At first, I was lost, I was petrified...Until I came across the UNIcq comprehensive site guide!
First and foremost: ARE YOU
a) A prospective international student*?
b) A current international student* in the US or an Alum?
c) An affiliate (e.g. spouse/parent of prospective/current student* etc.)
d) An international student society/group in a US college?
e) A corporate entity that is interested in exploring advertising/partnerships with us?
*We define student loosely as someone seeking academic studies, whether full-time, part-time, as an exchange, as a researcher etc. at both the undergraduate and graduate and/or professional levels (e.g. MBA, Law, Med etc.).
A) Prospective International Student
Welcome to UNIcq! We hope that our free resources will help you in your application journey, and then adjust to the US thereafter. You should really check out:
UNIverse: The Community Site.
Unite: Tired of randomly emailing international student societies or messaging students on Facebook etc. and getting no responses? Sick of trying to find seniors in the US colleges you want to apply to without much success? Cannot stand the messiness and often-unverified resources on forums???
Then join our growing community of internationals along their UNIcq academic journeys, meet fellow applicants, and bond with mentors and alumni from your country who can address your specific questions. Current students and alumni MUST have a .edu email to sign up, so no more guessing if the person you are talking to on a forum is a REAL student, or just a creepy person who is giving all kinds of misleading and wrong advice! JOINING TAKES 5 SECONDS - JUST DO IT:)
Urate: Our community of experienced seniors from Yale, UC Berkeley and beyond curate, rate and review the most critical information YOU need. What is the best from SAT/GRE/GMAT Test prep sites? What is the most popular College search tool? Where can I find the most comprehensive International Scholarship databases? Find out here!
Ushare: Want to hear from successful seniors who have been there and GOT IN? Want to know what college life is like in the US from real internationals just like you? Want to share YOUR unique story and journey? What are you waiting for? Get over there immediately!
UNIquest: We provide a clear roadmap of the US application process, pack it with all kinds of helpful information and make it fun at the same time: launching soon!
UNICoach: At UNIcq, we understand the application journey can be a painful process: we have been through it! Sometimes you need a little more help with questions like “ How do I find the colleges that are right for me? Does my essay showcase my unique character, achievements and dreams? Yet, many unethical, unreliable agents/consultants out there take hard earned money and do not deliver on their promises, or deliver in unethical ways.
With UNICoach, we are committed to finding, listing and verifying the most credible admission consultants, test prep companies and private tutors out there for you at NO charge to YOU, the student. Yes! This service is free for students. We do not ever want our students to be cheated or misled. That is our UNIcq promise. Find the best consultant/tutor for you HERE.
B) A Current International Student* or an Alum
Welcome to UNIcq! As international students ourselves, we know how important it is to have the most credible, relevant and comprehensive information to maximize your success. But you will see that we did not stop at the application process - because life is not just about getting into a college! So check out:
UNIverse: The Community Site.
Unite: Are you trying to meet more fellow countrymen/women at your college or even in other US colleges? Want to know how many other Austrians/Indians/Singporeans (insert your country-ians) etc. are studying at Harvard/UC Riverside/Insert College Name?
Then join our growing community of internationals along their UNIcq academic journeys, discover and meet fellow peers, seniors and alums around you in the US or even abroad. Expand your network and never have to pay for accommodations when you travel around the US again*! (*assumes everyone you meet is nice and has a couch to lend) JOINING TAKES 5 SECONDS - JUST DO IT:)
Urate: Join our mentors in sharing your wisdom. Perhaps YOU know the best US airline to fly. Maybe you have compiled a list of go-to, absolute favorite online US shopping sites. Friends always ask you where to get the best dining deals, or which website allows you to watch movies at the lowest cost. Want to know whether others share the same thoughts, or have more awesome suggestions that you never knew existed? Find out here!
Ushare: Read useful articles by other members, or share your experiences and gain a following of your own! Get blogging now.
C) An Affiliate (e.g. spouse/parent of prospective/current student* etc.)
Welcome to UNIcq! We welcome spouses and parents of international students, because we know how critically important you are to the student's well-being, and how much you can contribute to the community!
Join fellow spouses/parents in Unite, our supportive community of genuine internationals, read true stories and blog about your experiences being an affiliate in Ushare and finally, check out Urate, our ratings and review section for the best websites/products for yourself, your spouse or your child!
In addition, if you are a wonderful, pro-active parent (which is why you are reading this now), you can also search for the admission consultant/tutor that can help your child maximize his/her chances at getting into his/her dream college in UNICoach.
D) An International Student Society/Group in a US college?
Welcome to UNIcq! We are happy to list your society/group and have you share your organization, activities, and events through Ushare! Just sign up HERE.