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How to prepare for your freshman year

How to prepare for your freshman year

Many international students are likely unfamiliar with the social and academic expectations of US colleges. Differences may  ​include a greater focus on teamwork and more flexibility when it comes to choosing a major. Here are some suggestions to prepare for your freshman year. English Language - US colleges are social environments, and prospective international students should spend time improving their English skills before they arrive. Litz USA Student Service provide small group an...

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Jeffifer - Art Center College of Design

Jeffifer - Art Center College of Design

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From Boston U to Chef, and “Little Bao”

From Boston U to Chef, and “Little Bao”

" I believe hard work brings good luck " SCMP_Interview How did your interest in food start?  "When I was growing up in Toronto [Canada], we lived with my aunt, uncle and grandfather. My mom would cook for 40 people every night. I was the youngest and the only one interested in helping. But my dad was restless and wanted to return to Hong Kong and being eight years old at the time, I had to go back with my parents.  I went to a local school which was depressing because I couldn'...

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Almost Perfect' Chinese Girl Makes It to Harvard

Almost Perfect' Chinese Girl Makes It to Harvard

Hangzhou girl eligible for early admission to Harvard  Guo Wenjing, a girl from Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, recently won a place at Harvard University as an undergraduate with her prowess at programming and excellence in various fields. "Hi, Mr Qiu, it's Wenjing. I have been admitted to Harvard! Thanks for your support and encouragement over the years!" Qiu Mingfeng, a teacher at Hangzhou No. 2 Senior High School, got the text message on December 11. Exhil...

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Jeremy Lin shares his experiences to cope with the stress to succeed

Jeremy Lin shares his experiences to cope with the stress to succeed

Jeremy Lin 林書豪 | December 9 at 4:05am   As someone who was raised in the Bay Area, I've always taken great pride in being from Palo Alto - the greatest city in the world, as far as I’m concerned. Like many others, I read "The Silicon Valley Suicides" in this month’s Atlantic and it led me to reflect on my own experience at Palo Alto High School. The pressure to succeed in high school is all too familiar to me. I distinctly remember being a freshman in high school, ove...

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Mark Zuckerberg wants to add a little more “book” to Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg wants to add a little more “book” to Facebook.

The Facebook founder and CEO announced on his page recently that he has vowed to read a book every other week in 2015, with an emphasis on learning about different beliefs, cultures and technologies. Zuckerberg created a page called “A Year of Books” and urged his friends to join him in the project [ to join, click -  https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Year-of-Books/818824488163482 ]. As of late Sunday afternoon, it had more than 100,000 likes. “I’m excited for my...

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Attending Ivy League Schools is no easy task

Attending Ivy League Schools is no easy task

[只提供中文]   中國人推崇的是「努力苦幹」文化,認為以勤補拙必能有所成就;而西方社會則尊重「自然發展」,認為孩子有其天生的才能,應讓他們順應環境而成長,並予以培養。這點一般港媽都心知肚明,他們其實過份地孩子的按排及呵護,是反影他們對孩子缺乏信心。 長青藤大學釋放讀書壓力的傳統 在長春藤學校就讀並不是一件容易的事,如果不是天資過人,你必須要有點底子並同時要付出很大的努力。然而,課程的壓力仍然存在。所以某些長青藤大學有方法於考試日前有他們釋放讀書壓力的傳統,並一路維持至今。 哈佛大學的傳統讓學生在每年兩次的考試前子夜裸跑,然而,這裸跑卻是演變自早期學生紛紛打開窗戶,大聲叫喊10分鐘,即所謂「Primal Scream/ 原始吶喊」的傳统。 在紐約那邊的哥倫比亞大學每年在的有機化學大考前的那夜,軍樂隊會操入圖書館,所以被稱為「Orgo之夜」(Orgo 是 Organic Chemistry 的簡稱),這持續了50多年的傳統發展到現時,成為長達一個小時演奏,同時他們還會大講笑話。 名校華裔生的心理壓力較大 相比白人和黑人學生,華裔學生在名校較易因壓力而鬱鬱寡...

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Albright College's Newest Research on Facebook Users

Albright College's Newest Research on Facebook Users

Many of us on Facebook are familiar with those couples who use the social networking site as a platform to declare their undying love for each other. Annoying as it may be in our newsfeeds, researchers from Albright College in Reading, PA, suggest some of these couples do this to brag about their relationships and keep track of their partner's activities in order to mitigate fears of rejection. Facebook users with an unhealthy variety of self-esteem regarding their relationship are more like...

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Over one million overseas students in USA

Over one million overseas students in USA

Study Travel Magazine - 15 May, 2014   There are currently over one million international students studying in the USA, according to quarterly data recently released by the country’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a two per cent increase over the previous quarter. An overview of which students are studying on STEM and other courses The quarterly report for April 2014, compiled using data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information Service (Sevis), revealed t...

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U.S. Consul General, Clifford Hart met with Kitty Wu of Litz USA Student Service in a 2014 banquet

U.S. Consul General, Clifford Hart met with Kitty Wu of Litz USA Student Service in a 2014 banquet

U.S. Consul General, Clifford Hart encourages Hong Kong students to Study in USA on one occasion in 2014. The Consul General told Kitty Wu of Litz USA Student Service that “Hong Kong Students are very important to us.” Note: Consul General Clifford A. Hart, Jr. Mr. Clifford A. Hart assumed his responsibilities as Consul General of the United States of America to Hong Kong and Macau beginning on July 30, 2013.  Over his 30-year diplomatic career, Ambassador Hart's overseas e...

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