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June 29, 2007
US studies: 'It took nearly two years to adjust.'
Gitanjali Bakshi, who studied in the US for four years, describes life in America. She touches on the differences in academic styles, living expenses and much more.

UK student visas: 'There are no guarantees.'
Nick Jagger, Entry Clearance Officer with the British Deputy High Commission in Mumbai, dicusses studying in the UK. He looks at employment options and the different resources available to prospective students.

June 28, 2007
What Indian students should expect in the US
Former US student, Gitanjali Bakshi, who studied in the US for four years, discusses life in America and provides tips for prospective students.

UK studies: 'Apply to accredited institutions only'
Nick Jagger, Entry Clearance Officer at the British Deputy High Commission in Mumbai, discusses the student visa process and how students can best apply.

June 27, 2007
'Academic environment is fantastic in the UK'
Rahul Bhattacharya, who is doing his PhD in the UK, shares what he has learnt about living as student in a foreign country.

Study US: 'Working off-campus is illegal'
Dr Arun Vakil, US visa specialist, discusses various concerns with the F1 student visa. Did you know that you subject to deportation if you're caught working off campus?

June 26, 2007
US Studies: Is your paperwork in order?
If you're leaving for US studies, you probably have tons of questions. Dr Vakil sorts out the details in an expert chat on US studies preparations.

June 25, 2007
Here's how to secure your student visa online
VFS, or Visa Facilitation Services, handles visa queries for government's around the globe. This article examines how to use their services.

June 22, 2007
Make way for the Global Indian!
Karan Gupta touches on a controversial topic -- sending students abroad. He discusses and debunks the 'brain drain', as well as mentioning why exactly foreign schools love our students.

MBA programmes: Which should you choose?
Rahul Abrol and Aman Bansal of Top Career Consultants and You answer questions about foreign and domestic MBA programmes.

June 21, 2007
Want an MBA? You'll need to ace your GMAT
Top Careers and You representatives answer questions about the GMAT exam. They tell you how to study for it and when you should enrol.

June 20, 2007
Going Abroad? Adjusting to life in the US
Dr Arun Vakil describes the adjustment phase for international students in the US. He covers culture shock, homesickness and the new academic system.

UK studies: Be careful with student agents
Kevin Wood answers questions and provides details about UK student visa process. He examines the proper procedure for highlighting your assets and improving your chances at studying in the UK.

June 19, 2007
Need UK student visa? Submit original documents
Kevin Woods, head, visa department, British Deputy High Commission, Chennai says original documents should be submitted where possible so that their authenticity can be checked.

June 18, 2007
UK student visa: Apply early to avoid rush
Kevin Woods, a UK visa expert, answering questions about procedure and protocal for students hoping to study in the UK.

June 14, 2007
'Getting jobs in the UK is not easy.'
Karan Gupta answers questions about immigration, visas and adjusting to life abroad.

Study US: 'Homesickness hits you in the face'
What will your first night in the US be like? What are the things you must know before you leave? Indian students who have gone abroad provide the answer.

Five tips for international MBA applicants
If you thought a great GMAT score would get you admission to the school of your choice, think again.

June 13, 2007
Study US: 'Will I face racism?'
Overseas education expert Karan Gupta has a clear answer -- NO.

GMAT: Your ticket to an MBA abroad
Rahul Abrol, from Top Careers and You consulting, examines the GMAT's format and structure.

June 12, 2007
Study US: 'I spent too much on clothes'
Six students who studied in the US share their experience with Indian students who are US bound.

June 11, 2007
US studies: Ready to go?
Arun Vakil answers student questions regarding US studies. Part one of the transcript.

June 08, 2007
Study Abroad: Exercise your brain!
Matthew Schneeberger details the importance of developing your reading, writing and speaking skills -- even when school's out for the summer!

June 07, 2007
Study Abroad: Skills you need to succeed
Matthew Schneeberger looks at the academic skills necessary to excel in foreign universities.

June 06, 2007
Study Abroad: Starting off on the right foot!
Karan Gupta, education counsellor, discusses key preparation tactics for international students before their departure to a foreign university.

June 05, 2007
Study US: Ready for immigration?
Dr Arun Vakil, US visa specialist, discusses the proper way to conduct yourself with US immigration services, cope with jet lag, and more.

June 04, 2007
Leaving for the US? Tips for Travel
Arun Vakil, US visa expert, discusses the steps you must take in preparation for your departure to the US after securing your student visa.

May 31, 2007
SAT: Registration details
A look at SAT registration methods, fees and available test dates for 2007-2008.

May 30, 2007
Why SAT is important
If you want to pursue undergraduate studies in the US, you need to take the SAT. Here's what the test is all about.

May 29, 2007
Extracurricular activities spruce up your university application
This article categorises extracurricular activities and shows how they are the key to a successful university application.

May 28, 2007
Aced SATs and top marks are not enough!
Matthew Schneeberger discusses how extracurricular activities, or work outside the classroom, is the real key to your overseas education.

May 22, 2007
Study Abroad: Working on a US student visa
If you are a student in the US with a J-1 or an M-1 visa, what employment options are open to you? Read on to find out.

May 21, 2007
Study US: Can I work on an F-1 visa?
If you are in the US on an F-1 student visa, will you be able to work and earn money even as you study?

May 18, 2007
Course selection in US universities
Matthew Schneeberger looks at how to opt for the right academic courses when studying in America.

May 17, 2007
How to choose a good MBA programme
Karan Gupta provides four individual stories regarding MBA programmes overseas.

Want to do your MBA from abroad?
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, discusses international MBAs with Get Ahead readers.

May 16, 2007
Leeds University welcomes Indian students
Leeds University is seeking to improve its reputation as an institute of higher education, and is welcoming Indian students to the UK.

