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Funding Your Education

Funding Your Education

International students have many options for funding their studies in the U.S., including scholarships, U.S. government or state-sponsored financial aid, grants, and private loans. If you need help financing your education in the U.S., this e-guide provides an overview of the funding sources available to you both in the U.S. and in your home country.

Features Include:

  • A step-by-step checklist for beginning your financial aid search
  • Tips for completing the financial aid application process
  • A list of U.S. colleges and universities that offer financial aid to international students
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The U.S. College Application Process

The U.S. College Application Process

This e-guide is designed to be a resource for international students applying to undergraduate and graduate programs in the U.S. It provides an overview of everything you need to know to successfully complete the application process.

Features Include:

  • Application requirements checklist
  • Sample résumé
  • TOEFL vs. IELTS comparison
  • Funding strategies
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College Essays: Do’s and Don’ts

College Essays: Do's and Don'ts

Writing essays will be a major part of your academic experience in the U.S. This e-guide provides detailed information on how to write a great college essay, which can be difficult for some international students.

Features Include:

  • College essay formats
  • Advice for writing a great essay
  • Sample college essays
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Arriving in the United States

Arriving in the United States

Congratulations on being accepted to study abroad in the U.S. For those of you beginning your studies in the U.S. for the first time, this guide will help you prepare for your arrival.

Features Include:

  • Important checklists
  • Planning for housing, finances, and the visa process
  • How to get to know your campus and neighborhood
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U.S. Colleges and Universities

U.S. Colleges and Universities

With over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S., finding the right one can feel overwhelming. For those of you starting your search, we’ve provided some guidelines that could help you research schools in an organized manner.

Features Include:

  • Choosing your best fit degree program
  • Tips for shortlisting schools
  • Popular schools for international students in STEM programs
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