a village reminiscent of Hogsmeade from Harry Potter, or in a bustling European city known for music, art and design. Sound appealing? Then you might consider Scotland, a college destination for many adventurous American high school students in recent years. One reason is that its universities align most closely with the American system of higher education compared ...

Ideas for Summer Jobs, Internships and More!

Summer is a great time to earn some extra money, learn new skills or further develop one of your interests. Believe it or not, it is not too early to start researching opportunities. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Apply for a Summer Job. Work experience helps students learn responsibility, collaborating with others and how to manage money and save. One of the best summer jobs is summer ...

Make the Most of This Summer: Plan Now

Rather than letting the dreary winter months bring you down, why not start planning for an adventurous summer spent learning a new skill or exploring your interests. Gain Work Experience. If you’re not interested in participating in a summer program or camp, an internship or job can help you explore careers and learn new skills – - and may also be advantageous to your wallet! Many local organizations ...

Follow One Student’s Study Abroad Experience

If you are considering studying abroad in college or if you want to get a better idea of what a study abroad program is like from a student's perspective, be certain to check out this blog by a student from UMass Amherst. Besides giving a taste of her experiences in Oxford through the UMass study abroad program, this blog also has some helpful links and advice on how to prepare for a semester abroad. ...
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