Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Are you thinking Twice about Studying Abroad?

Are you thinking Twice about Studying Abroad?


Studying abroad is not an easy decision to make. If you really don’t think it’s for you then don’t go, but don’t believe that. It’s only natural to be a bit fearful of change and facing new and challenging experiences.


Anyone who has even a remote desire to go abroad should decide to do it. If for some reason you can’t last the semester or year and you have to come home, what’s the worst that can happen? You lose one semester of school and graduate when you’re 23 instead of 22. In the scheme of life, that’s not that big a difference, and the chances of that happening are minimal.

One of the biggest fears of going abroad is losing good friends and be really far out of the loop when you return home. First and foremost, your being abroad shouldn’t change anything. You can still talk via Skype and phones and, if your friends are true friends, they will be excited for you to go and do something with your life, as well as be understanding when you come home.

There is still the possibility that you will feel out of the loop when you go back home, but you’ll catch up on the latest music trends, TV shows and fashion crazes pretty quickly. Besides, the stuff you pick up while abroad is probably more valuable anyway.

Need help convincing the parents? Do they think it’s just a way to waste time, spend money, and get out of studying abroad for a semester or year, or working for the summer? It’s important that they understand the benefits of studying abroad.

Tell them that while you’re going to have a good time and an active social life when you go abroad; you’re also going to have a unique educational experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Since you’re looking at this article, why don’t you share it with your parents? They will be amazed by the thousands of study abroad opportunities that are available to you, and will understand why you are so excited about the prospect of spending a summer, semester, or even a full year in another country. Consider reading or sharing this article with them too. It outlines the different questions and topics you should discuss with them as you research, apply and plan for study abroad.

Why Study Abroad: A Personal Decision

As cliché as it sounds, by studying abroad you will be more marketable to grad schools and employers because of the intangible life skills you will have picked up along the way. Think of it as gaining a sort of cultural capital. The fact that you’ve studied abroad will answer many people’s questions about the type of person you are even before they have to ask.

Perhaps one of the best ways to experience culture is to live it, which is exactly what you’ll be doing as a study abroad student. Aside from gaining an understanding for cultures other than your own, you will also gain intangible skills. Independence, time management, organization, social skills and self-confidence will all develop exponentially while you’re abroad.

There will be a moment while abroad when you’ll realize that you’ve made the right decision: Treasure that moment. That moment will come when all the stress from the first few weeks of getting acclimated is finally over, and it’s at that point that you will fully grasp what you’re doing, the magnitude of your decision to go abroad and your new found drive to take advantage of every opportunity that lies ahead of you.

Education Consultant
 

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education abroad with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.
 

For complete details on,Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Useful Information about GMAT Exam


Useful Information about GMAT Exam


The GMAT is a computer based exam that measures your basic verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills. The Verbal section measures your ability to understand and evaluate what you read, as well as your ability to recognize basic conventions of standard written English. The Quantitative section tests basic math skills, elementary concepts and quantitative reasoning ability. The Analytical writing assessment section measures your ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas in writing. GMAT scores are used by more than 3,000 graduate management programs throughout the world and is valid for a period of 5 years



Integrated Reasoning Section



The Integrated Reasoning section measures your ability to understand and evaluate multiple sources and types of information -----graphic, numeric, and verbal, use both quantitative and verbal reasoning to solve complex and multiple problems in relation to one another



Integrated Reasoning has four types of questions:



  • Multi Source Reasoning
  • Table Analysis
  • Graphics Interpretation
  • Two-Part Analysis



Integrated Reasoning questions may be quantitative, verbal or a combination of both. You will have access to an online calculator with basic functions for the integrated reasoning section, but note that the calculator is NOT available on the quantitative section



Quantitative Section



The Quantitative section measures your ability to reason quantitatively, solve problems and interpret graphic data. Basic knowledge of arithmetic, elementary algebra and commonly known concepts of geometry is required



Two types of multiple choice questions are used in the quantitative section:



  • Problem Solving
  • Data Sufficiency





Verbal Section



The Verbal section measures your ability to read and comprehend written material, to reason and evaluate arguments. This section includes reading sections from several different content areas



The Verbal section has three types of multiple choice questions:



  • Reading Comprehension questions are based on the content of a passage



  • Critical Reasoning questions are based on a short argument or a plan of action. Select the answer from the choices given



  • Sentence Correction presents a sentence, part or all of which is underlined, below the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined part. The first option will always be the same as the underlined part; the other four are different. Select the answer that produces the most effective sentence





