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Our Best Advice for the International Student’s University Search

Applying to US colleges as an international student can be overwhelming. Navigate any challenge with our best advice on admission, financial aid, and more.

Embarking on the adventure of attending university in another country is both a huge and rewarding decision. Once you decide that’s the path you want to take, there’s the logistics of choosing a country, starting the university search, securing funding, sending applications—and that’s just the admission process, which doesn’t even touch on the travel aspect and the transition to campus life. It sounds like a lot, right? That’s where we come in! We understand the extensive number of steps there are to the international university admission process, and we have advice to help you through it all. Compiled in one convenient place, this is the best of the best our experts and international student writers have to offer you for a smooth university journey from beginning to end.

Deciding where in the world you want to study

Finding a good fit for you

Applying as an international student

Increasing your chances of admission

Paying for your international education

Acclimating to your new campus and surviving culture shock

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