The King Abdullah scholarships aren’t merely “full rides.” They are entire support packages, including assistance for housing, travel, school materials, and even chaperones for women students.
Spanish youth, whose desperation is now treated like part of the national culture, are growing up in the impoverished shell of a bygone empire.
As objective a test as the SAT (or ACT) may be, one of the best ways to prepare for it is to embrace the subjectivity of reading.
My hope is that as successive generations of Chinese students go through the American application process and, ultimately, graduate from American colleges, they will bring back to China a more sober understanding of what American colleges are and are not looking for.
It’s a cliché to say that education spending is an investment in a country’s future, but Qatar is taking that strategy to a whole new level.
There’s a great deal that students can do to ensure that they maintain their sanity and sense of perspective, and, in doing so, increase their chances of getting into their dream schools.
It’s hard to argue that any one facet of globalization is more robust than any other—this is a delightfully tangled web—but surely education is one of the driving forces.