The Stress-Free Guide to Studying In The States: A Step-by-Step Plan for International Students

In today’s global world, many students attend universities outside the country, culture and education system in which they were born or grew up. For an increasing number, the USA will be their aim, but few will have an understanding of the US education system, the best universities for their field of study, or the application requirements for international students. Where do you start?

With this book. For the first time crucial information is in one place, answering all your questions on US universities – applications, academics, visa requirements, arrival on campus and beyond. This book is an essential first resource for any student, or parent of a student, looking for a comprehensive, easily accessible, stress-free guide to studying in the States.

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“A very thorough introduction for international students considering university study in the US, this book covers everything from vocabulary and abbreviations through campus life and academic culture. Definitely a must-read for parents and students unfamiliar with the application process in the US.” – Amanda Eckler, Assistant Director for Programs, Yale University, Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS)

“For international students trying to decide which US university to choose, and then navigate the complexities of the application system, the comprehensive advice in this guide is a must-read.” – Louise Tickle, Award-winning Education and Social Affairs Journalist. @louisetickle

“The jargon, the cultural differences and the inside track on the application process are all explained in this guide for anyone thinking about studying in the US.” – Sean Coughlan, BBC News education correspondent, Education Journalist of the Year 2011, @seanjcoughlan

“Wise advice demystifies the process, from first thoughts about an application to arrival and settling in, and makes this excellent book an essential ‘must-buy’ guide for applicants, parents and school Higher Education applications staff.” – Peter J. McDonald, Director of University Entrance, Magdalen College School, Oxford, England

“Applying to university or college in the USA is a minefield for those studying outside the country. In this Guide however Toni Hargis has succeeded in ‘demystifying’ what is in essence a very complex process in a thoroughly clear and comprehensive manner.” – Julia Douglas, Head of University US Applications, Sevenoaks School, Kent, England.


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