Extra Help: College Admissions

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Being well-rounded can give you an edge when competing for at spot at universities around the country. As you prepare to apply for college, good grades and high test scores are important, but there are other ways to show admissions officers that you’re the right fit. In a world where there are scores of high school seniors applying to schools, many of which are becoming increasingly demanding, it’s important to give yourself an edge. When you consider that some students might have good GPA, it becomes even more vital to show that you are more than just a number.

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Here are few tips which will help you to get things easier for the admission process:-

Financial aid is more available and more abundant than a lot of families realize. Many of the country’s most elite and most expensive colleges are extremely generous with need-based financial aid, and there is scholarship money, both merit and need-based, waiting for students and families willing to seek it out and apply for it. Students might be surprised at what they can afford.At both state and private universities, legacy status which can mean different things depending on the institution, including students whose grandparents, parents, and/or siblings attended the school for either undergrad or graduate school or other alumni connections in no way guarantee admission, and students and their parents should set their expectations according to how qualified the student is for the school on their own, not how many family members attended there or how much money they give to the school each year. Schools have too many students with connections to the university to accept them all.

With early decision, colleges understand they are requiring a commitment and thus recognize early devotion to their school. Applicants should understand that the pool of applicants is smaller if and when they are able to apply early decision. Many college students are afraid to commit to one school and/or are afraid, or unprepared, to commit too early. If an applicant is sure of and committed to a university, taking the plunge and applying early decision can boost the odds of admission simply with the pool of students being lower. Colleges and universities care a great deal about their yield because it has an impact on their prestige, planning, and finances; students who apply early decision have committed to the institution and that helps institutions boost their yields.

Your letters of recommendation can give your college application an edge as well. Build relationships with the advisers and organization leaders that head up programs you’re involved with. These relationships will help them provide a comprehensive view of your strengths and abilities in their letters. Students should do the same with their teachers, so admissions officers can get an idea of how you behave inside and outside of class. Your letters of recommendation should focus on how you accomplish your schoolwork, excel in your extracurricular activities, and describe how you interact with other students etc.

Student Testimonials

“Edwise provided an easy and smooth procedure for my college admission & visa filing. The counselor was quite updated with the technical as well as administrative details also they provided an opportunity to talk personally with the college representative. I will definitely recommend Edwise to my friends.”

Name – Aavish Krishali
Country – Canada
University – Durham College

“Edwise has helped me from selecting my course & the country as well. The programme suggested to me is adding in my future. Always helpful & available anytime. Overall I had an amazing experience and Edwise made my study abroad dream very easy and come true.”

Name – Kachole Sujit Laxman
Country – New Zealand
University – NSIA

“Edwise has given me the opportunity to study overseas, not only were they helpful to sort my application, visa paper work but also helped me to get my accommodation sorted!! They have helped me all throughout my application process! Specially my Counselor in charge of the UK department was extremely helpful, she gave me guidance from step to step!! Therefore, I would strongly recommend Edwise to anyone who is looking for a successful overseas application with a personal guidance!”

Name – Amrita
Country – UK
University – Edinburgh Napier University

“I have reached Heriot Watt University Dubai by September 5th and the environment here is good along with a well-equipped accommodation. I would like to thank Edwise for their help and guidance in accomplishing my dream of studying in foreign university. I hope of continuing this relationship in future and once again thanks for your guidance.”

Name – Mahesh Kandanath
Country – Dubai
University – Heriot Watt University

“Thank you very much for the support provided by you during the process of admission of my daughter Anjali Mohanty into Swinburne University, Australia. In fact the quality of services provided by you was excellent and whenever I wanted any support, you were more than willing to go that extra yard and support. In fact waiver of the IELTS test is a case in point apart from everything else. Once again many thanks. May god bless you and may you help many more students like this in future.”

Name – SMrs. Mohanty
Country – Australia
University – Swinburne University

“My accommodation, Student pass and other work are all completed and i am all done with the tension. I reached Singapore and my classes started from Oct 22nd. Thanks for your wonderful support. Without Edwise it would have not been so easy and possible. Once again I thank you for arranging me all the things and made me to enter into JCU.”

