THE PERSPECTIVE FROM OVERSEAS.

想完胜留学面试首先了解
七件事

We’re dealing with kids here, a fact that some people in the process easily lose sight of if they’re too wrapped up in the competitive aspects, profit-motive or statistics-driven bubbles. So I personally just love seeing these young students put their best foot forward and do their best relative to their skill set and life situation. Because each school is looking for something a bit different in order to complement the existing student body and further the stated goals of the school’s mission.


和孩子打交道这件事会让一些人忽略一个问 题,那就是这些申请人是否过于专注于这些竞争性的东西了,这些以利益和数据为目的的不切实际的东西。我个人喜欢看到那些年轻的学生可以把自己最擅长的事做到极致,同时发展一些技能组合来改善自己的生活。因为任何一所学校都在寻找一些特别的东西,只有这样才能让现有的学生组成更丰富,让学校的既定使命更有发展。


Imani K Payne >

如何选择合适的课外活动?

For activities, it's all about quality and depth. It's better to put effort in the activities that you actually enjoying, rather than you have a lot of different activities but you have little involved in it. IF you enjoy what you're doing, and it's related to your future major, that's great. But also you want to show commitment, you spent your time in doing these because you like to do them, and how to interact with people. When you go to the university, you're not just gonna stay in the classroom, you're going to live in with other students, you're going to be involved within the campus.


活动中最重要的是质量和深度。与其参加五花八门的活动却缺乏深度,不如花精力去努力参加你感兴趣的活动。如果你喜欢正在做的事情,而且又和你未来专业相关,那当然很好。不过你也要表现出勇于担当,你参加这些活动是你真的感兴趣,而且与人有良好的互动。因为以后你的留学生活将不止于课堂,你将和其他学生一起生活,并真正融入校园。


Donna Chu >

申请美国交换项目的最佳
时间是什么时候?

This is actually a pretty big problem, because you don’t want to apply too early and you don’t want to apply too late. Applying too early, you are running the risk of not understanding what your school wants, which is a big problem, because when you first enter the school, you are kind of lost. You don’t know what you are doing; you don’t know what the school wants from you. So the best time is at least after the first year, probably sometime around second year is when you could start applying.


这实际上是个大问题,因为你不想申请得太早或太晚。申请的太早,存在的风险是你并不了解你的学校是怎么想的。主要问题是因为当你刚进入大学时你就缺席了,你不知道你应该做哪些事情,你也不知道学校对你是怎么想的。所以申请的最佳时间至少是大一之后,一般大二时你应该开始申请了。


Zach Hershey >

本科生选专业最佳时机与
转学难点

So most undergraduate students choose their major at the end of their second year, at the end of their sophomore year. You can do it earlier, and some colleges will have different departments, but generally speaking, the end of sophomore year is normal. Why do most students do this? Why some colleges require students to do this? Well, this is because when you enter a college, generally speaking, a college will have a set of required courses for students to take, this is going to be a very broad set with a lot of flexibility.


大多数美国的本科生都是在第二年选择他们的专业,也就是大二尾声的时候。学生也可以早些时候选专业,一些学校会有不同的系供学生选择。但是一般来说,在大二结束前夕选择专业是最常见的。为什么大家都这么做呢?为什么一些大学要求学生这样做呢?这是因为当学生进入学校时,一所学校都会提供一系列的必修课要求学生完成。这些必修课的内容是非常广泛的,选择上也有很强的灵活性。


Max Rozycki >

除了US News排名以外,
学生还能通过哪些方法了
解申请学校?

The biggest thing that you can probably do is based on what you want to study. Just type in Google or any other search engines: top majors and top schools for this major. US news reports are not going to have necessarily those sorts of things, so if I want to be in international relations major, I would look at foreign affairs. And you will find at least in 2012, there were three or four schools that were not even in the top 25, but they were in the top 10 for foreign affairs. So this has to do with the geographic location of the schools. If I want to get into the politics, I am not going to go to the Northeast. Massachusetts doesn’t have something to offer as foreign politics officer.


最大的问题就是你要学什么。在搜索引擎上能搜索到专业和相关名校的资料,US News不一定会有这些内容。比如我要学习国际关系专业,主要看看国际事务方向,我将会发现至少有三四个学校并没有在2012年综排前25名中,但他们在外交事务的前10名学校内。这是与学校的地理位置有关系的,如果我未来想进政治领域,那么我不会打算去东北部学习,麻省并不能为做外交官提供有用的资源。


William Spencer Vereen >

大龄留学申请重点放在哪?

As an older, non-traditional applicant, it is reasonable to expect that admissions officers will be curious about your activities between high school and your decision to finally apply to university. Why did you delay your university studies? How have you grown and developed over the years through your work and personal experiences? Why are you motivated to apply for university at this stage in your life? Consider showing the admissions officers the answers to these potential questions through your essays.


作为一个年龄大的非常规申请者,招生官非常有理由对你在高中毕业以后和最后决定申请大学的这段时间内的生活好奇。你为什么推迟大学的学习呢?这段时间你的工作和个人经历如何?你为什么决定在现阶段开始申请读大学呢?在Essay里,你最好回答一下这些招生官可能关心的问题。


Christopher Koontz >

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