Analytical Writing Assessment



The Analytical Writing Assessment consists of a 30 minute writing task of an argument. This section measures your ability to think critically and communicate your ideas constructively



General Test Taking Strategies



  • Use your time wisely
  • Read all test directions carefully
  • Do not spend too much time on any question
  • Once you confirm a section exit, you CANNOT go back
  • Make educated guesses instead of random guesses, it increases your probability of selecting the right answer



Sentence Correction



  • Remember that any error in the sentence must be in the underlined part
  • Do not choose an answer that changes the meaning of the original sentence
  • Determine if parts of the sentence are linked logically
  • Be aware of the common grammar and usage errors tested on the GMAT



Critical Reasoning



  • Identify critical reasoning type of questions
  • Be sure to look out for facts/evidences
  • Do NOT form an opinion about the statement or its claim





Student Testimonial



I always thought GMAT is going to be a very difficult test to score, but due to my faculty's constant support and motivation, I achieved my desired scores. Edwise has trained faculties for coaching who know their job very well and they guide the students till the very end. Thanks.



Rahul Raipelly - GMAT Coaching



Your efforts and expert guidance has fetched me an admit in a top university. Instrumental in selecting universities, in preparation for application, recommendations and essays. It was a wonderful experience. Wishing you all the best for your future.



Name: Nilesh Borana

Country: USA

University: Purdue University



Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.



Start your education abroad with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.



Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.



For complete details on GMAT examination, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 / 08600911333

Monday, December 21, 2015

Step by Step Process to Study Abroad

Step by Step Process to Study Abroad


You definitely would like to go to the best institution to match your profile and we at Edwise, have set up unique resources to give a step-by-step guidance for the entire process. Our systematized approach and a network with Universities help students who apply through Edwise.  

Edwise is a one stop solution to all your international study needs

Our organization has a single-minded focus, to guide students to the best possible Institutions, thus enabling them to build their future. Using our expertise and vast experience we can identify the most suitable university for each student. We are the stepping-stones to their future and remember that their success is directly linked to our success.


Here are the steps to go abroad to study
 

1. Meet our counselor for Free Counseling

If you are confused about which Career to choose then "Edwise" guides you through the maze of questions to find solutions best suited to your profile and parameters ensuring you choose the best Career Path.


Applying for higher education abroad is a huge decision, both financially and emotionally. It is mandatory to invest adequate time and effort in order to make the right decision. 


2. Selection of Country, Courses & Institutes

We provide assistance to help you get into those Universities that would best suit your Personal, Academic and Financial Profile/parameters, and not limited to the Universities we represent. With the wealth of knowledge & experience our counselors have we save you time & money map you to the right university and course for you after carefully reviewing your profile.



3. Test Preparation

IELTS - International English Language Testing System is a standardized English proficiency test. It assesses English Language skills in the areas of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP- Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL EXAMINATIONS.


TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized English proficiency test that assesses English Language skills in the areas of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Candidates pursuing further studies at undergraduate or graduate levels are required to take TOEFL to demonstrate their English proficiency.


PTE - PTE Academic is a computer-based test which assesses the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability - often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application. The test is accepted in 3000 courses worldwide UK, Australia, USA, etc.


GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates who desire to take admission to graduate management programs at management education institutions throughout the world. The GMAT is designed to help graduate schools of business assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. GMAT scores are used by more than 3,000 graduate management programs throughout the world.


GRE - Graduate Record Examination is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates planning to pursue graduate programs primarily in the areas of engineering and sciences at education institutions in USA. The GRE is designed to help graduate schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in technical fields. GRE scores are used by more than 3,000 graduate programs throughout the world


SAT - Scholastic Assessment Test is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates’ desire for taking admission to undergraduate programs primarily in USA and Singapore.



4. Guidance with Scholarship, Visa & Finance Assistance

Scholarships & Financial aid fee waivers are awarded to international students on the basis of academic merit and the need of it.


All awards will be at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee of that institution. Candidate with strong academics, good performance on standardized exams & extracurricular achievements would be eligible for scholarship awards & financial assistance.



Free Visa Guidance to all

We help you in entire Visa process like, filling up applications, preparing financial statements, and also guidance and training for mock interviews and much more.


We are regularly advised by the consulates about the latest Visa documentation and rules and have a success rate of over 99%. Visa Guidance is Free for all Edwise students for all countries.


Complete guidance on Educational Loans

We give complete guidance on Educational Loans & assistance in a quick & easy manner. We have a list of Nationalized Banks offering Loans at reasonable rates & we also have tie-up with well known Private Banks & Financial Institutions. 


We also help you with the entire procedure, starting from application, to required documentation, eligibility criteria and selection of banks.



