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Changes in China’s University Entrance Examination: The Gaokao

A rite of passage for high school students in China is the gaokao – the university entrance examination. Stakes are high when taking the gaokao, as it determines where a student will study. High scores on the gaokao can facilitate … Continue reading

Studying Abroad in High School—an Increasing Trend

When considering applicants for admission, university officers judge not only a candidate’s grades, extracurricular activities and recommendations but also his or her character and personality. To become better-rounded, high school students are increasingly opting for exchange or study abroad programs … Continue reading

International Student Trends – The Rise of International STEM Graduates

You may have seen the acronym ‘STEM’ being referred to in academic conversations, especially when the time comes to choose a major. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, four core areas that are often discussed when developing curricula. … Continue reading

Evaluations, Translations and Verifications – What’s The Difference?

Evaluations, translations and verifications form the core of our day-to-day business, as we assist internationally educated students through the United States university admissions, employment and immigration process. But how do these services relate to the university admissions process and what … Continue reading

Neighborhood Spotlight: Coral Gables

Known as “The City Beautiful”, Coral Gables was established by George Merrick in the 1920s, designed in the Mediterranean style which had inspired him as a young man. The city’s planners meticulously divided the area into residential, business and commercial … Continue reading