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How to Study Abroad: A 10 Step Guide

Studying abroad can be an eye-opening experience and a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of during your time as a college student. You may be curious though about the pros and cons and how to study abroad! We’ve included a rundown of the basics, plus some tips on how to study in a different country. …
Many students end up asking for a letter of recommendation.
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Do’s and Don’ts: Asking for Letters of Recommendation

Whether it’s for a college application, a scholarship, an internship opportunity, or something else, odds are you’ll be required to produce a letter of recommendation at multiple points in your education. These letters serve as a sort of testimony to you as a person, student, and member of society. Written by teachers, coaches, and other …
Here are inspirational quotes about education
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Inspirational Quotes about Education

These are the inspirational quotes about education to save for when you need some extra motivation. You can pin these wise words above your desk, make them your desktop background, or write them over and over again in your notes. Both high school and college are challenging points in our lives, and sometimes they can …
No matter what your high school job is, like a barista, you're learning skills that can help you in college
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How Your High School Job Will Prepare You for College

Whether it’s retail, babysitting, life-guarding, flipping burgers, or anything along those lines, your high school jobs are teaching you valuable lessons. It may not feel especially worth it at the time–what with nagging bosses and annoying customers–but you are getting the benefits of life-lessons and experiences (and a paycheck, too). Your part-time job will prepare …
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What is Studying Abroad: Pros and Cons

Having the option to study abroad is one of the many advantages of attending a college or university. For many, it’s a once in a lifetime experience that you might want to take advantage of if you have the opportunity. However, what is studying abroad? And is it for everyone? There are certainly plenty of …
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Freshman Roommates: Who Brings What for Your Dorm

For your freshman year of college, you will likely have a roommate. Possibly more than one! While you’re still in high school, fantasizing about college life and decorating your dorm room, you may come to a halting question: who brings what? We’re here to help you make the initial contact with your roomie and decide …
Here's our complete college packing list
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Complete College Packing List

It’s never too early to think about what you need to bring to college. If you have an idea of the supplies you will need you can start asking for them as gifts for birthdays, holidays, graduation, or whatever gift giving celebration you’re fortunate enough to celebrate. This list is meant to be general guidance …
A college syllabus is incredibly important
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The Importance of the College Syllabus

The college syllabus. The best kept secret weapon to acing a class. But why is it a secret? Everyone has access to it. The reason is because so many students disregard it. You’ll probably hear the term “syllabus week” or “sylly week.” This is often the first week of classes where many classes do not …