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A collection of articles from The Red Pen team
on wide ranging topics related to studying abroad

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A collection of articles from The Red Pen team on wide ranging topics related to studying abroad.

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23May2018

Campus visits are a great way of helping you shortlist colleges

by The Red Pen

When deciding what international college to apply to, one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself is, how do I shortlist colleges and choose the one that is the best fit for me? After all, the college that you choose will be your home for the next three to four years. Depending

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18May2018

Visit before you decide: Is boarding school right for your child?

by The Red Pen

Boarding schools provide students with the unique opportunity to receive a holistic education. However, choosing the perfect one for your child can be difficult. If international boarding schools are on your list, make the transition easier for you and your child by visiting some of the schools as a family. Here are a few points

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31March2018

Subject selection in high school – Tips to help you make the right choice

by The Red Pen

Making the right subject choices in high school is a crucial but confusing task for parents and students. The right subjects can boost your academic performance and influence your undergraduate college choices in India or abroad. There are a number of curricula offered in India, including IGCSE, ICSE, ISC and IB among others. The challenge

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14March2018

Should you study at the Indian campus of a global university?

by Originally published in The HT Education Supplement

As global universities set up campuses across the world or affiliate with local universities in various countries, you may ask yourself “Why should I go all the way to America or Canada or the UK to study? Why not join one of these campuses closer to home?” While the countries of origin may have a

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8March2018

Waiting for college admissions results can be stressful. Here’s how to make the best use of your time

by The Red Pen

It’s been a couple of months since you submitted your university applications. So after focusing on them for the better part of last year, you may find yourself thinking, now what? What are you supposed to do until you find out which university you have been accepted to? Instead of counting down the days left

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4February2018

Deferred from your early applications to the US? Tips for what you can do

by The Red Pen

A few weeks have gone by since you got that letter stating that you have been deferred from the US early admission round. Being deferred isn’t a straight out rejection; it simply means that your application will be reconsidered in the regular decision round and you will get a final decision by April. Why do universities

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14January2018

Want to study abroad in Fall 2018? You can still apply to Singapore universities!

by The Red Pen

If you are keen to study abroad starting in Fall 2018, but are starting the application process late, you may want to consider Singapore. With applications due in February and March, there is still time to apply. In the last couple of years, Singapore has become a popular choice for Indians interested in engineering, computer

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6January2018

On a business school waitlist – what should you do?

by The Red Pen

MBA round one and early results are out and some of you may be celebrating with exciting news, while some of you may be dealing with rejection from the business school that was at the top of your list. For those of you who have been placed on the business school’s waitlist, it’s unsettling and

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25October2017

Letters of recommendation: Leave nothing to chance

by Hindustan Times

As you prepare your applications for study programs abroad – whether bachelors, masters or MBA – you are likely focused on your personal essays, college selection and standardized testing. Each of these is an extremely important part of the application process and should not be overlooked. However, another critical aspect of your application will be

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7September2017

Flexibility to pursue multiple interests through joint degrees at UK universities

by The Red Pen

One of the key benefits of undergraduate study in the UK is the fact that if you have passion for a particular subject and wish to pursue it in depth, the UK offers a multitude of highly specialised degrees. There are universities that even offer degrees in unusual subjects. At Cambridge for example, you can

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