MBA Programmes in the US and UK
Karan Gutpa, overseas education consultant, answers MBA-related questions from students wanting to study in the US and UK.

May 15, 2007
Why an MBA is important
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, tells you what you need to know about doing an MBA at an international university.

May 14, 2007
Can I work while studying in the US?
Dr Arun Vakil, US visa expert, discusses the employment options for students in America.

May 08, 2007
International scholarships: What you must know
While applying for an online award/ scholarship, remember to highlight your 'uniqueness'. Also, beware of scamsters.

May 07, 2007
Financing your international degree
The first of a two part series, this article examines alternate sources of financial assistance for Indian students who plan to study abroad.

May 04, 2007
How to choose the right US university
The next step, after you receive your admission letters, is deciding which university you want to go do. First, however, there are three questions you must answer.

May 02, 2007
Enrolling in a US university?
You've applied for admission to the US universities of your choice, and now the letters bearing the good (or bad!) news are trickling in. Here's how you can simplify and speed up the admission procedure.

Get your US visa now!
Overseas education counsellor Karan Gupta dispels myths about US student visas in our April 25 chat.

April 30, 2007
US visa myths exposed!
Education counsellor, Karan Gupta, says that US student visas are easy to get -- read the chat transript!

April 27, 2007
Want a US study visa? Read this!
US visa expert, Arun Vakil, answers questions and provides tips regarding the US student visa process.

April 26, 2007
US study visas: an expert's opinion
Dr Arun Vakil, overseas visa expert, clarifies doubts concerning the US study visa process.

April 25, 2007
Confused about TOEFL? Read This!
Part II of our TOEFL chat with Top Careers and You.

April 24, 2007
Need help on TOEFL? Read this!
Top Careers and You, exam experts, answer questions about the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

April 23, 2007
Analysing the US student visa process
Education Consultant Karan Gupta describes the US student visa process. He dispels common myths and gives advice on how to prepare.

April 19, 2007
TOEFL-- Test structure and scoring
The second part of a two part series on the TOEFL exam. This piece looks at the test structure and gives tips on how to ace each section.

April 18, 2007
TOEFL -- Introduction and registration
The first part of a two-part series on the TOEFL exam -- an introduction to the TOEFL and registration tips.

April 17, 2007
Looking to study in New Zealand?
More Indian students are looking at New Zealand as a higher education destination due to the variety of degree options it offers, clubbed with increasingly lenient immigration laws.

April 16, 2007
Where to start? US student visa preparations
US student visa preparation can be a daunting task to those unfamiliar with the process. Here's how to do it right.

April 13, 2007
GRE: Will the old format remain the same?
From old to new, to old again. But is the format back to exactly the old pattern?

April 09, 2007
Aid for study abroad: Educational loans
Some things you need, to garner an educational loan for studies abroad.

April 04, 2007
Study in US: How to choose your housing arrangement
The choice between living alone, living with a friend, and living with a stranger is one of the first you must make in regards to your university studies.

April 03, 2007
Study in US: Should you live on campus?
We examine an important aspect of the housing situation for those studying in the United States.

New GRE scrapped, old format retained
GRE officials said that potential access problems to the new Internet-based test outweighed the benefits of an immediate change in format.

March 29, 2007
Want to study in the US? Read this
US deputy assistant secretary of state for academic programmes Thomas Farrell gives advice on application processes, visas and financial aid.

March 28, 2007
US student visa in 10 days soon
The visa process, which takes now takes a month, is soon expected to take only 10 days. The eventual aim is to pare down the process to two days.

Is the new GRE easier?
In the new 'Verbal reasoning' section, the focus has shifted from vocabulary to reasoning -- will that make the GRE easier?

March 27, 2007
How different is the new GRE?
A new linear GRE replaces old adaptive GRE. Find out what this means for you.

March 26, 2007
Study in US? Fill your housing preference form
It makes sense to understand the options available before filling out your housing preference form.

March 23, 2007
Housing advice for US-bound students
Many new students fail to realise the tremendous impact accommodation has on their academic and social success at the university.

March 16, 2007
How is the revised GRE being scored?
The design has been altered to make the GRE more test-taker friendly.

March 15, 2007
The New GRE: What happens to Quant?
The new Quantitative section of the GRE demands better reasoning methods from aspirants.

March 14, 2007
New GRE Verbal Reasoning: Change is for the better
The new GRE places more emphasis on gradually learned and acquired skills.

March 07, 2007
New GRE format: Time to stop 'mugging'
The GRE format has changed. Here is a lowdown on the new pattern.

March 05, 2007
Study abroad: Only join an 'accredited' school
If you have to fork out some more cash to attend an institution that has valid accreditation, it will be worth your while.

February 27, 2007
Is it cheaper to study in Australia?
More and more students are flocking to Australia due to cheaper costs and easier the admission process.

February 26, 2007
Planning to study in Australia?
Which are the best universities in Australia? Which courses should you consider doing Down Under? Education Abroad counsellor Karan Gupta has the answers.

Study Abroad: ACT test, now in Mumbai
The ACT, America's most widely used undergraduate admissions test, will now be offered in Mumbai. Easier and cheaper than the SAT, students may prefer abandoning the SAT for this test.

February 21, 2007
Writing a Statement of Purpose? Say NO to copying!
Statements of purpose are not essays. All you need to put down is your goals and reasons for wanting to join the university.

February 15, 2007
Study in Australia: Pros and cons
Is Australia really the hot new destination for overseas education that it's being made out to be?

February 13, 2007
Study abroad: May the best school win
Think carefully of all the factors that are important to you and check whether your university offers the things you are looking for.

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