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Issue 13 Study Abroad

International high school exchange

Are you interested in getting part of your high school education abroad? Great, because in this article we’ll provide an introduction to the topic.

In this post, I’ll be writing from the experience of Jovana Dinić, a student from Serbia who spent 4 weeks of her third year of high school in Germany, and Tamara Tica, a student from Bosnia and Herzegovina who spent 10 months in the US during her third year of high school.

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Issue 12 Science (of) Fiction

Why are “rational” characters cold, arrogant jerks – and can we do better?


Sparks are flying everywhere. The ship is shaking from a barrage of enemy fire.

“If my calculations are correct, there is a 0.0243% chance of that plan succeeding!”, the rational character exclaims.

“Never tell me the odds!”, says the charismatic leader. The plan succeeds.

Similar situations happen episode after episode, improbable plans succeeding one after another, and the rational character never seems to think:

“Huh. I am really bad at estimating probabilities.”

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Issue 12 Science Shoutout

What lies in humanity’s future?

Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot

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Issue 9 Study Abroad

International college admissions – an overview

In this post, we’ll go through all the posts in the Study Abroad section so far, looking at the admissions for Canada, France, Belgium, the UK, the US, and Germany. We’ll compare the various systems, deadlines, and requirements.

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Issue 8 Study Abroad

Canadian college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in Canada? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for Canadian universities and colleges.

In this post, I’ll be writing from the experience of Samson Mercier, an international student from France.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 8 Study Abroad

French college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in France? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for French universities.

In this post, I’ll be writing from the experience of Karolina, an international student from Lithuania.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 7 Study Abroad

UK college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in the UK? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for UK universities and colleges.

In this post I’ll be writing from the experience of Lajos, an international student from Hungary, and Janko, an international student from Croatia.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 7 Study Abroad

Belgian college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in Belgium? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for Belgian universities and colleges.

In this post I’ll be writing from the experience of Karolina, an international student from Lithuania.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 7 Study Abroad

German college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in Germany? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for German universities and colleges.

In this post I’ll be writing from the experience of Bjorn Rambi, an international student from Albania who’s now studying at LMU Munich.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 7 Study Abroad

US college admissions

So, you’re thinking about studying in the land of the free? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for US universities and colleges.

In this post I’ll be writing from my experience. I’m from Croatia and when I was in my senior year of high school I applied to around 15 US colleges (mostly the top 20 range). I got accepted to Georgia Tech and Harvard University, and now I’m a student at Harvard. Don’t be disheartened by this acceptance rate as I made a lot of mistakes during the admissions process, and in this guide I’ll try to help you avoid them.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.