UK Perspective on Applying to US Universities

Source: Telegraph, Oct 2011

How many Harvard students does it take to change a light bulb? One – he holds the bulb and the world revolves around him.

Last Saturday, a conference on Uni Abroad, run by The Good Schools Guide, Wellington College and the Fulbright Commission, was booked up almost before the ink had dried on the flyers. The Fulbright-sponsored USA College Day in London, on the same day, was packed to the rafters. 

British would-be students are keen to know more about US universities – and not just Ivy League schools, either. But how to navigate the enormous choice, and how to deal with the sheer unfamiliarity, of the US or some other foreign system? Here, we break down some of the options – one light bulb joke at a time.

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