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  1. study Abroad consultants. Guidance with transparency and services offering maximum value addition to students are the highlights of our study abroad consulting services.we will decided to pursue your studies internationally, Arkaiz study abroad can provide you an end-to-end consulting starting from destination guidance and shortlisting the universities in different parts of the world to booking your flights and arranging accommodation abroad at the exclusive discounted rates.
  2. Hello there! I hope you are doing well during unusual pandemics around the world. I have been working on the application process for LKYSPP, which is my first-choice school. I have taken TOEFL again and again in order to get a higher score. Looking at the application checklist, the Admissions Committee does not set minimum scores for admissibility, but they indicate successful applicants usually achieve or exceed the following scores: 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test. If my score is below 100 and is roughly 80-90, does means that I can't be a competitive candidate for this program? Or do you think other application materials will cover a lack of language proficiency in the screening process? I hope to hear from you! Thank you,
  3. Hi, everyone. So, pretty much what the title says – I'm a current grad student in Taiwan on a Fulbright grant, and I have been absolutely miserable here basically since I arrived last August. The thought of leaving has always been on my mind, but with Taiwan's recent (and first) Covid lockdown starting, my depression has gotten way worse, and I don't know how seriously I should consider going back home, if at all. I have existing mental health concerns and can definitely tell when I'm going down a dark path. I've started therapy, but I don't think it'll be enough to truly help me get back on track since I've felt like this for so long. A bit of background. I completed undergrad last summer and came pretty much straight here. My bachelor's degrees are in journalism and international studies, and I'm getting an MA in international communications now. I really thought this experience would be my "academic awakening" where I discover my true passion and throw myself entirely into academia, which is really something I've always wanted. Instead, my program is full of busywork and seemingly pointless term paper assignments. Also, I'm not sure if this is normal for an MA program, but most of our time is spent making PPT presentations on assigned readings to teach the rest of the class. The professors hardly do any actual lecturing, and it's the same thing every week for almost every one of my courses. All in all, I'm just miserable here academically, socially, and personally. Sadly, though, I don't have much of an opportunity waiting for me back home because I have nowhere to live and no job lined up. I have a support network, but I'd definitely have to take out loans and take on a much more unstable lifestyle until I get things in order. I have good connections too, so I'd like to think getting some sort of job wouldn't be too difficult if I do commit. I'm 23 and realize that holding out one more year to finish this degree is the logical thing to do, but I'm finding it harder to justify every week. Has anyone been in a similar situation? I've looked around and haven't found many posts about dropping a study grant, so I'd love any advice because I really am spiraling and sitting down to weigh the pros and cons just isn't helping anymore. Thank you!
  4. Who is thinking of applying for CLS this year and what languages are you all interested in? Wondering if they will send anyone abroad this summer at all.
  5. I am a May 2020 college graduate and am finalizing my application for the 2021-22 Fulbright ETA in Greece. This is one of the more competitive grants with 13 fellows chosen. I am a dual citizen of the U.S. and Spain (not sure if that makes a difference). My qualifications are: Studied abroad in Madrid TEFL-certified and experienced teaching English Certified Medical Interpreter Taught myself to speak Greek through Google Translate even though fluency in Greek is not required. Was a club head for a literary translation magazine Right now I'm doing the final edits on my statement of grant and personal statement. If anyone has advice on how to make my application stand out, I'd really appreciate it.
  6. Has anyone participated in a study abroad program as an SLP graduate student that was related to your field? If so, did you go with your university or on your own? Did you feel you were able to contribute despite the language difference? I am especially interested in the Visions Global Empowerment organization that has an service trip to Ethiopia that focuses on deaf education and empowerment. https://www.visionsglobalempowerment.org/volunteer-program I would love to hear about others’ experiences.
  7. I am currently a Junior attending Florida Institute of Technology for their Forensic Psychology program. I also have a Pre-Law minor and the CAST certificate for child advocacy. I am studying abroad in the spring, so i was advised to take the GRE before i went so that i would have time in the summer before my senior year to re-take it if possible. Due to some confusion about who was paying for it (my parents or me) i now have two dates scheduled for the GRE. I will be taking it October 22nd and November 30th. I took a GRE review course offered by Kaplan over the summer and made HUGE improvements in my practice tests, but that course has since ended. I still have the review books and everything for it but i am wondering if anyone has tips for studying in the weeks before my testing date? The best i did on a practice test was 97th percentile in Verbal and 37th percentile in Quant i would LOVE to have above 50th percentile in quant since my verbal has been so high.
