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Introduction
Frequently asked questions and general information - useful information from the U.S. Embassy in Berne:
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  • Study in the U.S.
    How does the system work?
    The American Education System has major differences compared to the education systems found in continental Europe and in Switzerland specifically.
    Understanding the American education system:
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  • www.studyusa.com
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  • www.usastudyguide.com
    Major public and private education sites in the USA:
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  • Accredited Online College Degree Programs
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  • Accredited Schools Online
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  • Affordable Colleges Online
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  • International Student Resource Center
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  • Online Accounting Degree Programs
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  • Online Colleges Database
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  • U.S. Department of Education
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  • U.S. Department of State – Your guide to U.S. higher education
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  • U.S. Network for Education Information
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  • USA Study Guide
    Which program to choose?
    Business schools / MBA
    BusinessWeek Online offers comprehensive information on U.S. business schools:
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  • www.businessweek.com
    Discover Business Degrees: In-Depth Education Resource
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  • www.discoverbusiness.us
    Business school rankings and top-programs can be found under:
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  • Top Full-time and Executive MBA programs
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  • Top General Executive Education Programs
    Swiss Association of MBAs:
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  • SAMBA - Swiss Association of MBAs
    Independent and high quality information source regarding MBA admissions:
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  • www.thembatour.com
    Technical studies, Ph.D.s and other advanced studies
    How to select a good Program
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  • International Student Guide
    Top Schools
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  • Best Graduate Schools
    Graduate programs by disciplines
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  • GradSchools.com
    Graduate school search
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  • Graduate School and Programs
    Undergraduate courses
    Undergraduate school search
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  • School Guides
    High school student exchange programs
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  • AFS
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  • ASSE
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  • EF Educational First – Live college campus life - EF style
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  • Global Youth Exchange
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  • Youth for Understanding (YFU)
    English language programs in the USA
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  • U.S. Department of State - Office of English Language Programs
    List of programs by State
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  • Study in the USA
    Rankings
    Although not without controversy, rankings are an important aspect of the U.S. education system. Rankings can help you to get a first indication which program to choose. However, be careful and check at least several ranking sources.
    U.S. News
    U.S. News provides comprehensive rankings across all graduate disciplines.
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  • U.S. News - Best Graduate Schools
    Further ranking sites
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  • Graduate Schools Admission
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  • Graduate Schools, phDs.org
    How to get admitted?
    Application Procedure
    Application procedures will depend on education type and school. Introductions can be found under following links:
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  • General application procedures
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  • MBA application procedures
    Acceptance Rates
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  • Acceptance Rate - Details on Colleges and Universities
    Admission Test
    For most U.S. graduate schools you will have to complete several standardized admission tests. Those most commonly used are:
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  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
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  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
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  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    Student Visa
    To study in the USA you will need a student visa:
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  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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  • U.S. Immigration
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  • Study in US - Information about Studying Abroad in US
    What does it cost?
    Paying your education may need careful planning. U.S. Education costs (http://www.studyusa.com) may be as high as $50'000 annually for tuition and living.

    There are many resources for loans, grants or scholarships you can apply to in order to finance your studies. The following is a non-exhaustive list for financing resources.
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  • Grants for the USA - Fulbright
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  • Grants for the USA - Medicus
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  • Swiss government grants
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  • Swiss-American Society
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  • General list of financial aid resources in the U.S. - Switzerland
    What are the benefits?
    Why study in the USA?
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  • Study in the USA
    Who's hiring MBAs
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  • 100 Top MBA Employers (FORTUNE MAGAZIN)
    MBA ROI calculator
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  • Business School Calculator (Forbes.com)
    Universities
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  • Berkeley University
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  • Brown University
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  • Columbia University
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  • Harvard University
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  • John F. Kennedy School of Government: Harvard University
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  • Princeton University
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  • Stanford University
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  • University of Michigan
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  • Yale University
    U.S. Alumni Organizations
    You may also consider contacting alumni of U.S. graduate programs to get a more personal feeling on the programs and its benefits. There are several Swiss Alumni Clubs of Top Business Schools, which could help you to establish a contact.
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  • Harvard Club of Switzerland
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  • Kellogg
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  • M.I.T. (Sloan School of Management)
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  • University of Michigan
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  • Wharton