My latest book, “Preparing to Study in the USA” is Available Now!


International students are seeking a combination of intellectual and cross-cultural experiences that will prepare them to succeed in the global marketplace. With billions of dollars of funding, cutting-edge research and innovation, and unmatched flexibility on more than 4,700 campuses, the United States offers unparalleled educational opportunities. We hope students and their parents will find this book a useful overview and guide to the sometimes confusing array of information available today.

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Understanding and Dealing with Culture Shock

culture shock final

Whether you’re going abroad for work, study, volunteer or pleasure, the odds are you will experience culture shock. Although culture shock hits those harder who are moving abroad, even if only for a few months, everyone experiences it somewhat, so it’s a good idea to recognize the symptoms and have some tips to deal with it.

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Is Study Abroad Right for You – or Someone You Know?

Old Colonial City of Granada, Nicaragua

For most college students, the allure of studying abroad can be intoxicating. That’s because students tend to initially focus on the “abroad” part. But make no mistake about it: studying abroad is a serious undertaking.

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Former Student Launches Website for Students Studying Abroad

Michael Flatt

Guest blogger Michael Flatt, co-founder of, shares how he started his own website to enable students to share and learn from each others’ study abroad stories before, during and after the experience.

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Study Abroad Survey Launched with IIE and AIFS

Notebook with the world

If you have studied abroad in the past five years, please take this survey designed to inform my next book. Pass it on to others who have as well!

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Top Tips for Grads: Financial Advice with a Global Twist

money in hand

Graduation season is upon us and with it lots of practical advice and tips for these newly minted grads. GO Global! is my number one piece of advice and I’ve incorporated it in my my Top Tips with a global twist for new grads.

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Looking for a Job? Think Globally.

Child has the world in her hands

Globalization is here and now and happening, faster every year, so all of us — especially high school, undergrad and grad students — will need to figure out how to deal with it.

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Career Counseling POV from an On-campus Expert

Brian Hirsch, Director of Career Counseling at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

By Guest Blogger Brian Hirsch, Director of Career Services for Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. It is always great to talk to students who have an understanding of the inter-connectedness of the world into which they will graduate.  I often get comments, sometimes thrown out rather casually, that students are interested in international work […]

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Go Global! Don’t Underestimate Foreign Language Learning

Beth shares a relaxing moment at a fountain in Madrid.

Beth Cubanski writes about the important role foreign language learning has played in her life so far and her exchange student experience while still in high school. She’s currently a freshman at American U in Washington, D.C.

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MBA Programs Must Deliver Grads Ready for Global Careers or Lose Out to Competition


Originally appeared on Huffington Post on Feb. 15. Although business schools aspire to deliver global MBAs to students, it seems the vast majority are falling short in actual achievement. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) released a report last week titled “The Globalization of Managements Education: Changing International Structures, Adaptive Strategies, and […]

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