Thanks to all the students, parents and counselors who attended Linden Fairs around the world this spring! We are wrapping up with two final fairs in Bogota (Saturday, April 13) and Quito (Wednesday, April 17), so if you plan to attend either of those, don’t forget to register online!
If you’ve been to a fair already, you know that the United States offers a variety of educational options. If you have very specific educational goals in mind, narrowing your U.S. study options from over 4,000 colleges and universities to the one can be easier than those of you desiring a degree in a more commonly offered field, like business, psychology or computer science. So how do the rest of you narrow the field?
Some choose schools based on size or location. Others choose schools that offer particular clubs or sports. If you have a very specific, non-degree-related interest, that can be a great tool for narrowing your options.
Last month, I received a question from a student looking for schools with skating programs. Any idea how many colleges and universities offer figure skating? Just over 75 schools had USFS-registered figure skating programs, with just over 45 of those offering synchronized skating teams in the 2012/13 season. Now this student can match her study interests, preferred geographic location, and other requirements with those schools that offer skating. With one question, she has narrowed her options from 4000+ colleges and universities to less than 100.
Not bad, right? Do you have a specific interest that you want in a university that could help you narrow your list?