Name – Venkatesh
Country – Singapore
University – JCU

“After visiting Edwise I got all information of Singapore. The counselor was very friendly and cleared all my doubts. Right from my application to visas and accommodation I got all assistance in a thoroughly professional way. I would recommend Edwise to all my friends looking for studies in Singapore. All the best and keep up the good work.”

Name – Abhishek Jain
Country – Singapore
University – MDIS

 

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

 

Also read: How Do You Manage Your International Payments

 

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Canada or Australia, Which One Should You Choose For Study Abroad?

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Courses whether Business Management, Media, Engineering, Nursing, Computer Science and Hospitality? In Australia or Canada? Both are large countries with beautiful landscape, with possibly the kindest, most welcoming people of anywhere in the world. So how do you choose between the two? When trying to decide what country to study in, of course you must do your research! Compare schools, compare cost of living, all those important things. But when deciding between two countries as similar as Australia and Canada, spend some time looking at the elements, like those above, that will give you a fun and unforgettable experience abroad. Choosing from the two most liveable countries of the world can be a challenge. Depending on the course you wish to study and the universities, these should be the major elements while choosing your study abroad country to live in.

Eligibility

  • Canada

For undergraduate courses, you need to have completed 12 years of schooling. To get admission, you need to appear for the SAT exam. The duration for degree courses is four years, and that of a diploma is two to three years. In postgraduate courses, getting admission in vocational courses is easier as the admission criteria are a lot more relaxed. To get admission for management degrees you will have to appear for GMAT, and for engineering degrees you need to give the GRE exam. The concept of cutoffs doesn’t apply to Canadian colleges. Colleges provide average scores accepted to different courses on their websites. That will give some idea about what’s considered a good score. You will also need to appear for language exams like TOEFL or IELTS, irrespective of the degree. There are some colleges that may not require language test for Indian students, but it is advisable you still give either TOEFL or IELTS as they are important for the purpose of getting a visa. If the visa interviewer is not sure of your spoken skills, they may not grant you the visa.

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  • Australia

For UG courses in Australia, almost all universities require 12 years of pre-university education, which makes it easier for Indian students to get admission directly to the course/degree of their choice. In PG courses, you can get admissions after finishing a three-year UG degree. In the case of engineering, you will need a four-year UG degree in engineering. To get admission in management courses you will have to appear for GMAT and for science courses you may need to give the GRE. You might not be required to have work experience in case of management courses at some colleges. In the case of no work experience, you need to enrol in a graduate certificate or graduate diploma program. IELTS and TOEFL may be waivered by the university but are important for the purpose of getting a visa.

  • Safety

Safe and secure country: Going miles away from one’s family, friends, natives, city, state, and the country is a big decision and safety is the foremost factor that one considers. Canada is a multicultural country where people from various cultures, nationalities stay together. The country is politically stable. However, such is not the case with Australia as there are instances where racism prevails in Australia. So, the study in Canada is much safer. Being a multicultural society, Canadians are tolerant of each other and they encourage learning and living together and is a Tolerant society. The diversity on campus in Canadian institutes leads to a welcoming atmosphere for international students.

  • Living Expenses

For applying for an Australian student visa, students have to prove that they at least A$20,000 per annum to cover living costs. The visa category is same for all international students aspiring to study in Australia. Canadian living per month for a student has been estimated to be up to around $15,000 per annum. The living costs also depend upon the city and lifestyle. Typically bigger cities are more expensive than the smaller cities. There are a number of things to know before aspirants decide Canada as a study destination.

  • City Preferences

In countries like Canada and Australia the choice is not nearly as widespread as in the USA but cities like Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Montreal, or Vancouver are among the most liveable cities in the world according to Economist Intelligence Unit rankings. They are also important economic centres where much of the highly paid work is to be found. In a country like the USA, you have an overwhelming amount of choice from Seattle to Miami, from Boston to San Diego and everywhere in between. Remember however, that you are likely looking for a safe, stable environment where you can focus on studying and achieving your post graduate goals, be it employment or further education. or both.

