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7 Tips for a Great “Why This School?” Application Essay

“Dear Student, why do you want to attend our school?” - Application essay guru, Sharon Epstein talks us through how to answer this question. This...

10 Tips To Help You Fit In (and score points) With The Locals

After having spent 4 years of my life studying in the UK, firstly in Bangor University, Wales and then at the University of York,...

What My Scholarship Means to Me

Kia Ora, A little about me.  My name is Sri Themudu and I am pursuing a master's degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of Otago,...

How Are You Going to Keep in Touch with Family and Friends?

Studying abroad is an exciting and once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s a chance to completely immerse yourself into a new culture and country....

Going home to Macedonia

  “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes...

Don’t Spend Your Summer Worrying

Like any university student across the country, I could not wait to submit my last course for the 2nd year of my study. While...

Chicago Lights Up with Holiday Cheer!

What says “HOLIDAY SEASON!” better than Mickey Mouse turning on the Christmas lights throughout Chicago? That is exactly what we witnessed this past weekend at...

Winning Personal Essays in 500 Words or Less

Great personal statement advice from education professional Sharon Epstein. Here she gives us her top tips for acing the application essay despite the tight...

How to Write a Personal Statement

Chris Williams is an Australian master’s student at Oxford University. He gives the following advice on writing a personal statement, also known as a...

21st Century Sociology

As societies become ever more globalised and complex the need for sociologists is becoming more vital, as Anthony Elliott explains. What is sociology? Sociology, it is...

Spring Break

It’s been so long since I last blogged that it’s almost funny. Every time I tell my roommates I’m going to blog they laugh at me...

No Such Thing as the Winter Blues

Dublin in November. The clocks have gone back and the afternoons are a mere blink in a dark day. The weather is indifferent to all considerations...

A New Life in Canada

Hi all! I’ve been blogging for my university for two years and I’m really excited to have a whole new set of readers. I...