5.  Attend Pre-Departure and arrival at your study destination

Help you MIGRATE, TRAVEL & SETTLE abroad

Prior to landing in the new country of your choice appropriate input is provided to help you migrate, travel & settle abroad. 


The Pre-departure seminar provides an insight to the various facets of the student life that the students are to witness on a foreign land. The Pre- Departures hosted by "EDWISE" for each country and are well organized & largely attended by Students.

The same provides an opportunity to meet other students and their parents who are heading abroad and possibly to the same university. 


We also provide an extremely updated & comprehensive Pre-Departure Kit to every student prior to their travel.

The Edwise Pre-departure is the most comprehensive session that no student should miss prior to leaving India.


Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.


Start your education abroad with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.


Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.


For complete details on Study Abroad, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 / 08600911333

Friday, December 18, 2015

Dreams you can dare to dream


Dreams you can dare to dream


Walking into the sylvan surroundings of Loyola school on 21st September 2015 brought back a gush of memories.  I was immediately transported into a time machine of the early sixties.  It was 1961. A young student of class four, walking up the hillock every afternoon, small satchel on my back, mostly filled with a snack box and water bottle, eagerly waiting for what school had to offer. I was enrolled to the brand new St. Joseph’s School, Pashan, who, for want of a building, shared the premises of the Loyola school, to run the first year of classes. The hillock itself had shady trees on its base, a flat clearing half way up and a bare top. In this clearing, we celebrated our Sports Day, in the best looking sports dress I have ever seen…. coloured skirts, white shirt with the colored logo – canary yellow, emerald green post office red and sky blue.

That day, standing before two batches of alert and enthusiastic Class 11 students, that feeling of belonging, and their connection with me was evident.  The next hour was one of impressions….of well disciplined students, with big ambitions, focused radars, not afraid of hard work. I dream of their futures as having all the ingredients of success. As Senior Manager, Edwise International, I spoke of the possibilities of going abroad to study in Universities across the seas.  The possibilities through Edwise led to USA (the land of dreams), United Kingdom  and Ireland ( experienced and classy), Canada (The best place in the world to live… according to the UN), Dubai and Singapore ( a choice nearer home), Australia and new Zealand (with stay back options).  


Today’s world offers a stunning variety of options in subject choices. Students want to go abroad for better quality, state-of-the-art –facilities in workshops, labs and studios, for a more modern syllabus with breadth and depth, or to combine subjects that are not traditionally offered together. Some even succumb to the strict reservations that Indian Colleges adhere to. The student centric approach of foreign universities makes the syllabus relatively flexible. Networking with students from a variety of countries, offers great international exposure.


The main trend at present seems to be towards specializations. No more do students look for a generic Computer Science. They look for Cloud Computing, Human Interaction, Big Data, Network security and the like. So with Pharmacy students wanting Drug discovery, Drug delivery, Pharmacokinetics or Biotechnology students choosing Marine Biotech, Industrial Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, or combinations with Molecular Biology, Immunology, Pharmacy, Management etc. Growing favourites with job opportunities in the modern world include Art Fashion and Design, Legal studies, Pharmaceutical studies, Healthcare and Biological Sciences. Who said the IT bubble has burst?! IT, Engineering and Finance, Accounting and Management will remain constant attractions. Most courses judge the applicant on academics, English skills and a statement of purpose, so extracurricular activities, entrepreneurial and leadership skills, as well as the command of English always contribute to a strong application. Not all Universities require a GMAT or GRE, SAT or LNAT.

With the help of merit scholarships, and bursaries, the cost gets reduced and Indians today are investing on education to beat the fierce competition in the job market.  Plan today on approximately fourteen to twenty lac rupees a year and you should have most destinations and a majority of Universities covered. Banks are keen to offer education loans, and students can work almost everywhere on part time jobs on and off campus.


Well into its silver jubilee year, Edwise International has helped students gain admission into Universities all over the English speaking world. Trained Counselors commit themselves wholeheartedly to counseling, short listing Universities, making and tracking applications, gaining admission for students who seek their help. Over and above, they are trained to assist with visa applications and interview skills. For the less focused, they offer Aptitude tests, English language classes and coaching for admission tests. The Company hosts Education Fairs at more than ten cities, three times a year and even prepares students to take on the journey they are taking to an unfamiliar country. Edwise, a pioneer in the field of global education offers most services absolutely free of cost. As India’s premier Education consultant, they have twenty-four branches scattered all over India. So head towards the closest one today!



Meera Subramanyam

Senior Manager

Pune

Edwise International

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