Student Testimonials

“Edwise provided an easy and smooth procedure for my college admission & visa filing. The counselor was quite updated with the technical as well as administrative details also they provided an opportunity to talk personally with the college representative. I will definitely recommend Edwise to my friends.”

Name – Aavish Krishali
Country – Canada
University – Durham College

“I would like to thank my counselor for helping me to choose Sheridan College and helping me for my visa process. I rate Edwise 10/10, not just because you’ll helped me reach Canada but also because the effort was worth it and I feel happy and satisfied. I secured a job as well on campus. Any queries about the college or studying in Canada, contact Edwise. I once again thank you very much!!”

Name – Ganesh Neelanjanmath
Country – Canada
University – Sheridan College

“Great help by my counselor right from choosing the correct university, program to application process and visa application. The whole process went smoothly because of counseling from Edwise.”

Name – Pooja Kale
Country – Australia
University – University of Sydney

“Thank you very much for the support provided by you during the process of admission of my daughter Anjali Mohanty into Swinburne University, Australia. In fact the quality of services provided by you was excellent and whenever I wanted any support, you were more than willing to go that extra yard and support. In fact waiver of the IELTS test is a case in point apart from everything else. Once again many thanks. May god bless you and may you help many more students like this in future.”

Name – Mrs. Mohanty
Country – Australia
University – Swinburne University

“Edwise has done a wonderful job and I thank each person at Edwise who has helped me get here in time. I am absolutely overwhelmed and appreciate the support provided by you people. It was a wonderful experience interacting with everyone at Edwise. I shall definitely recommend anyone who wants to study abroad to come to Edwise. I got the right suggestion at the right time from everyone including my Academic Counsellor to my Visa Counsellor & due to their support & hard work I am here at my dream destination.”

Name – Sanjiv Vishwanath
Country – Australia
University – Griffith University

 

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

 

Also read: How Do You Manage Your International Payments

 

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Convincing Your Parents To Let You Study Abroad

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August 2018

To some parents, sending their child overseas for a higher education is a grave decision to make; it is one that requires careful planning and deliberation. Therefore, it is important that you sit down with your parents and have an open discussion about your plans to study abroad. Outline the many benefits that come along with an overseas education and explain how this experience will shape you into a responsible and independent individual.

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  • Be Prepared

Studying abroad requires immense research on the country, program costs and course requirements. By starting early, you’re not only better prepared, but you also show just how passionate you are toward studying abroad; you portray that you possess the drive and the desire toward building a successful career for yourself.

  • Once in a Life Time Opportunity

Studying abroad is a once in a life time opportunity; an experience that is both unique and life changing. By studying abroad, you are bound to encounter different aspects of the world, while broadening your skill set. Additionally, being educated in a manner different from your own country sets you apart in the job market.

  • Assure them that it’s Safe

One of the concerns parents have when it comes to pursuing a semester abroad is the issue of safety. While it is understandable for them to feel this way, assure them that you will be in touch and take precautionary measures to stay safe at all times.

What Edwise Students Studying Abroad Says.. ?

“I Aqeel Hafiz, father of Mr. Arsalan Hafiz would like to thank you for granting visa for my son for master’s programme to UMAS, Dartmouth, USA. I want to put on my earnest gratitude and thanks for the excellent service granted to my son throughout his GRE/TOEFL and especially the counselor. Thank You!”`

Name – Aqeel Hafiz
Country – USA
University – University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

“My Counselor was very supportive and up front in taking follow up from the college, right from the beginning proper guidance was provided from understanding my program choice to the college selection and getting the offer letter and visa process. I’m very happy with the services provided from Edwise International.”

Name – Hasseb Pavaskar
Country – Canada
University – Lambton College

“It was a wonderful learning experience and know myself potential that where I stand and gave me a clear picture to my future. My counselor guided me from the very 1st day for which course I should go for and how to take up my future pathway. It’s been an excellent experience with Edwise International.”

