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December 21, 2007
GRE: Strategies for Verbal Analogies
Verbal analogies are a fundamental constituent of the GRE - Computer Adaptive Test. Tips to crack these questions.

GRE: Solutions to Verbal Analogies
Verbal analogies are a fundamental constituent of the GRE -- Computer Adaptive Test. Tips to crack these questions.

December 20, 2007
Study US: Visa procedures decoded
Angela Kerwin, a Foreign Service Officer currently serving as the non-immigrant visa chief at the US Consulate General in Mumbai, sheds light in student visas.

December 13, 2007
GRE: Will you ace Data Interpretation?
Solutions and analysis of yesterday's 10- steps to perfection questions.

December 12, 2007
Questions to ask your H-1B visa sponsor
A look at H-1B visas to America. What are the qualifications you need? How can you find a sponsor? Read on

GRE: 10 steps to crack Data Interpretation
Techniques to counter the DI challenge

December 11, 2007
H-1B visa: 'Your employer must do all the paperwork'
Dr Vakil, visa and immigration expert, discusses the H-1B visa with our readers. What's the current status? What will happen in the future?

December 10, 2007
US government launches 'Studying in the US: An Indian Perspective'
The US government launched the US Electronic Education Fair for Indian on Friday, December 8. As part of the launch, the government released a private screening of the new education video, "Studying in the US: An Indian Perspective".

December 07, 2007
GRE: Revised sentence completion
Answers and explanations to yesterday's GRE questions.

December 06, 2007
GRE: Changes introduced in November
15 practice questions on the NEW sentence correction section exclusively for the rediff.com readers.

December 05, 2007
Sample interview questions for H-1B visa
An in-depth look at the H-1B skilled worker visa to America. What quetions will you be asked? What if your job requires travel? What does the future hold for H-1Bs? Read on

December 04, 2007
H-1B visas: Are you qualified?
We look at the requirments and qualifications necessary for H-1B applicants: What work and educational experience do you need? What are the mandatory documents?

December 03, 2007
How and when to apply for H-1B visa to the US
Dr Vakil examines the current state of affairs regarding H-1B visa limits in America. How can you best maximise your chance of securing a visa? Read on

November 23, 2007
GRE Quant comparison: Solutions and strategies
Tips and tricks on how to crack quant comparison.

November 22, 2007
GRE Quant comparison: Strategies & practice
Quant comparison is the most interesting and possibly the highest scoring section in the GRE quant section. Here are some parctice questions.

Education UK Exhibition 2007 seeks Indian talent for UK universities
Education UK Exhibition 2007 began this week in Mubai, on Monday and Tuesday. The event will last for the next few weeks, and will visit six more cities across the country.

Study Abroad: 'New Zealand is an emerging market'
With plenty of scholarship money, numerous courses and opportunities for careers after graduation, New Zealand has become an increasingly popular destination for Indian students. Raj Ganguly answers questions on this topic.

November 21, 2007
Taking the TOEFL? Preparation and scoring
In the second part of the TOEFL series, we look at how you can prepare yourself for the test and other relevant details you should know.

November 20, 2007
TOEFL: Introduction, format and registration details
Manisha Zaveri reviews TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). She covers introductory material, test format and registration details.

November 07, 2007
New Zealand: Your study abroad destination?
Raj Ganguly, education consultant, examines the pros and cons of studying in New Zealand: Will I find a job after graduation? How much money will it cost? Read on

November 01, 2007
Know the GRE: Cracking reading comprehension
We take a look at two 'short' RC passages with a different set of question types.

October 31, 2007
Know the GRE: Reading Comprehension
GRE test takers often complain that Reading Comprehension-based questions need a lot of time. They are possibly right, but only to an extent. In GRE we normally see two types of RC passages, here's a look at the first.

October 24, 2007
GRE: An answer key for 10 mock questions
Yesterday, we provided 10 questions that best represent the Quantitative section of the GRE. Today, we analyse and answer those questions.

October 23, 2007
Know the GRE: How to solve Quant problems
A look at the Quantitative component of the GRE, specifically, the Mathematics questions. How should you approach them? How can you recognise certain patterns or questions types? Read on

October 11, 2007
Work experience and the GMAT
An important aspect of the GMAT overall evaluation process is that it enables B-schools to have classrooms with great diversity.

October 10, 2007
Study Abroad: 10 popular programmes in Australia
A look at ten popular programmes in Australia for Indian students. Do you know the various options available? Fashion design? Nursing? MBAs? Read on

October 04, 2007
'I scored 770 on the GMAT, with 3 months' preparation'
ISB student Mitali Gupta shares the strategy she used to crack the GMAT.