  8. Hey guys, I'm a masters student studying Chinese History. In particular, I am studying Manchu identity in the Qing dynasty. My goal is to continue on to the Ph.D level, and ultimately find a tenure-track job. I'm currently finishing up the third year of Chinese language classes and have an important decision to make this summer. This summer, I have been accepted to two language programs. The first being TUSA which is an almost fully funded two months immersive Mandarin program in Taiwan. The second being a one month Manchu language program in the US, aimed at getting scholars with no prior experience to document reading level. Unfortunately, the Manchu program has no funding, and in total will likely cost me 5000 dollars out of pocket ( including housing, transportation, and food). So far people have told me that Manchu language is such a rare skill, that having it on my C.V. will help make me highly competitive for top-notch Ph.D. programs. So my questions are which program should I choose? Does the benefit of learning Manchu outweigh a prestigious and fully funded Mandarin Program? Is Manchu language really the secret to acceptance at a top-tier program? I'd appreciate any advice you guys can give. '
  9. Hello, everyone!!! I am currently looking into my options for grad school. I would love to go back to school for SLP. My undergrad GPA is embarrassingly low (2.67..yeaaaah ouch.) but I have taken some courses since and I have almost a 3.5 from those courses. I am a US citizen but currently working in Japan. Before coming to Japan to teach English, I worked at an elementary school in the lifeskills classroom for 2 years. Along with that, I have several years experience working in nursing homes and in the hospital as a CNA. I'm having a hard time deciding what I want to do next. I will be in Japan for another year and a half but after that I either want to go to school in the US or in Australia. If I plan on going to school in the US I will apply to USU for their 2nd degree program so that I can raise my god-awful undergrad GPA. I would also need to take the GRE (which I have an irrational fear of!) My other option that I am considering is applying to a few Australian SLP programs. They do not require all of the pre-reqs or the GRE. My fear is that if I wait and apply to them next year and don't get accepted, I would have wasted time by not starting my 2nd bachelors degree program. Has anyone studied at the Australian schools for SLP? Does anyone have any advice?
  10. As a student want to know worth of doing MS from US.
  11. Hello. I'm currently a senior at an American university, pursuing two BAs (one in Geography, one in Urban Studies and Planning). I'm getting ready to apply to graduate school, and the more I think about, the more I realize Europe might be a strong option for me, particularly Germany or the UK. I want to get a Master's degree in Urban Planning or a related field, with a specific focus on commuter railroad administration. Essentially, I want to be an urban planner who specializes in public transportation. When it comes to infrastructure, Europe is just plain better in this regard (I live in a city with amazing public transit for America, and when I went to the UK I was deeply humbled), and I see a strong argument for studying under those who have designed systems much better than most of my own country. Plus, Europe is so interconnected that I could explore the systems in many countries and cities other than the one I end up studying in. Finance wise, it looks like it'd cost the same or cheaper as studying in the US (if I do a 1 year program, I stand to save a ton). I would most likely return to America upon obtaining my degree. The thing is, I have a 3.35 GPA (too much time at my part-job, not enough in the library). I don't know how that looks to European schools. I am doing an Urban Planning thesis this Fall that I can bring up in my applications, but I don't do an internship until Spring semester. Is all of this nothing to worry about, or could it present a problem?
  12. Hey! Does anyone know of any MSW programs that have a focus on global/international service work? Right now I am looking at Washington University in St. Louis and University of Denver... Also, any feedback on those two programs? Anyone else applying to these schools for Fall 2017 admissions?
  13. I'm thinking about applying to International Relations Masters programs in the UK. I'm hoping to gain some perspective about questions and reservations I have. Specifically, how are International Relations Masters programs received or viewed by employers in the US, are the viewed as equivalent or as being less valuable? I'm not sure if I want to stay in the UK and find employment there, and if I shovel out thousands of dollars will it be a waste because Think Tanks, DOS, and other U.S. based organization will automatically dismiss the degree as lacking credibility? Thank you for your help.
  14. I'm thinking about applying to International Relations Masters programs in the UK. I'm hoping to gain some perspective about questions and reservations I have. Specifically, how are International Relations Masters programs received or viewed by employers in the US, are the viewed as equivalent or as being less valuable? I'm not sure if I want to stay in the UK and find employment there, and if I shovel out thousands of dollars will it be a waste because Think Tanks, DOS, and other U.S. based organization will automatically dismiss the degree as lacking credibility? Thank you for your help.
