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Celebrating Christmas Around the World
December 25, 2015

One of the best parts about studying abroad is the chance to see how other countries and cultures celebrate holidays. Christmas may not be celebrated in every country, but those that do have a wide variety of traditions. So, let's hop in Santa's sleigh (aka Pere Noel, Julenissen, Ded Moroz, Dun Che Lao Ren, and countless other names) and take a trip around the world to see how Christmas is celebrated abroad.


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4 Tips for Getting a Good Reference Letter
December 17, 2015
Recommendation letters are a key component of any application, but many students are either unsure whom to ask or worried that they won't get a good review. If you're applying for grad school, a study abroad program, a job, or a scholarship, you're going to need a good reference, and we can help you...

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Issues in Islamic Finance: Financial Crises caused by Lack of Risk Sharing
December 14, 2015
The financial crisis of 2008 seems almost inevitable in hindsight. Economists, politicians, and scholars are still arguing about the exact hows and whys, but there's one sector of the financial world that is confident it knows how to avoid future meltdowns. Islamic Finance makes up just 1% of the wo...

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The Master’s Degree Dilemma: One-Year or Two-Year Program?
December 11, 2015
There are practically infinite master’s degree options available around the world. In fact, whatever your interests or career aspirations, there is a program that will work for you. However, it’s not just a matter of deciding on a discipline, but also about whether a one-year or two-year...

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Will You Make a Difference? The Role of Students in Environmental Research Innovation
December 4, 2015
Earlier this fall, Sweden’s Umeå University announced a scientific breakthrough related to the potential of ionic liquids as solvents. These findings are of interest for several scientific reasons. But equally as interesting is the pivotal role students played in Umeå’s achie...

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Five Reasons Why You Should Choose a Small-City School
November 24, 2015
Big cities might be exciting with lots to offer, but when choosing a study-abroad location making sure you're choosing quantity over quality. Here are five good reasons to consider a small-town school for your study abroad experience.

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Students Do the Strangest Things: Collegiate Traditions Around the World
November 19, 2015
Between acclimating to life in a completely new environment to dealing with rigorous academic requirements, college can be stressful.  Many students find balance by participating in organized activities, such as sports and clubs. Others spend time with friends and family. Still others turn to e...

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Beyond Paris: Top 6 Cities to Study in France
November 13, 2015
No one can deny the many inimitable charms of Paris. It’s not surprising that the City of Lights tops so many lists of France’s best cities for international students. But the allures of this sublime city are no reason to overlook France’s many amazing offerings. Let’s count ...

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Ethics, Finance and Public Good: Solving the Equation Through Islamic Finance
November 3, 2015
Evolved to meet the ethical requirements of Muslims as an alternative to conventional financial practices, Islamic finance is inextricably interwoven with Islamic ethics and the ages-old imperatives of morality, fairness and equality. And while Islamic finance may not currently stand front and cente...

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Four Reasons Why Getting a Humanities Degree Is a Good Idea
October 30, 2015
Let’s face it: humanities degrees get a bad rap. In fact, the mere mention of the word “humanities” -- defined as “the study of how people process and document the human experience” -- brings to mind another four-syllabic word for many people: “unemployment.&rdquo...

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December 11, 2018

Alibaba's founder, Jack Ma, is planning for the future. Top on his list? Education. Let's take a closer look.


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December 6, 2018

The Australian government has asked Robert French, a former chief justice of the high court, to review the state of freedom of speech on its higher ed...


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December 4, 2018

Universities in France will offer more courses in English, in a bid to attract even more international students -- it hopes at least 50 percent more i...