October 03, 2007
The what, when and how of the GMAT
Nirman Shetty Rajmohan, who scored 770 in the GMAT, shares some useful tips and advice on how to crakc the GMAT.

September 28, 2007
GMAT: Verbal section and assessment process
In the third part of this series discussing the various sections of the GMAT, we take a look at the verbal section and the assessment process.

September 27, 2007
GMAT: Conquer Quantitative Assessment
In the second part of this three-part series covering the sections of the GMAT, we discuss the quantitative section and present some examples of the kind of questions you should expect.

September 25, 2007
Crack the GMAT: Analytical Writing
In the first part of this three-part series covering the sections of the GMAT, we will discuss analytical writing assessment and also present some examples of the kind of questions you should expect.

10 reasons why you should consider studying in Australia
Why Australia has around 3,84,000 international students from over 140 countries in disciplines at every level of education, including short-term English language courses, Bachelor and Masters Degrees right through to Doctoral Degrees.

September 21, 2007
Taking the GMAT? What to expect
So you've decided you want to apply to a B-school abroad, the next step is to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test or the GMAT, as it's called. But what does the test measure and what format does it follow? Read this.

September 20, 2007
What is the GMAT and how do I apply?
Want to study management abroad? Here's what you need to know about the Graduate Management Admissions Test.

September 18, 2007
Study US in 2008? Here's a checklist
A look at what students should do in the final six months before their US course of study begins. How do I secure a visa interview? What should I bring? Read on

September 17, 2007
Admission for Fall 2008? Your time starts NOW!
A timetable and calendar for students hoping to study abroad in fall of 2008. When should I start? What steps should I take?

September 12, 2007
Study abroad: Finding the perfect programme
A look at the various decisions you must make in the beginning of the study abroad process. What programme is right for me? How can I save money? Read on

September 11, 2007
Study Abroad: How to choose the right school
Raj Ganguly, overseas education expert, analyses the various questions that students and their parents must answer. How do I find the right school? How can I afford a foreign education? Read on

September 06, 2007
Study abroad: 'Scholarships depend on a lot of parameters'
Raj Ganguly, education consultant, discusses how to finance a foreign education.

September 03, 2007
IIM Calcutta's STEP to send Indians abroad, bring in foreign talent
Second-year students at IIM Calcutta to travel the world's universities this Septemeber. Foreign students coming to IIM-C to learn at one of India's prestigious schools.

August 31, 2007
US studies: Save money when buying textbooks
Did you know that textbook costs can run close to Rs 20,000 per term at US universities? Use alternative options to avoid these exorbitant costs.

August 30, 2007
The lighter side of NRIs? Tell us!
'Phoren'-return can sometimes lead to funny situations, like we see in some television commercials featuring guys with fake accents looking for Bharatiya Naaris to marry.

How to fund your overseas education
A look at education consultants, educational loans and other ways to manage the steep costs of internatinal studies.

August 29, 2007
Why you should consider an education overseas
A look at the postives and negatives associated with international studies. Why skills will you learn? How can it advance your career?

August 28, 2007
'Study finance for a career in investment banking'
Karan Gupta discusses MBA programmes, various degrees and competitive examinations.

August 27, 2007
Study abroad: 'MBA is best bet for management'
Karan Gupta answers questions pertaining to foreign education: lifestyle, academics, tuition and more.

August 23, 2007
US studies: 'Treat it as a life-time experience'
A former US student describes life in America. He talks about cost of living and communicating with professors.

August 22, 2007
US studies: 'You're a better person by the end!'
Aadhan Aazhi, former US student, describes life at his US university. He gives advice about spending money, adjusting and settling in to campus life.

August 21, 2007
H1B visas: 'Applications begin April 1, 2008'
Arun Vakil answers reader questions about F1, H1B and travel visas. How should you present your assets? What questions should you expect from visa officers?

Study Abroad: Beware of the Freshman 15!
Karan Gupta discusses various facets of US university life -- academics, socialising and the dreaded Freshman 15.

August 20, 2007
F1 visa: 'Only part-time, on-campus work is legal'
Arun Vakil, US visa expert, discusses the F1 visa and other aspects of the immigration process. He discusses behaviour for your US port of entry.

August 17, 2007
US studies: 'Get involved on campus'
P Banerjee, former US student, describes life abroad. She discusses academics, roommates and staying healthy at your US university.