Name – Sreenivasan Padmanaban
Country – New Zealand
University – ICL Business Schoo

“I approached the Edwise staff in Delhi as I have been thinking of going abroad to do some courses in makeup artistry. I wasn’t sure of which country to choose and which university to choose and when I visited the Edwise office I was guided so well and everything came clear to me. They not only helped me in the country that I should choose but also helped me in selecting the right course that would be suitable to my interest. One thing I liked about the staff was that they were very patient and helpful and kept guiding me till the last step. I found the experience very good as today I’m sitting in the chosen country as I desired with their help. I thank my counselor who has been very patient and helpful in every step. I would recommend everyone to get in touch with Edwise and make their dream into reality like I did! “

Name – Annie Gogia
Country – UK
University – London College of Fashion

“I came to know about Edwise from my friend and IEE and went to the IEE fair. I applied for my university and within half an hour my admission was secured before me and my dad could talk. Every process was done in a blink of an eye and with smile. It was an awesome experience with Edwise.”

Name – Hardik Arvindbhai Chovatia
Country – Canada
University – Centennial College

“Greetings of the Day from Sridhar Iyer & Family On behalf of Guhan my son, we all thank you and management of EDWISE for the excellent guidance you have provided to my son for his PG programme at Swiss. Our special thanks to Juee Ghatge for the excellent counseling she has provided to my son by way mails on each and every query he has raised. We sincerely thank one and all of you for the same. We are happy to inform you that my son Guhan has started his academics in Culinary Arts Academy successfully today. We are indebted to all of you for having made his Dream Come true by your valuable support. We wish EDWISE and team all the very best”

Name – Shridhar Iyer
Country – Switzerland
University – Swiss Hotel Management School

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

 

Also read: How Do You Manage Your International Payments

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August 2018

 

6 Reasons Why Every International Student Needs a Credit Card

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No matter which country you choose for your higher education, finances are always the most essential element. With the passage of time, education loan has surely played a pivotal role in making overseas education affordable, but at the same time, we cannot deny the fact that the introduction of credit cards has made it easy to manage the petty expenses during overseas education, which might have been a hassle otherwise. Gone are the days when credit cards used to be a necessity for the employed or business class people only, these days credit cards have become a requisite for the students aspiring to pursue an overseas education. If you are also an aspirant looking forward to pursue your further education abroad, let’s see how a credit card is a must have thing for you.

  • Secure Transactions

Transactions made through a credit card are more secure as compared to those made through a debit card. In case of in-person theft or loss, where a debit card puts your cash assets at risk, a credit card is much safer and can be easily blocked. Adding to the advantage, you can easily disconnect with the credit card in case your information is compromised.

  • Building a Credit history

Credit history is an important part of your economic success, just like income and savings. Borrowing small and large amounts from the bank and then repaying it back on time helps you build up a credit score, which reflects your accountability and further helps you a lot in case you need some loan in the future. It depicts that you are capable and responsible enough to pay back the borrowed amount on time.

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  • Unforeseen Situations

Expenses such as medical emergencies, auto repairs or plane tickets can be a big hassle in a student’s life. Thus, in order to overcome any such unforeseen situation, a credit card can be your helping hand and also offer you the time and flexibility of a billing cycle to get your finances in order without being at a loss for necessary cash.

  • Collateral Deposits

A few services such as car rentals, hotels, and cell phone companies etc often insist on submitting a credit card while signing up. This is called collateral, which is something of value that can be used as a security deposit. Using a credit card for such security deposits help you avoid losing access to cash.

  • Financial Independence

Sometimes, financial imbalance can create a hassle in your life. Situations, like waiting for your salary or waiting for a wire transfer to hit your account, may test your patience and leave you in a chaos of temporary financial crisis. In such situations, a credit card is a blessing that can help you curb with the problem by helping you manage your everyday expenses, which you can easily pay back once you receive your payments, thereby making you financially independent.

  • Unexpected Charges

A few items such as cell phone plans, bus passes, and electronic toll booth readers are subject to unexpected charges. To add to it, transportation passes often require you to maintain a balance that is automatically refreshed through your registered card in case of insufficient balance. Caught by such miscellaneous unexpected expenses, you can find yourself unexpectedly without cash, thus credit card can be extremely helpful to help you survive through such situations.

