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U.K. Undergraduate Admissions: An FAQ on UCAS

Pursuing admission to undergraduate programs in the United Kingdom can be rather a mysterious business. One of the main challenges is UCAS, which was not set up with international students in mind. This guide will help you know what you need to know. What's UCAS? The...

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Grant Brings Top Executive Education to Egypt

Grant Brings Top Executive Education to Egypt  Nassef Sawiris, the CEO of OCI N.V., together with the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, has awarded a grant of $6 million to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to create an executive education...

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Boarding Schools: The Facts and Summer Options

Boarding schools? Boarding schools! A tradition going back to shaping children of elite families in ancient Greece and future priests in Britain over 1,200 years ago is now enjoying a golden age in many countries, offering exciting options for young people worldwide....

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Decision Day USA: Making Your University Choice

All across the United States, universities are waiting for May 1. They've sent out their admissions offers and May 1 is the deadline for students to respond, making a final university choice. This last step in the application process is perhaps the simplest but...

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MBA: Start Smart, Find Your Fit

MBA—are they magic letters? GMAC seemed to answer yes with their survey a few years back, finding MBA graduates receiving a 90 percent median jump in salary upon graduation. Graduates in the Middle East/North Africa region were seeing an even higher median increase of...

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Taking Your IB Diploma Overseas

Your dream of a global life drew you to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.  Its curriculum, taught in over 150 countries, explores perspectives from many cultures. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) developed the Diploma Program with...

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SAT Cancelled? Survive and Thrive…

Last week we received many anguished, panicked calls from our students. On the very eve of SAT testing, an e-mail was informing them that the test was to be rescheduled. No new date was given, though the sender, testing agency the College Board, did promise "We will...

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Introducing “Newton Knows”

We don’t mean to brag. We’re not arrogant. And there’s certainly a lot we don’t know. If you want to find out what the world’s biggest dinosaur was, or how to get the best deal on a new refrigerator, well, we’re probably not the ones to ask. But what we know we know....

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