GRE: 'For top schools, target at least 1400'
Two competitive examination experts give advice on the Graduate Record Examination, necessary for postgraduate studies in the US and Canada. What's an ideal score? When should you start preparing? Read on

August 16, 2007
Leaving for the UK? Don't miss these tips
Vinod Salian, who has lived and worked in the UK since 2001, provides tips for students and workers leaving for the UK. Where can I buy furniture? What's shopping in the markets like? Read

Taking the GRE? Train for at least three months
Atul Prashar and Pragya Nagar, competitive examination experts, give strategy and preparation details for the Graduate Record Examination. Those of you hoping to go to the US for higher studies, read on.

August 14, 2007
US studies: Cite sources to avoid plagiarism
A look at writing research essays in US universities. How can I properly cite my sources? What is plagiarism and how can I avoid it? Read on

Study abroad: 'US best for job opportunities'
Karan Gupta gives criteria for earning an internship in a foreign country. As a rule of thumb, he says, you should study in the country in which you wish to work.

August 13, 2007
US studies: How to write a research paper
A look at writing research papers in US universities. How should you structure your essay? What is a thesis statement? Read on

Internships: 'Networking requires hard work'
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, answers questions about internships abroad. He stresses the importance of networking, research and good marks.

August 10, 2007
'Company sponsorship is required for H1B visa'
Dr Arun Vakil discusses US tourist visas, study visa and various work visas. He also details the procedure for using Visa Facilitation Services.

August 09, 2007
US study visas: 'You need financial ties in India'
Dr Arun Vakil, US visa specialist, discusses VFS web site and how to secure your dream US visa.

UK studies: 'The world will be your oyster'
A Former UK student details the positives and negatives of a UK education. He feels Indian students should go for foreign studies in order to broaden their horizons and sharpen their minds.

August 08, 2007
Leaving for US? Adjusting to American culture
Dr Arun Vakil describes life in America as an Indian student. He gives pointers for social interaction and provides online resources for US-bound students.

US studies: What to bring and what to leave behind
Current and former US students talk about what to bring to your foreign university and what to leave at home. Also contains the official recommendations of the US government.

August 07, 2007
US studies: Tips on travel and baggage
A look at airline baggage allowances and regulations for US-bound students.

UK visas: 'Apply from your country of origin'
How should you navigate the UK student visa process? What information must you include on your applicatoin? Which details should you emphasise? Paul Dryden, UK official, answers your questions.

August 06, 2007
UK visas: 'Glasgow attack won't affect Indian students'
Paul Dryden, Third Secretary (Consular and Visa) at the British Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, answered questions about UK universities and student visas during a July 23 expert chat.

August 03, 2007
US studies: Should you bring a mobile phone?
Matthew Schneeberger looks at why international students should purchase consumer electronics in America and not India.

August 01, 2007
Pre-departure programme for US students
The US Educational Foundation in India (USEFI), New Delhi organised a pre-departure orientation program for 155 Indian students leaving for higher studies in the US The program was held at the American Centre, New Delhi on July 6, 2007.

'Internships are crucial for career success'
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, examines the importance of securing internships before graduation.

July 31, 2007
US studies: 'Learn how to cite your sources'
Former US students describe the academic system in America. They discuss relationships with professors and work outside the classroom.

GRE 2007: Four methods for easy registration
Atul Prashar, competitive examination expert, reviews the four methods for GRE 2007 registration.

July 30, 2007
New GRE: Changes introduced from November
Changes announced to the Graduate Record Exam will be introduced in phases, beginning in November 2007.

US studies: Former students speak on housing
Former US students answer questions and provide advice regarding housing and roommates at US universities.

July 27, 2007
Ten Tips: How to survive in England
Chindu Sreedharan, UK PhD student and university lecturer, provides ten helpful hints for surviving the English.

Study UK: The other side of the story
A Get Ahead reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, send us his opinion regarding studies in the UK.

July 26, 2007
UK studies: Get your teeth checked before leaving
The 24 July 2007 'Education UK pre-departure briefing' was held at the Hilton Towers, Mumbai. Over 200 parents and students showed up to learn about life on-campus at UK universities.

Study UK: 'It opens your heart and mind'
Mayank Singh, who studied in the UK, shares some experiences and gives some helpful advice to students preparing for departure.

VFS: Scheduling an emergency visa interview
Dr Arun Vakil, US visa expert, explains how to schedule an emergency US visa interview.

July 25, 2007
VFS: Do you qualify for an emergency US visa?
Dr Arun Vakil looks at two aspects of Visa Facilitation Service -- the criteria for emergency US visas and how to collect your passport over the counter.

July 24, 2007
US studies: 'Don't be too proud to ask for help'
A look at international student orientation programmes at US universities. Hear from former students, as they describe how they were useful and why students should participate.

