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Why Extracurricular Activities Are Important to Your Education Abroad

Monday October 14, 2019 | by WES Advisor

Extracurricular activities

Extracurricular activities are available to all college students. They typically take place on campus, but they are optional and do not interfere with your required courses. Extracurricular activities can include social clubs, sports teams, student government, volunteering, or even an internship. Below, learn about a few of the most...

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WES Photo Contest: Win Prizes for International Education Week 2019!

Friday October 11, 2019 | by WES Advisor

IEW photo contest

Enter our new photo contest, opening on October 11, 2019, for a chance to win an Amazon gift card worth $75, $50, or $25 USD! International Education Week (IEW) is an annual event that recognizes international students in the United States. This year, IEW takes place November 18-22, 2019....

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Real Immigrants Share Advice for Moving to the U.S.

Thursday October 10, 2019 | by WES Advisor

immigrant advice

We love to hear from real people about their immigration journeys—and we know you do, too. This summer, we interviewed dozens of immigrants and international students to learn about their unique paths to North America. One of the questions we asked was: “What information or advice would have helped...

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How to Ask for Recommendation Letters

Friday October 4, 2019 | by Nana Konadu Owusu

recommendation letters

Recommendation letters play an essential role during the graduate school application process. Most institutions require you to include at least three letters with your application. Test scores, official transcripts, professional work experience, and extracurricular activities will also affect your outcome. But your letters of recommendation can be deal-breakers. They...

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What Is Conditional Admission in the United States?

Monday September 30, 2019 | by WES Advisor

what is conditional admission

Are you an international student interested in applying to a U.S. university or college, but your TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores do not meet the language requirements? Do not let your low test scores stop you from applying! There are “conditional admission” programs available to help international...

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