Student Testimonials

“I would like to thank my counselor for helping me to choose Sheridan College and helping me for my visa process. I rate Edwise 10/10, not just because you’ll helped me reach Canada but also because the effort was worth it and I feel happy and satisfied. I secured a job as well on campus. Any queries about the college or studying in Canada, contact Edwise. I once again thank you very much!!”

Name – Ganesh Neelanjanmath
Country – Canada
University – Sheridan College

“It was a great experience with Edwise. I would like to thank to entire Edwise team for their Support when i was stuck and lost the hope. You People are doing great Job. Thanks Once again.”

Name – Bhavana B. S
Country – USA
University – Syeacuse

“Great help by my counselor right from choosing the correct university, program to application process and visa application. The whole process went smoothly because of counseling from Edwise.”

Name – Pooja Kale
Country – Australia
University – University of Sydney

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

Also read: How Do You Manage Your International Payments

 

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August 2018

How to Find Someplace to Live When Studying Abroad

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August 2018

There are several important steps that one needs to take when preparing for a degree abroad, and finding the right accommodation Is among one of those. You can choose from an endless list of options including hostels, guest houses, on campus housing or even private accommodation, and be sure to explore all of your options before making a conclusive decision. Here’s how you can find a place to live when studying abroad.

  • Begin your search early

Once you have confirmation on where you will be studying, you can begin looking for places. Most program providers assist with staying options on campus; however there may be certain criteria that you will need to fulfill before gaining a spot there. You can also speak to past veterans who have studied abroad to know of places that are up for grabs.

  • Be part of social media groups

The internet is one of the most resourceful tools available when looking for a place to live. There are several groups and forums online that discuss rental options in the city. Browsing through these sites allows you to check for apartment listings, look for potential roommates and even compare rent prices.

 

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  • Location

When considering housing options, be sure to factor in the location as well. Choose a location that has easy access to your university and doesn’t require long traveling hours, most importantly one that fits into your budget.

  • Learn to adapt

Adjusting to your new home may not seem to be such an easy task at first, however stepping out of your comfort zone is necessary when trying to get the most out of your experience abroad. Living in a foreign country is a life altering experience, allow yourself to slowly transition into your new environment.

Student Testimonials

“Edwise provided an easy and smooth procedure for my college admission & visa filing. The counselor was quite updated with the technical as well as administrative details also they provided an opportunity to talk personally with the college representative. I will definitely recommend Edwise to my friends.”

Name – Aavish Krishali
Country – Canada
University – Durham College

“Edwise has helped me from selecting my course & the country as well. The programme suggested to me is adding in my future. Always helpful & available anytime. Overall I had an amazing experience and Edwise made my study abroad dream very easy and come true.”

Name – Kachole Sujit Laxman
Country – New Zealand
University – NSIA

“Edwise has given me the opportunity to study overseas, not only were they helpful to sort my application, visa paper work but also helped me to get my accommodation sorted!! They have helped me all throughout my application process! Specially my Counselor in charge of the UK department was extremely helpful, she gave me guidance from step to step!! Therefore, I would strongly recommend Edwise to anyone who is looking for a successful overseas application with a personal guidance!”

Name – Amrita
Country – UK
University – Edinburgh Napier University

“I have reached Heriot Watt University Dubai by September 5th and the environment here is good along with a well-equipped accommodation. I would like to thank Edwise for their help and guidance in accomplishing my dream of studying in foreign university. I hope of continuing this relationship in future and once again thanks for your guidance.”

Name – Mahesh Kandanath
Country – Dubai
University – Heriot Watt University

“Thank you very much for the support provided by you during the process of admission of my daughter Anjali Mohanty into Swinburne University, Australia. In fact the quality of services provided by you was excellent and whenever I wanted any support, you were more than willing to go that extra yard and support. In fact waiver of the IELTS test is a case in point apart from everything else. Once again many thanks. May god bless you and may you help many more students like this in future.”

