Study-Abroad in the Midst of Crisis

March 17, 2011

The lure of study-abroad programs draws over 250,000 college students each year. In light of recent (and continuing) crises in the Middle East and Japan, more attention is being paid to the students and their safety. NYU evacuated 50 students and staff from Egypt in January. In March, Temple University offered to fly over 200 students back from its campus in Tokyo, where over 3,000 students, including 300 U.S. study-abroad participants, attend classes. Some colleges contract with security firms to provide updates on local conditions, some watch the State Department travel warning list. Students enrolled in programs in Japan, which uses a different academic calendar, are torn because not going for the program would complicate their earning credits and graduation schedule. Despite the potential dangers, some students revel at being where the action is, and have been reluctant to return to the U.S.    

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Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!

While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.

 

Did You Know?

Looking to apply Early Action (EA) or Early Decision (ED) to college this year? Many high school guidance counselors require students to provide their completed application two weeks prior to the deadline. This allows the guidance counselor enough time to complete the school forms and submit them in a timely manner. For the unprepared student this can be quite a shock. Suddenly that November 15 deadline becomes November 1. The best way to reduce your stress level is to ask your guidance office what they need and when they need it. Less surprise equals a smoother process for you and your guidance counselor.

 

News

Way Back When College Was a Buyer’s Market

March 31, 2011

Oh to be interested in attending Harvard University in the late 1860s. Harvard and other schools like Vassar and Columbia actually advertised for students in newspapers, and any required frehman entrance exams could be taken on the weekend prior to the start of classes. How… Read More>>

Ni Hao! – NYU to open Shanghai campus

March 27, 2011

New York University announced plans to establish a degree-granting campus in Shanghai. NYU's president was expected to sign an agreement on March 28 with Chinese officials to seal the deal. This move signals a continuing trend for American universities. NYU already has a degree-granting campus… Read More>>

 

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