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American Bank Accounts

While staying in the United States, you may consider opening an American bank account. This is easy to do, all you need is your ID and your current address. The requirements for most banks are that you keep a minimum of a $50 balance. 

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Collection of useful information for exchange students going to Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, USA.
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10 reasons to consider student exchange

10 reasons to consider student exchange | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it

Couple students from Fontys University of Applied Sciences made a small reserach and came up with 10 reasons why should students consider the chance to take part in some of exchange programs. Maybe some of the reasons can convince you to make this step as well...


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Santa Clara University Ranks in Top 75 of America’s Best Colleges - University Press Releases - Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University Ranks in Top 75 of America’s Best Colleges - University Press Releases - Santa Clara University | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it
Press Releases from the Media Relations Office at Santa Clara University (RT @scunews: Santa Clara University Ranks in Top 75 of America’s Best Colleges http://t.co/cwpc0Gi2...)...
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College Rankings 2012: Most Beautiful Schools (Photos)

College Rankings 2012: Most Beautiful Schools (Photos) | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it

Newsweek figured out which colleges have it all—a beautiful campus, an attractive student body and consistently bright weather. Santa Clara University was ranked at number 2!! 

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The World Clock – Time Zones

The World Clock – Time Zones | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it
Current local time in cities and countries worldwide, in all time zones with DST accounted for. Links to each city with extensive info on time, weather forecast, Daylight Saving Time changes, sunrise, sunset and moon times and phases.
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International Adapter

International Adapter | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it

Depending on where you are coming from, you will need an adapter for your electronics, find out here which one you need. Also shows country voltages and frequencies.

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The Santa Clara Weekly

The Santa Clara Weekly | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it

The Santa Clara Weekly - keep up on local issues and sports and other interesting news. 

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Protect Your Identity on Study Abroad | I Love Study Abroad

Losing your identity is scary, keep yourself protected by following these guidelines. 

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Santa Clara, CA Cost of Living Index & Calculator

Find the cost of living in Santa Clara, CA. Includes average cost of living for groceries, health care, housing, goods and services as well as average prices for goods in Santa Clara.
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Sky High Sports, Santa Clara, CA

Sky high sports could be a fun activity for you and your friends! 

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25 Smart Budget and Money Saving Tips for College Students

25 Smart Budget and Money Saving Tips for College Students | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it

Smart budget and money saving tips for college students. Studying abroad might be expensive but here are some tips on how to save some money! 

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This also helped me plan for my spending/saving during college. There were several pieces of advice that I didn't even think of when considering saving money.

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Local Atmosphere

While situated in the vibrant and fast-paced Silicon Valley, Santa Clara remains a pretty lackluster town, consisting mostly of strip malls and small neighborhoods

Read more: http://collegeprowler.com/santa-clara-university/local-atmosphere/#ixzz1pemxPYxg


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What they don't teach you at Study Abroad Orientation - Iowa State Daily

What they don't teach you at Study Abroad Orientation - Iowa State Daily | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it
What they don't teach you at Study Abroad OrientationIowa State DailyAt Iowa State, if you choose to study abroad, which you should, you will have a helpful and experienced adviser who can answer any question you have about finances and language...
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How to Finance a Study Abroad Experience

How to Finance a Study Abroad Experience | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it
A study abroad experience could be the trip of a lifetime for college students. To finance a study abroad experience, college students have to do their research and get creative. (How to Finance a Study Abroad Experience!
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Google Street View explores Santa Clara University's 110 acre campus | abc7news.com

Google Street View explores Santa Clara University's 110 acre campus | abc7news.com | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it
The Google Street View cameras were clicking away at Santa Clara University on Thursday afternoon.
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Weighing The Benefits Of Studying Abroad - NPR

Weighing The Benefits Of Studying Abroad - NPR | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it
Weighing The Benefits Of Studying AbroadNPRCollege students are often urged to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad.
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Study in United States

Study in United States | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it

Key Facts:

 

Population: 308,745,538

Currency: United States Dollar $ USD

Time zones: GMT -5 to GMT -10

Drive on the: right

International dialing code: +1

Official Language: English

Capital City: Washington DC

Major Cities: New York City; Boston; Los Angeles

Big Mac: $1.50

Half liter/pint of beer: $3.10

Can of Coke: $1.40

Bottle of 1.5l Water $1.60

20 Cigarettes: $5.80

Cinema Ticket: $9.30

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Pros and Cons of Studying the United States

Pros: 

+ Large number of highly reputable universities

+ Well resourced private and public universities

+ Streamlined online admissions processes

+ Generally high quality campus support services for international students

+ English language-based

+ Strong employment opportunities

+ Many scholarships and financial aid for international students

 

Cons: 

- High tuition fees

- Low acceptance rate for international students

- Tough student visa requirements

- Difficult post-study visa situation for employment

- High competition for places on top courses

- High crime rate in some areas

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Is English Not Your First Language? You'll Need To Take the TOEFL

Is English Not Your First Language? You'll Need To Take the TOEFL | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it

The TOEFL test is designed for non-native English speakers hoping to study abroad, at undergraduate and postgraduate level at universities around the world. It consists of Reading, listening, and writing. 

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Things to do in Santa Clara: Check out 15 Santa Clara Attractions

Things to do in Santa Clara: Check out 15 Santa Clara Attractions | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it

Top 15 things to do in Santa Clara, these are must on your to-do list during your stay! 

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Best Santa Clara, CA Beaches - Best Beaches in Santa Clara

Best Santa Clara, CA Beaches - Best Beaches in Santa Clara | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it

You're going to California... here are the best beaches to visit! 

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Santa Clara University - Campus Dining

Santa Clara University - Campus Dining | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it

In-depth facts and statistics on Campus Dining at Santa Clara. Here you can find student favorites and all the restaurants that are in the area. 

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Total Cost of an SCU Exchange Student

Total Cost of an SCU Exchange Student | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it

For the 2012-2013 academic year:


Tuition: $40,572
Room & Board: $12,276 (on campus)
Books, Transportation, & Personal: $5,000 (estimated)

 

For advice to financial aid and scholarships see this website. 

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10 college courses that didn't exist 10 years ago | USA TODAY ...

10 college courses that didn't exist 10 years ago | USA TODAY ... | Exchange Student Newspaper Santa Clara University | Scoop.it
Santa Clara University offers an interesting class called "Joys of Garbage" maybe an interesting class to take while studying abroad!
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