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The International Family Guide to US University Admissions

ISBN: 978-1-119-37098-7
294 pages
June 2017
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Expert guidance for international families and students applying for admission to US universities

Written by an experienced international educator and counselor, The International Family Guide to US University Admissions is an indispensable resource for the vast and increasing number of students applying for places at US Universities each year. Beginning with an introduction that explains to both students and parents how the book works and why, it offers milestones that must be completed during said application time period, a tried-and-true handbook that corresponds with each chapter, pop-outs that provide expert insight and resources that you should utilize throughout the process.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of international students and their families must go through the painstaking, complicated, confusing and culturally baffling process that is US university admissions. Until now, there has been no single resource for readers to turn to for holistic, accurate and up-to-date advice on the subject. Following the timeline of the US university admissions cycle, the book guides the parents and the student through the entire process in order to ensure that they are pacing themselves appropriately – from preparation to submission and through to applying for student visas. It serves as an advisor throughout the process, providing insightful advice by parents and students that are relevant to specific milestones. With the help of this book, you'll discover how to make sense of the US admissions system – from start to finish.

  • Understand the application and evaluation process in depth in order to be an informed and successful applicant
  • Make your schooling selection from over 3,000 US universities by understanding what would make a good fit for the student
  • Learn what is expected of you in writing essays, why it is important, and how to create beautiful, genuine writing pieces reflective of your outlook in life
  • Enjoy case studies and words of advice from the author's former students and their families
  • Understand the difference between the SAT and ACT exams

Whether you're an international student living outside of the US or an ex-pat living abroad, you'll find answers to all of your questions – all in one place.

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Table of Contents



About the Author


Chapter 1: And You Are…?

Chapter 2: You’ve Got to Understand How it Works to Win

Chapter 3: Being Your Nerdiest Self…and Taking Time to Do it

Chapter 4: Your Goldilocks Moment

Chapter 5: Less Snap-Chatting and More Real-Chatting

Chapter 6: School’s (Not) Out For Summer!

Chapter 7: You Can’t Fake It

Chapter 8: The Pressure Is On!

Chapter 9: The Busiest Month of Your Life

Chapter 10: The Final Month of Writing College Applications… Ever?

Chapter 11: A Rite of Passage in the Making

Chapter 12: Anticipating, Deciding, and Arriving

Conclusion: The Beginning of the Rest of Your Life


The Writing Handbook


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