Name – Mrs. Mohanty
Country – Australia
University – Swinburne University

“My accommodation, Student pass and other work are all completed and i am all done with the tension. I reached Singapore and my classes started from Oct 22nd. Thanks for your wonderful support. Without Edwise it would have not been so easy and possible. Once again I thank you for arranging me all the things and made me to enter into JCU.”

Name – Venkatesh
Country – Singapore
University – JCU

“After visiting Edwise I got all information of Singapore. The counselor was very friendly and cleared all my doubts. Right from my application to visas and accommodation I got all assistance in a thoroughly professional way. I would recommend Edwise to all my friends looking for studies in Singapore. All the best and keep up the good work.”

Name – Abhishek Jain
Country – Singapore
University – MDIS

Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

Also read: Checklist to Keep in Mind While Rushing Into Study Abroad Application Submission

 

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Deciding Where To Study Abroad – Not as Easy as it Sounds

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July 2018

There are so many destinations to choose from when deciding where you want to study abroad that it can often be an overwhelming choice. It might be best if you first narrow down the type of location that interests you the most, and then make your decision. With so many study abroad program types and destinations available to you, it can be difficult to decide where to start.

 

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  • Language Barrier

This is probably the most obvious of the challenges of studying abroad. Overcoming a language barrier may mean you’re struggling to learn a new language pretty much from scratch, or it could just be that you thought you were fluent, but find you’re unable to understand the strong local accent. Even if you’re studying in a country where you speak the same language, there are other hurdles to clear. So the words that students use are going to be difficult to learn, but the language barrier problem also goes away pretty quickly, once you’re immersed.

  • Finding Aboad Programme

Now that you have decided where and when you want to study abroad, it’s time to find a suitable programme. From summer study abroad trips to semester-long and full academic year programs, there are several types of programs to choose from as you decide which is best for you. As you research your options, it’s important to talk directly with the program(s) of interest to learn more about what they offer, at what cost, and which amenities are or aren’t included such as airport pick-up, onsite orientation, housing, etc.

  • Cultural Misunderstandings

As a foreigner, you do not know the local culture and all those unwritten rules of your host nation. Let’s get accept one thing: you will make mistakes, and many may be awkward. Don’t be embarrassed; learn from cultural misunderstanding and don’t make them again. An easy way to avoid many cultural misunderstandings is to observe what others do, and how they do it. If in any doubt, just ask! You’ll find most people are happy to talk about their customs, and will enjoy sharing their insider knowledge with you. From university applications, to finding a place to stay and identifying the social norms, we have all been unsuccessful in some if not all of these respects. But when you push through the challenges, everything will work out – and if nothing else, you will have lots of stories to tell.

  • Support System

Meet with your academic advisor to ensure you can stay on track to graduate on time, plan the coursework you need to take before you go abroad, the coursework you should save and take while abroad and the coursework that you will need to take after you return. Talk with your parents about why, when and where you want to study abroad. Deciding to study abroad is often a family decision, and having an open conversation with them can help both you and them plan the best study abroad trip for you as possible. It’s important to come to the conversation prepared with your points, and be ready with answers to their questions.

  • An Outsider

Regardless what country you are from, and what country you are going to, it’s almost certain that you’ll end up feeling like an ‘outsider’ at least some of the time. You may find yourself wondering why your espresso always seems to cost more than the locals’, or why everyone’s laughing, when you didn’t realize anyone had told a joke. In most countries it’s unlikely that you’ll be deliberately made to feel uncomfortable or unwanted, but it can still be tiring at first, trying to get to grips with new cultural norms. Don’t let this discourage you. Virtually everyone I have ever met while studying abroad has been very encouraging and friendly, and while I may never become truly “one of them”, eventually this problem becomes smaller and smaller.

Student Testimonials

“I had a very nice experience with Edwise even though I was late for admissions but because of the excellent help by Edwise made it possible for me to take admission in September intake. Thanks a lot for the efforts.”