VFS: Make your dream US visa a reality
Dr Arun Vakil, US visa specialist, provides an introduction to Visa Faciliation Service. He explains how to use the web site, book an appointment and modify your application.

July 23, 2007
Leaving for US studies? Better start networking
Social networking is necessary for students leaving for the US. Contact administrators, professors, alumni and fellow students.

July 20, 2007
Study US: 'I will be leaving in one month'
Aparna Patel, who was brought up in Bombay and Dubai, is off to Grinnell college in the United States. Here are her pre-departure thoughts.

H-1B visas: 'If rejected, you cannot appeal'
Dr Arun Vakil, US visa expert, discusses the current shortage of H-1B visas. He tells Get Ahead readers about the various status -- pending, rejected and approved.

July 19, 2007
'The quota of H1-B visas may increase next year'
Dr Arun Vakil addresses queries from GA readers regarding the H-1B visa -- your ticket to employment in the US.

'Studying in the US for 7 years shaped who I am today'
Aazhi Aadhan, who spent seven years in a US university, describes life as an international student. He says, 'I wouldn't trade my experience for anything!'

July 18, 2007
Study abroad advice on US universities
Sree Sreenivasan, one of the 20 most powerful south asians in America, answers questions about studying in the US. As dean of students at Columbia's journalism school, he interacts intimately with university students.

July 17, 2007
'IELTS is not compulsory for UK studies'
Paul Michael and Yatin Madlani, visa officers at the British High Commission in New Delhi, answered questions about UK universities and student visas during a July 11 expert chat.

UK studies: Life with Rimpy Aunty the Super Cop
Ajay Pal Agarwal, who studied at Canterbury University in the UK in 2002, shares his story. He talks about living with roommates, learning to cook and juggling school and work.

July 16, 2007
'Studying abroad is a personal decision'
Paul Michael and Yatin Madlani, visa officers at the British High Commission in New Delhi, answered questions about UK universities and student visas during a July 12 expert chat.

UK studies: 'We slept in a public park on uncomfortable benches.'
Ajay Pal Agarwal describes leaving his life back home for studies in the UK. He sleeps on benches, meets many friends and learns a lot about himself in the process.

July 13, 2007
MBA: Which degree specialisation is best for you?
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, discusses MBAs and how you should choose your degree specialisation.

July 12, 2007
UK studies: 'Impressive facilities and curriculum'
Aruni Mukherjee spent seven years studying and working in the UK. Today, he makes a passionate argument in favour of the UK education system, and hopes that India can implement changes.

Foreign MBA: 'Good job prospects and international exposure'
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, discusses MBA programmes around the globe. Which one is right for you?

July 11, 2007
To be H1B or not to be
Arun Vakil discusses H1B visas and some myths surrounding them.

Tips for students travelling to the UK
Nabiha shares her experiences studying in the UK. She also provides a list of tips and hints that will prove useful for students travelling to the UK.

July 10, 2007
Have you ever experienced racism?
A messageboard where users describe racism abroad and how it has affected them.

US studies: 'Network before you leave'
Former US student Aparajita Saha-Bubna answers questions about her study abroad experience. In particular, she describes preparing, leaving and adjusting.

'Education abroad is about exposure, not mugging'
Chindu Sreedharan, PhD student in the UK, shares his experiences living abroad. He emphasises the beneficial aspects of studying abroad -- new perspectives, new people and new cultures.

July 09, 2007
How to choose your MBA programme
Karan Gupta details the various MBA options available to students. To find the best programme, he says, 'start with self-analysis.'

Experiences as a PhD student in the UK
Chindu Sreedharan, a PhD student in the UK, shares his experiences with rediff.com readers.

July 06, 2007
US studies: 'One of the best decisions of my life'
Kanchana Suggu, former US student, describes her life in the United States. She touches on employment opportuntities, adjusting to a new country and working on-campus.

July 05, 2007
Have you studied in America?
For former and current students in US universities, a chance to tell us what you really think about life abroad!

'US education style is more interactive'
Kanchana Suggu, former US student, describes life in America. She talks about the academic differences, living expenses and finding employment.

July 04, 2007
Study US: Ask your questions here
Are you leaving to study in the US? Ask your questions here and get answers that should help resolve your worries.

July 03, 2007
'It is better to study dentistry in India'
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, discusses MBAs, dentistry and other aspects of the study abroad process.

July 02, 2007
Studying in Canada: 'I will cherish the experience for life'
A student experience from the University of Toronto. Parshati Patel describes living on campus in a foreign university.

'Work two years before an MBA abroad'
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, discusses various aspects of the study abroad process, especially post-studies employment options.

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