Top Music Schools in the US

People who are gifted with a beautiful voice should consider singing professionally. Most music colleges throughout the nation offer undergraduate and graduate courses in musical arts. Most singers who wish to be taken seriously usually pursue a formal education in music with the top music schools in the country. Read More

5 Common French Language Mistakes to Avoid


Language can be a funny thing especially when it isn’t your native tongue. When you study abroad in France, you’ll make mistakes in French. This is completely natural. The best advice I can give is to not be afraid to speak and correct the mistake when you can. Let’s take a look at some common mistakes Anglophones make when speaking French. Read More

Five Tips for College Writers: The No-Prompt Essay

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It’s that time again. Your professor has passed out the next essay prompt. You give it the once over, and your heart sinks. You must choose your own topic and provide adequate support from the text.

You’re probably asking, Why do professors do this? Why can’t they just give me a prompt?  The truth is, however annoyed and lost you may feel, this is a tremendous opportunity. In fact, this is one of the best essay prompts you can get. And here’s why. Read More

5 Ways to Fund Your Overseas Education

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Studying overseas is a great way to enhance your academic experience while increasing cultural awareness and tolerance. Studying abroad will help you develop a deeper understanding of the world, and will contribute to career marketability, as well as personal growth. Employers seek employees with good communication skills and cross-cultural competence—both of which are fostered through studying abroad. However, whether you are an international student studying in the United States or a US student studying abroad, studying in a country other than your own is expensive. The following are some ways to help you fund your overseas education. Read More

Taxation Matters To Consider For Students


Did you know that students have their own set of tax laws? In college, there are different tax rules that apply. Take a look at some of these unique tax laws for students:

Native Students

If you are a US resident, you will have a base tax of 14 percent on everything you make while in college. Scholarship money is often subject to this tax as well. Most students are still on their parent’s taxes, so it is important to discuss the potential tax with your parents to avoid shock during tax time. Read More

International Programs in Sweden

7-30-2013 1-20-42 PMSweden is becoming one of the fastest growing countries for study abroad. Unlike other more tried-and-true study abroad locations like the UK and Australia, Sweden offers the foreign experience without the stress of having to know the language right when you get there. Most programs offer college-level or even graduate-level courses in English in addition to giving their students the opportunity to study the Swedish language. However, should a student come to their study abroad program with an advanced knowledge of Swedish in place, they are usually able to take courses along with native Swedish speakers. Read More

Life After Undergraduate Study Abroad: Leaving Home for Graduate School

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So your semester abroad left you bitten by the travel bug, yearning for the day when you would return to the cobbled alleys of Prague, the grand boulevards of Paris, or the colorful Gaudi-infested streets of Barcelona. Perhaps you swore to yourself and your acquaintances that, after graduation, you would return to live permanently in Europe. But as the reality set in, upon returning to America, that oath may have seemed less and less practical. If you find yourself conflicted between this idealist notion of being an American expat, and the realities of relocating and establishing a career post-graduation, attending graduate school abroad may be the right path for you.
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