GCA Blog Posts

Study in Germany Research University versus University of Applied Sciences

Find out about the two most common types of universities that you will encounter when researching German universities: Research Universities (Universitäten) and Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen). Each serves different educational needs and career goals, catering to a diverse range of students. Read on to find out more about their differences.

Study in Germany - University research

June to July 15th is your time to apply to German universities. If you are just starting out with your university research, we have you covered. Get a quick two-minute introduction with our video on how to start researching German universities and international study programs at German universities.

Three GCA Webinars in June to get you thinking about getting your undergraduate degree abroad. 1-College Abroad, 2-Study in Germany 101, 3-Meet & Greet with Deggendorf Institute of Technology


Applying for financial aid is an important step in the U.S. college application process. But what is the FAFSA and what is the CSS Profile? And, what about the changes to the new 2024-2025 FAFSA? Learn more in our primer on financial aid applications and find 10 Facts about the new simplified FAFSA form which is expected to be released at the end of December 2023.

GCA visiting Radboud University in Netherlands

When I visited Radboud in May, students and faculty were getting ready for the first of many events this year celebrating the university's centenary. The festivities culminated on October 17th, 2023, with Radboud celebrating a century of academic excellence, groundbreaking research, and a commitment to nurturing the leaders of tomorrow. International students can choose from 14 different English-taught Bachelor’s and 117 English-taught Master’s degree programs. 

Netherlands Top study destination for International Students

Study in the Netherlands: A Top Choice for International Students. - Unlocking the Appeal of Studying in the Netherlands - A Hub for English-Taught Bachelor's Programs and Innovative Education with Affordable Tuition. Overall, a smart choice for international students. Read more and about the Dutch application process right here in this post.

GCA Visit to USC - Global College Advisers

The picture might be deceiving but no, I did not make a quick trip to Italy but rather just went to the USC counselor conference in Los Angeles. With an overall student population of 49,500 and about 21,000 undergraduates, USC is one of the largest private universities in the USA. Students can choose from over 200 majors and can get special advising if they declare a pre-professional interest in pre-med, pre-law, pre-health, and pre-teaching. Read on to learn more about USC

Go on a College Visit with GCA - Last week we checked out the University of California Riverside (UCR). Read more about what we learned and saw. From the one-of-a-kind Creative Writing Major to UCR's Medical School, the AACSB-accredited Business School and the ABET-accredited Engineering School, and much more...

CommonApp and UC Application open

The application season for fall 2024 has officially begun, as both the Common App and the UC application have opened their portals for prospective students. Now is the perfect time to kickstart your college application journey and set yourself on the path to your dream university. So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Common App website or the UC application website, and start by creating your account today.