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Best universities in Wisconsin 2022

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Thu, 12/15/2022 - 09:57

Wisconsin is situated in the US Midwest. It borders Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan, as well as two Great Lakes.

The state is home to a number of thriving industries, from manufacturing to entertainment, as well as a good balance of city and country and a number of respected universities. Given that living costs in Wisconsin are slightly lower than those in other US states, it’s a good choice for students.

A variety of outdoor activities are on offer in this area, including fishing, skiing, hiking and water sports.

A guide to international student bank accounts in the US

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 08/24/2022 - 00:01

One of the biggest things that you will need to manage when you go to university in the US is your finances. Having a safe place to keep your money is one weight off your mind. There are many banks across the US, as well as different types of accounts. 

Whether you are an international or a domestic student in the US, it is worth checking out what bank accounts there are available for students. 

What is community college?

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Thu, 07/21/2022 - 15:06

Among several options for post-secondary education is community college. But what exactly is a community college? What makes it different to a university? 

Here we explain what a community college is and look at the pros and cons of attending one after high school. 

Finding your university: US versus Canada

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 07/12/2022 - 09:30

With some of the top universities in the world, Canada and the US are two of the top destinations for international students. Although they share a border, there are some differences in how university life takes place in each country. Canada has a simpler application process, but the US has more universities to choose from.

We have compiled all the information together to explain the application process, the education system, grading, accommodation, tuition fees and student life in each country.

What is the Ivy League?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 09:27

Many international students consider the US as a destination for its top-ranking universities. Knowing what the Ivy League is and what those universities can offer will help students better understand which institution is right for them.

Here, we explain the origins of the Ivy League, which universities it includes and how international students can apply to them.

Finding your university: UK versus US

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:57

The UK and the US are home to some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Both nations attract thousands of international students a year and for good reason. However, there are some key differences between them, such as application processes, costs and how degrees are structured.

We’ve compiled a comparison of going to university in the UK versus the US so you can choose the country that suits you the best.

The application process

UK

How to find legitimate accommodation at university

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Fri, 06/24/2022 - 20:26

Finding accommodation that is safe, close to campus and affordable is a concern for all students. For international students, an added difficulty is that they often cannot see the accommodation in advance. And, unfortunately, there are those who try to take advantage of this and create accommodation scams. 

Studying in the US: fraternities and sororities explained

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 13:41

What are fraternities and sororities? 

Fraternities and sororities are student clubs, mostly found at US universities. Each organisation is formed around goals or aspirations that the members share. They are often referred to as the Greek system because of the Greek letters used to represent each of the different branches or clubs. There are often multiple fraternities and sororities at each university.

Universities with interesting exam superstitions

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 10:10

Universities across the world have their own exam traditions and superstitions that come with the promise of exam success. 

Whether you believe them or not, it's interesting to see what kind of traditions have been passed down across generations of students on university campuses. 

However, it's important to note that you won't ace your exams simply by following these superstitions - nothing can replace hard work, preparation and a few good study sessions.