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UNESCO statistics reveal that the US attracts 21% of all students studying abroad. Furthermore, the US saw a 49% increase in foreign students in the decade 2000 to 2010. “The United States is the global hub of higher education,” concludes senior policy analyst Neil Ruiz of the non-profit think tank Brookings Institution. A new book by Toni Summers Hargis helps aspiring international students to navigate their way through the US undergraduate education system. 

THE STRESS-FREE GUIDE TO STUDYING IN THE STATES:
A STEP-BY-STEP PLAN FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

by Toni Summers Hargis

The Stress-Free Guide to Studying In The States (Summertime Publishing) is an essential first resource for any international student (or parents of a student) looking for a comprehensive guide to undergraduate education in the USA. 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.

Author Toni Summers Hargis is a Brit who has lived in the USA since 1990. Educated at Bristol University, England, and Loyola University, Chicago, Toni has first-hand knowledge of student life on both sides of the pond. She is also mother to three YankeeBrits, all of whom are ploughing their way through the American education system. “So far I am surviving my experience as a parent in the US college application process!” she says.

In the book you will find information on:

  • Application criteria and costs
  • Types of colleges and academic qualifications – and which is right for you
  • Applying for funding, whether through grants, loans or scholarships
  • The US College application process
  • Accepting and declining offers
  • The messy business of visas
  • A campus to-do list for international students
  • Life on campus in the US
  • Dealing with culture shock
  • Advice for Parents
  • Comprehensive list of official web links
  • And so much more!

A FREE PDF of the introduction and first chapter of
The Stress-Free Guide To Studying in the States is available from http://tonisummershargis.com.

“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.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Toni Summers Hargis is the author of Rules, Britannia: An Insider’s Guide to Life in the United Kingdom (St. Martin’s Press), the popular book for Americans visiting the UK. She also blogs as Expat Mum (http://expatmum.blogspot.com), is a featured columnist for Expat Focus (www.expatfocus.com) and BBC America’s Mind the Gap (www.bbcamerica.com/mind-the-gap), and has appeared on TV and radio to discuss UK/US matters. In her spare time Toni runs Caring Kid Connections (www.caringkidconnections.com), a charity she founded in 2009 to help school children in Ghana.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Publication date: August 2013

Publisher: Summertime Publishing

Price (paperback) $14.00/£8.99/€11

Price (Kindle) $7.99/£4.99/€6.99

ISBN (paperback) 978-1-909193-42-0

ISBN (Kindle) 978-1-909193-43-7

384 pp

PRESS ENQUIRIES:

For interviews with with the author and to arrange review copies, extracts and articles, please contact Toni Summers Hargis at tonihargis@msn.com. For publisher queries, contact Jo Parfitt at publicity@summertimepublishing.com.

 

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