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A newcomer’s guide to gun violence in America

August 6, 2012 by app2usadvisor  
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We are neither experts on guns nor on violence, but that is what makes this article interesting. Gun violence is a pervasive and serious problem in the US and it is not going to be solved anytime soon, because of lack of political will and strength of [...]

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 [...]

Tri Valley University case – facts about the ankle monitors

February 4, 2011 by app2usadvisor  
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In the last few days, we are flooded by emails from concerned Indian students, especially from Hyderabad about the use of ankle monitors on some of the Tri Valley Students suspected of visa related fraud. Hyderabad is consistently one of the top three cities in the world for the [...]

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 [...]

Professor Randy Pausch – who delivered ‘The Last Lecture’ – dies at 47

July 25, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
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Randy Pausch, a Prefessor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University died earlier today of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 47. He is well known for his lecture in ‘The Last Lecture’ series at CMU, delivered in September 2007. At that time, doctors had given him a few months time [...]

Smile all the way to your American Degree

June 5, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
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Many International applicants to US Universities do not get a chance to know the people of USA till they actually arrive in the country. The perception about the American people is often based on movies, novels, news coverage or just word of mouth. The media coverage depends on which part of [...]

US Schools are Flexible as per an Essay Contest

May 3, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
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University Language Services organized an essay contest and they found that the Students Who Attend Schools in More Than One Country See Benefits of Both.Following is a direct quote from the Press Relese.
Nervous about studying in America?
Don’t be.
Foreign schools are more rigorous than their American counterparts, say students who have studied [...]

Today is Black Friday

November 23, 2007 by app2usadvisor  
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Today is Black Friday. Contrary to what it sounds, it is actually a good occasion! In USA, the Friday after Thanksgiving is celebrated as Black Friday. On the day retailers offer one of the best shopping deals.

How is that relevant to our readers? Well, students are always on a tight budget. Usually the students [...]

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 [...]