Author: Marica Pellecchia

Courses at universities
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Courses at universities

How do I choose which course to study? In general, by the time you have reached the last two years of secondary school, you have already had to make a number of decisions on which subjects to drop and where to concentrate your educational efforts. However, you will still have key decisions to make when…

Northwestern University
United States

Northwestern University – How to apply?

Northwestern University – an overview Northwestern University (or NU) is a prestigious private research university located in and around Chicago, Illinois, with a branch campus in Qatar. Established in 1851, when it opened its doors in 1855, there were ten students enrolled – a figure which has now risen to over 23,000 undergraduates and postgraduates.…

Universities in Milan
Europe

Universities in Milan

Why study in Milan? Situated in the North of Italy, in the Po Basin, Milan is the second largest city in the country, with a population of 3.4 million in greater Milan itself. The capital of Lombardy, is a prosperous city and the financial centre of the country – although, in popular legend, it is…

advantages of studying abroad
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What are the advantages of studying abroad?

The advantages of studying abroad – an overview There are many advantages of studying abroad, and the latest statistics bear this out. In 2020, 5.8 million young people decided to take this huge and exciting step and apply to foreign universities. This figure is predicted to rise to 8 million by 2025. The following table illustrates the…

Florida University
United States

The University of Florida

Overview of the University of Florida Established in 1853, the University of Florida is a leading land-grant research university, rated R1 for research output and ranked in sixth place among the USA’s public universities, and 154th globally. Located two miles away from the city of Gainesville, in north central Florida,  the campus is suburban and…

Washington University
United States

The University of Washington-Seattle

Overview Established in 1861, the University of Washington is a highly-ranked public research university, and one of the oldest on the west coast of the US. Everything about the university is big: from its 49,000 student population to the 703-acre main campus, with its 500 buildings and 26 libraries, 370 graduate programmes and 140 departments.…

advanced placement
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What is Advanced Placement?

In the US, high school students are able to gain credits by following a college-level curriculum and sitting examinations while still at school. Advanced Placement, or AP, has no set syllabus, since the classes are created by teachers and have to comply with guidelines and standards set by the College Board, which started organising AP…

the-ib
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The International Baccalaureate (IB)

What is the IB programme? Launched in 1968 in Switzerland, the International Baccalaureate is now taught all over the world, in over 4.000 schools and 145 countries. The standardized global curriculum is committed to cross-cultural, holistic and creative education, which will produce socially-focused young people, who are culturally understanding and connected to society in a…

volunteering
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Volunteering

10 reasons why this will help your application and why you should do it straight away! Volunteering is good for you, good for the community and a valuable asset when you are applying for a place at university. These days, getting excellent grades is often not enough for securing an offer on a course, for…