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The Secret of Getting Admission with Scholarship in U.S. Universities

September 14, 2007

Have you ever wondered how to get a graduate school admission with scholarship? Each and every college student applying for graduate school admission has one big dream, i.e., to get…

Cost of Graduate Education in the U.S.

September 13, 2007

I have received a few emails asking me to write about how much would it cost to study in the U.S. I know many of my friends have decided not…

How to Search for U.S. Universities

September 11, 2007

I’m sure there are many readers who have waited for this post for the last few days and I did spend considerable sometime to get all the necessary information that…

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No Last Name in Passport – Can I Apply at U.S. Universities?

September 11, 2007

I was browsing some posts at Orkut and there are so many questions for which I have answers. But I don’t have time to read all the questions in the…

University Ranking and Department Ranking

September 9, 2007

I’ve had Happy Schools for about 45 days days and I’m happy to see how the blog grew in popularity, especially when I receive valuable comments. I received some emails…

Proper way to contact Professors during admission process

September 8, 2007

Contacting professors at the right time will definitely help you get that that one dream I-20 you had been waiting for. This post is the continuation of the previous article…

Guaranteed Admission to Graduate School : One magical idea

September 7, 2007

Today, I’m going to write about one of important matter that would help you get admission to that one “Dream I-20” that many students have been waiting for. After you…

This happens after You send the Graduate School Application to the University

September 5, 2007

In the last post I talked about low GRE score options and your chances of admission if your score is less than 1,100. Today, I’m planning to write about these…

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ISOA Health Insurance Review for International Students – Cheap and Cost Effective

August 23, 2007

In the above video, I interviewed a team member from ISO Health Insurance. From our talk, you can learn about their plans and some valuable information on how health insurance…

U.S. News Ranking : Is it a joke?

August 19, 2007

US news media is known to publish annual college ranking results. According to CNN: Rankings include the “reputation survey,” which is filled out by college presidents. This survey asks academic leaders…

How to find a part time job

August 18, 2007

Doing part time jobs would definitely make student life easier. It offers many benefits, but the most practical is that it will help augment your monthly living expenses. However, you…

Airport Pickup

August 16, 2007

Most Indian students associations in universities across the U.S. typically make arrangements for airport pickup for new students, including temporary accommodation. To extend these help, these groups usually require incoming…

Timeline – Students’ Spending Habits in the US

August 15, 2007

How do students spend money in the U.S.? It’s actually quite amazing when you think about how the spending habits of students change over time. For the first 3 months…

After Arriving in the U.S.

August 13, 2007

The following are some of the random thoughts and experiences a typical student will likely encounter and do after arriving at his/her final destination. Searching for seniors who have come…

Bank Account without SSN?

August 8, 2007

(Rewrite : what is SSN, why banks need SSN, what if  you don’t have SSN, ID requirements for bank account. Target is International students new to USA, who are opening…

College Tuition Fees : In State vs Out Of State Fees

August 7, 2007

(Rewrite: Explain in detail about in-state and out of state, give examples with links to universities, show the difference in tuition fees, show how much one can save and why…

International Driving Permit: Do I need one?

August 4, 2007

(Rewrite: What is International DL, importance of having one while coming to USA, validity of IDP, driving with IDP, renting with IDP.) I personally wouldn’t spend time to get an…

First Week – New International Students’ Life in the U.S.

August 3, 2007

Your first week in the U.S. will be a good, memorable experience. I have seen friends who missed their parents and families while a few are already set to enjoy…

How I Applied for SSN in F1 Visa

August 2, 2007

I can still remember when I applied for an SSN (social security number) a few years back. A letter from one’s University is required when applying for an SSN among…

New College Student’s Laptop Buying Guide

July 28, 2007

One of the best investment you will do while being here to buying a laptop. Some of the schools will have 24 hours lab facility, but nothing comes like having…

Air Travel – How to Avoid Jet Lag?

July 27, 2007

So, how to Avoid Jet Lag after flying cross continents?  When you are traveling for more than a day across multiple countries and Ocean, you stand a good chance of…

Bank Account Types : Free Checkings and Savings Account

July 26, 2007

Basically there are 2 types of bank accounts here in U.S. Checking Account ( No interest ) Savings Account ( Small interest, say 1% ) There are different varieties of…

10 Tips to Pack Your Suitcase for International Flight Travel

July 24, 2007

Are you going on an International Trip?  Oh Boy. It’s suitcase packing time. It’s the fun when you are not used to packing suitcases for international air travel. 3 Tips…

3 Suitcase Buying Tips for Air Travel to U.S.A

July 24, 2007

I remember when I got my first two suitcase when I came to America in Bangalore, India. Since then, I have made several round trips and visited several other countries.…

Who am I?

July 23, 2007

I have been doing this for sometime now. I tried my hands in creating a website to share my thoughts, experience and exposure to students who are trying to get…