Selecting universities to apply to for undergraduate or graduate courses is a daunting task. Simply going by the rank of the universities given by the US NEWS, Times Higher Education, World Report or any other agency is not the right approach. All these institutes use their own parameters and methodology to give ranking hence it cannot be used as ranking for ‘you’.
After twelve years of schooling, when it is time to apply for university/college, there are many students who are unsure of their interests and aptitude. Some are simply overwhelmed by the rigor of high school and want to take a break. For such students ‘GAP year’ seems very exciting. However exciting and fun it may seem, it is essential to have certain set of expectations from your gap year so that it can be utilized in a constructive way.
For international students of universities which do not provide dorms or rooms, it is a daunting task to find a good apartment/room which is close to campus, has good neighborhood , reasonable rent and also has good roommates.
We often read instances where educational consultants have duped students of lakhs of rupees under the pretext of giving them an assured admission in college/colleges abroad. Such news are no more alarming to most of us. Despite frequent repetitions of such incidents, why do parents and students get deceived?
There has been rapid globalization across business spectra induced by growth in information technology and revolution in communication. It has had a similar impact on education. Those who understand and perceive this as opportunity are more likely to align their education to meet the requirement.