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  • Colleges and Universities Attended by U.S. Presidents

    Where did some commanders-in-chief graduate from?

    Surprisingly, not every American president had a college education. Abraham Lincoln, for example, was self-taught. But for the most part, thirty-one colleges and universities have been home to some of the most influential leaders of the last two hundred years or so. These three schools are top of the chart. 20 of all 44 American Presidents –almost 48% – have attended one or more of them.

    Harvard University

    Harvard has produced eight presidents of the United States of America, which is over 18% of the total. John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams each received two degrees from Harvard. Next president to have graduated from Harvard, after nearly half a century was Rutherford B. Hayes. In 1880, Theodore Roosevelt finished his studies (22nd of 177) with an A.B. magna cum laude. Franklin D. Roosevelt graduated from Harvard in 1903 with an A.B. in history and later received an honorary LL.D. from Harvard in 1929. John F. Kennedy left from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Science cum laude in international affairs in 1940. George W. Bush received his B.A. from Yale, but went on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School. Most recently, current commander-in-chief Barack Obama earned a law degree from Harvard Law School.

    Yale University

    Five American presidents – 11% of all – were Yalies. In 1878, William Howard Taft, graduated from Yale, ranking 2nd in his class out of 121. Gerald Ford hoped to attend Yale’s law school beginning in 1935 while serving as boxing coach and assistant varsity football coach. Yale officials at first denied his admission to the law school, because of his full-time coaching responsibilities. Ford was eventually admitted in spring 1938 to Yale Law School and earned his LL.B. degree in 1941. George H.W. Bush had been accepted to Yale University prior to his enlistment in the military, and took up the offer after his discharge and marriage. He graduated as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa from Yale in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. The 42nd president of the United States, William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton, first attended Georgetown University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (B.S.) degree in 1968. In 1973, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Yale. George W. Bush attended Yale University from 1964 to 1968, graduating with a B.A. degree in history.

    College of William and Mary

    William and Mary is “America’s second-oldest college” and one of its alumni is the 3rd President of the United States – Thomas Jefferson. At age of 16, he entered the college and graduated in 1762, completing his studies in only two years. Only a little more than a decade later, James Monroe enrolled in the College of William and Mary. John Tyler, the 10th US President entered the preparatory branch of the elite College of William and Mary, continuing the Tyler family’s tradition. Tyler graduated from the school’s collegiate branch in 1807, at age seventeen.

    Other American schools that have produced Presidents are United States Military Academy, Princeton University, Columbia University, and University of Virginia. Even if you are not pursuing a political career, a degree from any of these schools looks very nice on a resume.

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  • NAFSA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo at San Diego – Passion for international education

    If you wonder what event gathered international educators from all over the world in one place – the answer is the  NAFSA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo.

    This year the event took place in San Diego, California and brought together approximately 10,000 people – all passionate for international education, new business opportunities and knowledge.

    The conference program was made up of  – 45 workshops, more than 200 sessions with  inspiring guest speakers, experts in international education or related business fields; open meetings and discussions with attendees from more than 89 countries.

    The NAFSA  Conference & Expo always has a great atmosphere and gives organizations the opportunity to meet other educators and future business partners from all over the world. Its a chance to share experience and ideas, to meet people with similar interests and goals, to broaden both  educational and personal horizons. New opportunities were discussed and new partnerships established.

    Being a part of the educational world and a partner to US universities, helping their international students with their tax refunds, Sprintax could not miss the NAFSA San Diego conference. The Sprintax team was happy to catch up with some old friends and meet new ones; to discuss new ideas and projects, dedicated to the well-being of international students in USA.

    In order to make the event even more exciting, Sprintax organized an iPad competition. Congratulations to the lucky winner Doug Podoll, the director of International Education for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia!

     The Sprintax team was really inspired being a part of NAFSA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo. As John Dewey, a prominent American educational reformer, once said – “Education is life itself”.  We look forward to seeing you all again next year in Boston!

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    Being a student in the U.S.

    What it’s like to be a student in a U.S. college

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    10 Money management tips for College Students
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    Most common freshman fears and how to overcome them

    Step into the US education experience as prepared, secure and solid as possible

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    What to pack when leaving to study in the US

    Cool packing tips and tricks for international students

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  • How to have a successful first year in college

    How to have a successful first year in college

    Prepare for a boosting start in your US education

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    Keri's advice on how to make your American college experience easier and fun