Marty Bennett

Marty Bennett is an award-winning international educator with a career spanning 25 years. Since graduating with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Marquette University, Marty has directed international admissions efforts at five different institutions in the United States and England and traveled to recruit prospective students and their parents in 70 different countries. Additionally, his significant time with EducationUSA (the U.S. Department of State’s network of advising centers in 170 countries), British Council, and CollegeWeekLive provides a unique blend of experience with the complex world of international student mobility.


GaoKao options for Chinese students

GaoKao Acceptance Growing at U.S. Universities

Chinese students have more options than ever before If you are in your final year of high school in China, chances are very good that you will soon be taking the gaokao exams. Last year nearly 10 million students took the gaokao....
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Getting a U.S. Student Visa

Nuts and Bolts: What are the steps to take to get a U.S. student visa? For international students hoping to come to the United States for studies, the student visa is essential. Many hear stories about the complicated application process...
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Will I Be Welcome in the United States? Yes!

Studying in the U.S. has been a dream of countless international students for years. Since the start of the 20th century, the United States has been welcoming overseas students to its colleges and universities. Today, over one million students from...

Finding funds for your university studies: what are the options?

Let’s face it, university in the United States is expensive. According to the College Board, in 2018-19 the average costs (tuition and fees plus room and board) for public four-year institutions for out-of-state students is $37,430/year, while a private four...
Can international students get financial aid at U.S. colleges and universities?

Decoding STEM Majors: What are they and why should you care?

Over the last twenty years, U.S. colleges and universities have dramatically expanded their STEM academic programs to prepare graduates for careers in increasingly technical and scientific-based areas of employment. As many students and their parents decide on what career paths...
Saudi Arabian students who were pulled from Canadian universities are welcome to study in the United States.

Finding your needle in a haystack of U.S. college choices

When you think of a haystack, do you see rolling fields of farm with large piles of hay dotting the landscape. These haystacks are two to three-meter-high mounds of dried grass used as food for farm animals (e.g. cows, horses)....
Can someone please explain March Madness to me?

Can someone please explain March Madness to me?

As many international students in the United States have experienced, something strange happens this time of year. A peculiar mania known as March Madness descends on college campuses. Could it be the pressure of midterm exams, assignments or papers that...
Football fans at home watching, cheering. Super Bowl game on television.

What’s So Super About the Super Bowl?

Everyone knows what a bowl of soup or ice cream is. And in your home country, you might enjoy a bowl of congee or dhokla. But what does everyone on campus mean by a "Super Bowl"? The Super Bowl is...