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24December2015

Why recommendation letters are a vital link

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

As application deadlines approach pressure is on not just the applicants but also the recommenders. If you work in an educational institute or a large corporate setting, there is a chance you may be asked to write a recommendation letter on behalf of a student or employee. For Universities abroad, letters of Recommendation (LORs) form an important part of

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22December2015

‘Set aside time to explore other pursuit’

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Applicants I worked with last year have completed their first semester of studies abroad. Most of them come back to talk about how eye-opening and enriching the experience has been. In a nutshell, the resources, exposure and peer interaction they have encountered over the past four to five months has far exceeded their expectations. What

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15December2015

Indians studying in the US are a profitable investment in talent

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Education Supplement

Recent Open Doors Report data from the Institute of International Education revealed that the number of Indian students enrolling in higher education in the US grew by 30% last year. This data was all over the news. But what does it tell us about education in India? It reconfirms what we have known for a while: India

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4November2015

Explore study abroad options in Australia

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Australia has recently become a bigger spot on an Indian student’s map of dream study destinations. Already ranking high as a holiday location, there is no doubt that Australia is filled with beautiful scenery and has an adventurous vibe, but now we know its educational facilities do not fall short either. In fact, the number

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1October2015

Plan to study in Germany? Here’s what you should know

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Lately Indian students have become attracted to studies in Germany. There are many reasons for the recent spike in interest, not the least of which are reports that higher education in German universities is free. While technically this is true, there is a lot more to the picture. If you’re thinking about studying in Germany,

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