Name – Mihit B Kasodria
Country – Canada
University – Thompson Rivers University

“My experience with Edwise is very good. Edwise gave me proper guidance regarding colleges and various courses which are very helpful in future opportunities. Very well organised method regarding explanation of processes which gave perfect knowledge.”

Name – Faizal Shaikh
Country – Canada
University – Centennial College

“Truly exhilarating! Not only my counselor was warm and approachable, in her hands I knew my application was in the best place! Will cherish the memories of her guidance and a huge thanks to her for her immeasurable help. Keep up the great work! I was totally at ease and so was my mother as soon as we signed up with EDWISE. 10/10 would and have recommended to others.”

Name – Sagorika Datta
Country – New Zealand
University – Auckland University of Technology

“Edwise has done a wonderful job and I thank each person at Edwise who has helped me get here in time. I am absolutely overwhelmed and appreciate the support provided by you people. It was a wonderful experience interacting with everyone at Edwise. I shall definitely recommend anyone who wants to study abroad to come to Edwise. I got the right suggestion at the right time from everyone including my Academic Counsellor to my Visa Counsellor & due to their support & hard work I am here at my dream destination.”

Name – Sanjiv Vishwanath
Country – Australia
University – Griffith University

“The experience was both fantastic and an enjoyable one. My counsellor was very supportive with me at all times and helped me at every single stage. Though I applied to Pittsburgh and they do not have any agents anywhere in the world, still I received enough help from my counsellor as much as possible in whatever aspect they could help me out in, starting from application tips till the final stages of my VISA application. In a nutshell, the help I received from Edwise Kolkata was quite invigorating.”

Name – Niyati Mehra
Country – USA
University – University Of Pittsburgh

“Right from documents collection, application process, visa counseling-mock test, my counselor helped me for every single thing with whole heart and lots of efforts. I wasn’t expecting a good university for myself but I got it because of Edwise. I am happy with the service provided by Edwise. My experience was excellent.Best thing about Edwise is one to one attention which helped me a lot. I will suggest all my juniors and friends who want to study abroad.”

Name – Ekta Prafulla Talele
Country – USA
University – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

Also read: Choose The Right Beginning Today

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July 2018

How To Make The Most Out of Your Homestay Abroad

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Studying abroad is full of adventures – everything is different and exciting, including your new homestay family. All of a sudden, you share everything with new people whom you’ve never seen before. It will take time to adjust and there might be some bumps in the road – you know, the stuff that happens when people live together. Here are few tips which will make your homestay easy with your host family.

 

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  • Communicate

You are allergic to peanuts, don’t like seafood, and have a fear of dogs of all sizes? Tell your host family about it right away. They should know the most important facts about you from your paperwork, but some things cannot be stressed enough – especially when it comes to health issues. Plus, it’s better to discuss culinary preferences or dietary restrictions before you sit at the table and everyone is staring at you poking around in your food. However, to be fair and polite, make sure you try everything before you say that you don’t like it.

  • Keep Your Room Clean

Host families don’t snoop through your belongings, but they do clean the house about once a week. Show them that you acknowledge that you are a guest and are respectful of their space and furniture and appreciate their help and support.

  • Spend Time With Them

Whether it’s watching the news with them, going to the supermarket, or tagging along on family holidays, try to save time to chat with them and show that you are making an effort.Food brings people together – it’s a great social lubricant across cultures. Try to be at home for the meals and help set the table or do the dishes. Food is a fantastic way to get to know people and sitting around a dinner table is like a fun way to pick up new words and practice your conversation skills. If you know how to cook, feel free to prepare something from your home country and take the cultural exchange to the next level.

  • Respect and Be Patient

You won’t always understand them. They won’t always understand you. You might not like their favorite TV shows; whatever. But you will adjust! You’ll figure out the plot, you’ll figure out the accent and your language skills will improve. It truly does get better in time! You just have to be patient and again, make an effort.Even though you paid for your stay, you’re still part of a family that is not yours – respect their schedules If you are not home for meals or activities, let your host family know ahead of time. If you missed your bus and will be home late, tell them. Even though they are not your parents, they still worry about you, so basically just pretend that you are been watched.

