Steven Gist (USA)

August 2014 Applicants, It’s Time to Prepare!

October 15, 2012 0 Comments

It doesn’t matter if you are doing A-levels, O-levels, homeschooling, AUSMAT, a U.S. high school curriculum, IB or any number of other secondary school curricula offered the world over. If you are planning to enroll in a U.S. university in August 2014, now is the time to prepare!

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid Opportunities at U.S. Universities

June 21, 2012 1 Comment

One of the most important questions we address in our work with non-U.S. families is, “How much will it cost to attend a university in the U.S.?” To answer this question, let’s start with the basics. Very broadly speaking, the cost of one year of university in the U.S. ranges from $20,000 to $54,000 for tuition, fees, room and food. Among our partner universities, annual costs range from $22,000 to $40,000 per year. Most international students do, however, receive some sort of financial assistance from U.S. universities.

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What’s the Difference Between a College and a University?

April 18, 2012 0 Comments

In the U.S., we tend to use the word college to refer to higher education in general. For example, most people in the U.S. would say that someone is “at college” or “going to college” even if the student is studying at a university. This can be confusing for non-U.S. students and their families since the word ‘college’ can have very different meanings around the world.

U.S. News and World Report College Rankings

February 27, 2012 0 Comments

When using any ranking system as an assessment tool, it is important to understand how it is formulated, as well as its strengths and limitations. In this post, I’ll give a brief overview of the structure and methodology used in the U.S. News and World Report’s ranking system. I’ll also discuss common criticisms of this system, as well as its usefulness as an assessment tool in the college choice process.

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A-levels and U.S. University Credit

February 14, 2012 0 Comments

When I work with students from countries that follow the British educational system, I’m frequently asked if U.S. universities give university-level credit for qualifying GCE Advanced Levels (A-level) results. The simple answer is yes. Most U.S. colleges and universities will offer

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Medical School in The U.S.

February 13, 2012 0 Comments

In my work with non-U.S. students, I’m often asked about the possibility of going to the U.S. to train to become a medical doctor. If this is something you’re considering, this blog post will help you understand. . .

LETU’s Matthew Bradley Recognized as Student Teacher of the Year

June 17, 2011 0 Comments

LeTourneau University graduate Matthew Bradley was recently recognized as the 2011 Texas Student Teacher of the Year. This is quite an achievement considering how Texas-based university and alternative teacher certification programs produced 25,004 new teachers in 2010 alone… read more.

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ELI 360 Employee Awarded Julius Olsen Medal at Spring Commencement

May 19, 2011 0 Comments

On May 14th 2011, current ELI 360 Communication Coordinator, Benjamin Skye, was awarded the Julius Olsen Medal award during the Hardin-Simmons Spring commencement. Graduating in a Bachelor of Arts, double-majoring in Bible and Psychology, Skye was presented with the award by Hardin-Simmons President, Dr. Lanny Hall.

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ELI 360 in China

November 19, 2010 0 Comments

My recent trip to China was productive, as well as educational. I traveled and worked with Bowen Shen, who does an amazing job of managing the different ELI 360 projects

New Art and Engineering Building at Lipscomb University Opens Officially

November 17, 2010 0 Comments

On October 26, 2010, Lipscomb University officially opened its new art and engineering building. The construction of the new James D. Hughes Center cost $4.4million and is the first phase of the new construction expanding the north side of the present campus. Read more…

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