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US Universities in famous movies

January 11, 2012 by app2usadvisor  
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Watching American movies is arguably one of the best ways to prepare for the TOEFL! Following movies either depict or were filmed at US University campuses. Movies with ** are highly recommended.
1. Harvard University
**Legally Blonde (2001): Ell Woods (Reese Whitherspoon) applies to Harvard Law School to folllow and win back [...]

Penn State University president fired over sex scandal

November 9, 2011 by app2usadvisor  
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In an important development related to the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal at Pennsylvania State University, the University President Dr. Graham Spanier was fired today, along with Joe Paterno, who is among the most successful football coaches ever. The Penn State board has named Dr. Rodney [...]

My First Year in the USA

October 23, 2010 by app2usadvisor  
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This is contributed by Mohit Singh of CMU. Views expressed are his own. Others are encouraged to share their experiences.
Settling Down: Like everyone else, I had my set of concerns…notions….and in some cases rumors. But, for me settling down in Pittsburgh was fun. I had few relatives in this [...]

Days between visa and flying – make those count

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What do most incoming students do after getting the visa? They celebrate, they book tickets, do shopping and packing. And they day dream about the bright future that lies ahead. As the readers of you should definitely do all that. But you can do much more that will [...]

A year at Stanford: reflections on graduation day

June 26, 2009 by app2usadvisor  
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Contributed by our user Kushagra Mittal on 14th June, 2009, Palo Alto, California.

My mind is full of mixed feelings while I write this article on the day of my graduation commencement ceremony, which is Stanford’s 118th commencement. A year has passed so quickly but I still vividly remember the first day at campus, arrived here [...]

My First week in the USA

September 21, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
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(article contributed by our user, Ravi Kumar Assudani of Stanford)
9/11: My first day in the USA
Full of enthusiasm and hope we (me and my would-be roommate Kushagra) landed at the San Francisco International airport. Walking at the airport, I had all sorts of thoughts crossing my mind that [...]

Biking in the USA

January 25, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
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This post is about the bicycle which is referred to as ‘bike’ in the USA.

After you land in USA and settle down in your apartment, one of the first things to buy is a bike. You may buy a new bike in less than $ 100 at a Wal-Mart or Target [...]

University of California loses lawsuit

November 7, 2007 by app2usadvisor  
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An appeals court has upheld a ruling that the University of California owes $33.8 million to past students whose fees were unfairly raised. The three-judge, San Francisco-based court ruled unanimously on November 2 that UC broke promises to about 35,000 graduate and undergraduate students – mostly at UC-Berkeley and UCLA – in 2003.

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Study in USA and experience the culture

October 24, 2007 by app2usadvisor  
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Students go to US Universities for different reasons. Good Education, opportunities, dollar dreams are few of the common reasons. However, experiencing the diverse culture of US is one of the best opportunities one must utilize.

International students often neglect the opportunity and tend to spend all their time not only [...]

Hugging and Shaking Hands

October 4, 2007 by app2usadvisor  
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This post is first in the series about culture and life at US Universities. Adjusting to a new culture is an important part of success at US Universities. There are norms in every culture about what is acceptable and what is not. Even within USA, hugging may be appropriate in some settings and totally [...]

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