  • Differences

While it’s important to feel like a member of the family and feel at home, it’s equally important to remember that you are a guest as well. Keep your room picked up, help with dishes, and ask how to use something if you don’t know. You will probably have to get used to different food, to new ways of folding laundry, and to house rules that are not the same as back home. Remember: different, new, and not the same don’t have to mean bad. Things are done in other ways around the world and as long as everything works, this is a good thing and part of the learning experience. Let’s face it: it’s kind of what you signed up for. Noticing and accepting cultural differences is part of expanding your horizons and becoming a more open-minded and mature person.

  • Gifts

Gifts are awesome and a great icebreaker. Opening up your home to a stranger is an extremely kind thing to do, so show your appreciation. Many people give their host families gifts when they first arrive. If you have no room in your bag, have someone back home send you some novelties of where you came from. People love getting authentic things from your home town/state such as sports memorabilia, food, beverages, key chains, magnets, etc. It does not have to be big nor expensive but, it should be indicative of where you’re from.

  • Keep in Touch

This is a hard thing to do. Language skills come and go, you may have only lived with your host family for a short period of time or you may think you have nothing to talk about .Friendships cannot be forced, but hopefully, you and your host family will get along – and stay connected even after you say goodbye. There are many reasons why you may not keep in contact but there are even more why you should. They want to know how you are doing, how your experience abroad affected you back home, what school/work is like, plans to return, etc.

 

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What Edwise Students Studying Abroad Says.. ?

“I had a very nice experience with Edwise even though I was late for admissions but because of the excellent help by Edwise made it possible for me to take admission in September intake. Thanks a lot for the efforts.”

Name – Mihit B Kasodria
Country – Canada
University – Thompson Rivers University

“My experience with Edwise is very good. Edwise gave me proper guidance regarding colleges and various courses which are very helpful in future opportunities. Very well organised method regarding explanation of processes which gave perfect knowledge.”

Name – Faizal Shaikh
Country – Canada
University – Centennial College

“Truly exhilarating! Not only my counselor was warm and approachable, in her hands I knew my application was in the best place! Will cherish the memories of her guidance and a huge thanks to her for her immeasurable help. Keep up the great work! I was totally at ease and so was my mother as soon as we signed up with EDWISE. 10/10 would and have recommended to others.”

Name – Sagorika Datta
Country – New Zealand
University – Auckland University of Technology

“Edwise has done a wonderful job and I thank each person at Edwise who has helped me get here in time. I am absolutely overwhelmed and appreciate the support provided by you people. It was a wonderful experience interacting with everyone at Edwise. I shall definitely recommend anyone who wants to study abroad to come to Edwise. I got the right suggestion at the right time from everyone including my Academic Counsellor to my Visa Counsellor & due to their support & hard work I am here at my dream destination.”

Name – Sanjiv Vishwanath
Country – Australia
University – Griffith University

“The experience was both fantastic and an enjoyable one. My counsellor was very supportive with me at all times and helped me at every single stage. Though I applied to Pittsburgh and they do not have any agents anywhere in the world, still I received enough help from my counsellor as much as possible in whatever aspect they could help me out in, starting from application tips till the final stages of my VISA application. In a nutshell, the help I received from Edwise Kolkata was quite invigorating.”

Name – Niyati Mehra
Country – USA
University – University Of Pittsburgh

“Right from documents collection, application process, visa counseling-mock test, my counselor helped me for every single thing with whole heart and lots of efforts. I wasn’t expecting a good university for myself but I got it because of Edwise. I am happy with the service provided by Edwise. My experience was excellent.Best thing about Edwise is one to one attention which helped me a lot. I will suggest all my juniors and friends who want to study abroad.”

Name – Ekta Prafulla Talele
Country – USA
University – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

Also read: Choose The Right Beginning Today

 

Back to All “Study Abroad / Overseas Education Articles, Resources, Tips and Tricks”

 

For complete information of Blog On Overseas Education, Study Abroad, Studying Overseas, Tips and Tricks, Articles, Resources Contact Edwise – Study Abroad Consultants, on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.

July 2018