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5 New Year Superstitions

21 Dec

It’s that time of the year again when everyone is rushing back home to their families to celebrate the upcoming New Year. And that means people have to bring out the best in their houses, and themselves – through festivities, decorations, resolutions. In all this fun, superstitions too have a part to play. After all, […]

5 Cool Facts about the UPenn Campus

29 Jun

#1 Gothic Style University of Pennsylvania’s gothic architecture was designed by the Cope & Stewardson firm, who combined the architecture of Oxford and Cambridge with the local establishments to create a gothic style that is unique to UPenn. #2 The Addams Family Connection The demolished Blanchard Hall was rumored to be the inspiration for the […]

5 Fascinating Firsts of the University of Pennsylvania

23 Jun

We all know UPenn is one of the best. Here are five facts about the trailblazing university’s fascinating firsts – from opening schools of business to relay races. Read more below! #1 Founded by Benjamin Franklin, UPenn hosted the first school of medicine, the first student union, and is the first collegiate business school in the United […]

8 Fun Facts About UPenn

16 Jun

#1 Odd Mascot: The mascot as well as the nickname of the Penn football and basketball teams is the Quakers, after the religion adopted by William Penn, who established Pennsylvania as a Quaker province. #2 Quaker Game Rituals: The Quaker games have a unique ritual to them. After the third quarter of a football game, […]

An extra year for international students?

25 Jul

The Guardian Education website today asks a question pertinent to many who are planning to cross international waters to go further their education in the U.K. That question essentially includes this one: should international students be farmed off into a separate year-long course in university, before being allowed to merge with the domestic courses? This […]

Debunking the Standardized Test Myths: The College Board

17 Jul

Perhaps because standardized tests are an integral part of applications to universities abroad, many myths exist around it. It’s important to understand the truth behind these tests though, as that can have a direct and significant impact on your applications. In this article, I have attempted to shatter some of the myths or hearsays that […]

PSAT and How it can Help High School Students: The College Board

17 Jun

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), is a comprehensive, standardized assessment administered at schools on fixed dates each October that helps prepare students for the SAT. The PSAT is an important step in a student’s path to university success. It assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem-solving skills in three areas: […]

Summer School at Sciences Po

19 Mar

Sciences Po French and Social Science Summer School 2014 July 4 to August 1 – Paris, France This summer: Discover Sciences Po, France’s leading university for the social sciences Study French language and culture in an intensive month-long course Explore life at the heart of the French capital Download the 2014 Sciences Po Summer School brochure. […]

College Board’s AP Exam Registration Opens

12 Feb

High School students throughout India can now register for College Board’s Advanced Placement® (AP®) Exams in 22 different subjects. AP Exams are scheduled for May 5-16, 2014, and the deadline for registration is March 26, 2014. The AP Exams are securely administered at authorized USIEF centres and schools in 11 cities across India – Ahmedabad, […]

The British Council’s Playwriting Competition

21 Jan

We found this at The British Council’s website: http://theatreanddance.britishcouncil.org, and it looked like a mighty fine opportunity to share with all budding writers! The prize is £2,000 (about two lakh INR), and a trip to London to see your play being recorded for broadcast on the BBC World Service. Read on for all the details […]