  15. I am currently sitting for MEXT Japan Scholarship test for master degree. I have already had an acceptance letter from one university and just decided to try for another university as a safe option. There, I found one faculty member whose research fields match my research plan but he is an assistant professor. So, my question is that is it really a good idea to ask for an assistant professor who got his doctorate four years ago to be the supervisor. Yes, it has to be that university and that one professor is the only one whose fields match mine. I hope for some kind replies pretty soon. Thank you!
  16. I have been accepted to my top two choices for graduate study in museums. I originally mainly applied to programs with specific focus in museum education as that is the general direction I want to go in. I got into my top choice for museum education at George Washington University. I also ended up applying to a museum studies program that I came across later in the application season that is a newer program. I ended up getting accepted to the program. It is through Marist College but it takes place at their branch campus in Florence, Italy. It provides a lot of opportunity to learn onsite at the museums in Florence and learn from professionals working in those museums. Also it gives the experience of living abroad which I never got the opportunity to do in my undergraduate years. It is a more general program showing all aspects of museum work with one elective class in museum education. It also has a thesis component which I have already come up with topic for. The topic I have chosen deals with those with dementia and there are some interesting things being done in Europe relating to my area of study and being in Florence would provide the chance to see some of those programs in person. However I worry that long term, George Washington would provide me with better contacts and a clearer path to career in museum education. The program through Marist was started in 2010, so there have only been five previous cohorts. This is making it difficult to find opinions on the program. Does anyone have any insight into either programs you can provide to help make my decision? What is difficult is the pros for each program are very different from each other so it makes it difficult to make a direct comparison.
  17. Hi everyone, I graduated a year and a half ago from a top 4 liberal arts college where I double majored in Economics and Biology as a first-generation college student. I did Biology research 3 of my years there, which led to a biology peer-reviewed publication where I was first author, and my professor (head of lab) will write me a glowing recommendation anywhere. Here is the problem. I wasn't the best student and had difficulties in my study abroad program in South Africa, especially because one of my friends in the program who I became friends with early on passed away in a freak accident, which was challenging for me to deal with, and also to be truthful I could have focused more on my studies/academics. Overall my GPA was a 3.23, but that doesn't include my 3 study abroad courses in which I passed 1 (C) and failed 2; all in economics and biology. I calculated my GPA today based on that, and it is hovering around 2.94 if I calculated correctly. After college, I ended up in a small healthcare economic consulting firm (which is strongly research based) in the Boston area. I was promoted twice in the past year and a half. Also, for an economic model project with a medical device firm, I was given first authorship in a peer-reviewed manuscript since we are publishing the findings. Besides this publication, I was given first authorship in a statistical analysis methods abstract for a big healthcare conference, co-authorship in another abstract on drug effectiveness for a different conference, and will be co-authored on at least 3 new peer-reviewed manuscripts in the next year. My company's president and my manager offered and would be willing to write strong recommendations. Q.) Do I have any hope in going to a decent graduate school? I'm not sure where I am necessarily applying, but thoughts were a Masters in Econ, Masters in Biostatistics, MPH, MBA, MPA. What types of schools should I be thinking about, or should I avoid grad school altogether. I didn't take many math courses in college (just Calculus II) so will Masters in Econ be especially hard to get into? Q.) Do I have to show my study abroad transcript? Right now on my college transcript, you just see 1.75 credits for the passed course, and 0 credits for the 2 failed courses (meaning you could interpret those failed courses as just non-transferrable ...). I wish they would focus on the 3.23 ... What would happen if I don't send my study abroad transcript? Q.) You guys are more familiar with the application schedule. If I began taking the GRE now and getting in recommendations, when would I have to submit to, and when would I be starting graduate school? I've been so scared to think about graduate school because I messed up my life with study abroad. Sorry for the many questions, any help would be greatly appreciated.
  18. I'm not sure if this is the correct place to put this, with the new subforums. If not, please feel free to move where it may be the most appropriate! I'm getting ready to attend a MA program in History and I am very excited. I have decided to focus on European history, specifically in Britain and France, during the progressive era. Back in January 2009, I went on a short trip abroad to London for ten days and fell completely in love. While I don't plan on making London my permanent home, I'd love to live and do research there for a few months. The only problem is, my department has no funds or programs already in place to support research overseas. However, the graduate program director did tell me they would support me in research abroad and would allow me to even take classes for possible credits. My question is, does anyone know of any summer programs that would allow for a graduate student to study abroad? I don't even know where to start really, but I'd love to spend at least a few weeks of next summer in London for class/research purposes. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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