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What is Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Do you wish to work in the US after completing your degree there? If so, then you should know all about Optional Practical Training (OPT).

An F-1 visa is required for international students to attend full-time courses at universities in the US. This is a temporary visa and is also known as the student visa. This visa permits a student to work for 20 hours a week on campus during semester and for full time during vacation. F-1 visa holders become eligible for off-campus employment once they have completed their first academic year. Students are eligible for 12 months of temporary employment during and after their studies. OPT must be directly related to your area of study. Read more

Jamboree’s Study Abroad Loan Guide

Study in US, Canada, EU, Australia, NZ hassle-free with education loan

Not very long ago, studying abroad was an option open only to the privileged few. What with an increasing number of loans, scholarships and bursaries (grants), a large section of the so-called middle class can now aspire to spread their wings. They can pursue degrees at prestigious institutes like Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, Yale and other universities across the world without worrying about how to fund their education. Read more

SAT Reading Passages: Where Do they Come From?

Have you ever wondered where the expert exam question-setters source their passages from, or at least tried to search for an identifiable pattern? While preparing for the SAT, reading comprehension can be an arduous task, and to develop speed along with precise comprehension takes time. As a student, you should always ‘work smart’. The first step to this ladder is to understand ‘where to read from’ and ‘what to read’. Let us try and break down SAT Reading Comprehension for you: Read more

Do Universities in the US Accept Students with a 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree?

Hi! I am Swati. I did my B.Com from DU. I want to pursue an MBA from a reputed college in the US. Am I eligible to apply?

At our study centres all over India, we often get such enquiries from callers. Study-abroad aspirants are concerned about their eligibility to apply to masters programs in the US. The reason? Undergraduate degree in the US is typically 4-years long and as such universities in the US have a 12+4 requirement for applying to masters. They do not consider a 3-year bachelor as a complete degree. Read more

University or College: What is the Difference

In common parlance, we often use the words ‘university’ or ‘college’ interchangeably, not really realising the difference between the two. While in India, the UGC confers the term ‘university’ to an educational body that meets certain requirements, in the US, there is no such centralized educational regulatory body. Read more

How to Improve Your Vocabulary

Reading comprehensions are so taxing, have you ever felt that way? A large majority of Indian students struggle with reading comprehension, and even, sentence completion due to the fact that their vocabulary is not at par with the native English speakers. This disparity is exactly why a student should focus on improving his or her vocabulary. If you haven’t been an avid or consistent reader, developing your vocabulary from scratch is a strenuous and cumbersome task. Your vocabulary is simply the ‘collection of words and it’s associated meanings that you can remember’. Contrary to popular opinion, vocabulary building is fun and can be an extremely enjoyable process. Let us look at a few tips that will help you enhance your repertoire of words: Read more

How is College Application Essay Different From High School Essay

Are you in your 12th grade? Are you looking at studying abroad? If you are, then college essays is a big part of your application, and you would have to deviate from your style of writing high-school essays. For many of you, writing personal essays illuminating your positives, and giving the college of your dreams to select your application from amongst the thousands that they receive every day, is a first time experience. We, at Jamboree, would like to give you a quick summary of the points to be kept in mind while penning down these essays. Read more

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