October 2017

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Going to a business school abroad is a popular route right after completing an undergraduate degree. This career path has become highly competitive so students have found it important to gain global approaches or perspectives when it comes to business. Moreover, many employers value individuals who can handle an international market.

There are many amazing business schools abroad. The US is an established haven for these schools. Among them include the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, the Harvard Business School (HBS) at Harvard University and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Get to know some of our mentors who are from these notable business schools. These mentors can assist you in preparing for tests or completing requirements. Moreover, if you’re still in the process of deciding, you can simply have a chat with our mentors. They can help you decide if an MBA is for you and which school would be the best choice.

Here are some of our MBA mentors. You can find someone who you think may be able to help you. Interested in a consultation with our mentors? Our rates are only $5 for 30 minutes!

Mentors for Business School
Name University Business School Countr
Mariyam Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management United States of America
Aisa University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business United States of America
We have more mentors up on our website, too. If you want to check them out, register here and search for more mentors that fit your specifications. We can also do a custom search for you if you can’t seem to find someone who fits the bill! Feel free to e-mail us at admin@afriendabroad.com.

Good luck and may all your dreams come true!

Love,

A Friend Abroad

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When we go to another country, a lot of us think of what kind of food will we eat there. Students in particular will probably spend most of their meals in dining halls and cafeterias. In this video, we’ll tour you around University of Pennsylvania’s dining hall!

1920 Commons, UPenn’s largest café

We featured 1920 Commons, which is the largest café on campus. They offer a variety of food, from pasta to pastries. They also have a wide selection of drinks as well! Their food choices definitely promote healthy living as they even have a fruit section.

Every Monday, they have Meatless Mondays where they don’t serve meat. What’s good about their dining hall is that you have lots of freedom to eat what you want. You can make your own sandwich, or pick whatever salad components you like.

They even have small waffle makers so you can make your waffles the way you like them. No more complaining about bad cafeteria food! Other food choices include fried stuff, pizza, pies, and many more.

If ever you get the chance to study in UPenn, make sure you get to try everything 1920 Commons has to offer!

Want to study in the University of Pennsylvania or in other universities abroad? Register as a student and choose from over 270 mentors to consult.  We also have more campus tour videos you can watch!

Good luck and may all your dreams come true!

Love,

A Friend Abroad

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Take a look at University of Pennsylvania’s breathtaking campus. It has a mix of both old-fashioned and modern styles of architecture. The campus is wide, almost like it’s its own city.

A sneak peek into the University of Pennsylvania’s campus

The inside of the Fisher Fine Arts Building’s library transports you to a different time period with its bricked walls and high ceiling. Houston Hall’s exterior looks like it came out of a movie set. Inside, it looks very cozy and it seems like a good place to hang out.

UPenn even has its own skating rink! You can chill out here and skate to your heart’s content. It’s a great way to de-stress, don’t you think? Furthermore, they also have in-campus housing. The dormitories look like mini-castles from outside!

The University of Pennsylvania certainly has a different feel to it. With all of the trees around and the old-fashioned building exteriors, it certainly feels like you’ve time-traveled.

Want to study in the University of Pennsylvania or in other universities abroad? Sign up as a student and choose from over 270 mentors, many of which currently study in or graduated from UPenn. We also have a dining hall tour video of the University of Pennyslvania’s 1920 Commons.

Good luck and may all your dreams come true!

Love,

A Friend Abroad

A few days ago, I was able to have a chat with Aisa, an MBA graduate from the Wharton School of Business. She mentioned some tips on how to make a good MBA application. In the video, she also talks about scholarships for Wharton.

Be yourself

Aisa stresses that the best way to make a good impression in your application is to just be yourself. It’s not advisable to embellish your application because the people who will read it will probably notice anyway. That’s not going to work in your favor if they notice that.

Don’t be discouraged if it feels like you are less accomplished than other applicants. Not everybody has done something extremely remarkable like win an award, or break a world record.

To give you an idea, Aisa wrote about an obstacle she faced in her workplace and how she was able to solve it. She also highlighted some experiences that are unique to her home country. There are a lot of other aspiring students from different nationalities, and as such, you want to make yourself stand out.

Application tips

For Aisa, she wanted to study in a country that was vastly different from her home country. When she decided on a country, she canvassed for schools that specialized in her preferred degree.

What made it easier for her to apply was that she had resources to help her out. She joined forums, and read books on how to make an effective MBA application. One thing she wishes though, was that she should have talked to more Wharton alumni.

Aisa said that in the forums, you are grouped with people who are also applying, so you have similar experiences. It’s a bit different if you get to talk to an alumnus of the school you want to go to. Being able to ask a person who’s had first-hand experience is a good advantage for you.

There’s no real way to say what parts of the application hold the most weight. It could be the essay, your GMAT, your grades, etc. Not knowing which one is the most important part should motivate you to do well in all of the parts as much as possible.

I hope this was able to help you gather more information on how to make your application better! I myself found it to be very informative. If you’re interested in learning more from our mentors, check out our other past interviews!

If you want to talk to Aisa and get to know more about her experiences as a student abroad, register here and visit her profile!

Good luck and may all your dreams come true!

Love,

A Friend Abroad

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Wide selection of mentors available for various courses

Studying overseas is a challenge and at the same time, an opportunity of a lifetime. Sometimes people study abroad in pursuit of more knowledge, and others go to immerse in other cultures. Today, we’ll show you our mentors for computer studies, education, and law.

We have mentors for a variety of courses. They also come from different countries and universities. Whether it’s taking up Law, or studying in a specific university, we at A Friend Abroad are dedicated to finding the right mentor for you.

Some of our mentors also come from top universities worldwide as well. Some examples include universities such as Yale University, University of Washington, and University of California Berkeley. So if you’re looking for someone who can help you get world-class education, then look no further!

Check out our mentors for fields such as Computer Studies, Education, and Law. For $5, you can book a 30-minute consultation with your mentor of choice.

Mentors for Computer Studies
Name University Country Field of Study
Cheyenne University of Washington United States of America Computer and Information Systems
Maolin University of Southern California United States of America Computer Science
Paul Vincent Sogang University South Korea Computer Science
Mentors for Education
Name University Country Field of Study
Andrew Estrada Berkeley College United States of America General Education
Luyang University of Edinburgh Scotland, U.K. Physical and Health Education Training

 

Mentors for Law
Name University Country Field of Study
Jeffrey Yale University United States of America Law
Vartika University of California, Berkeley United States of America Law

We have more mentors up on our website, too. If you want to check them out, register here and search for more mentors that fit your specifications. We can also do a custom search for you if you can’t seem to find someone who fits the bill! Feel free to e-mail us at admin@afriendabroad.com.

Furthermore, if you’re looking for a scholarship to fund your studies abroad, we also post those on our blog!

Good luck and may all your dreams come true!

Love,

A Friend Abroad