Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Medical Studies Abroad

Originally published in Hindustan Times Education section

I get a lot of questions about medical studies abroad. Whether it is for residencies or questions about undergraduate medicine courses, the fact is that these are difficult to answer because the system of medical education in India is, in many ways, very different from the rest of the world. 

Interview Prep Part 2

Originally Published in Hindustan Times Education section

A few weeks ago I wrote a column about preparing for interviews. After talking to a few people who have gone through the process, I realize that my advice needs some more detail. Here are some specific questions that you might expect in college, MBA or scholarship interviews.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The Red Pen College Tours!


We're hitting the road!

Join us as we explore colleges on the
West and East Coasts of the United States. 

US university tours custom-designed for Indian applicants
Departures in May and in June 2014
An open mind and a sense of adventure

The Red PenIndia's premier boutique university admissions advising service, is pleased to announce US college tours this summer in conjunction with Thomas Cook India. The tours are ideal for Indian students who are considering undergraduate studies in America.

On this Travel & Learn Program, The Red Pen's experienced counsellors, Kim Dixit and Kavita Mehta, will accompany students on campus tours, arrange admissions information sessions and facilitate meetings with current students to give a first-hand experience of campus life at some of America’s most popular institutions. Kim and Kavita will also address unique issues faced by Indian applicants during tailored workshops before, during and after the tour. 

Two tour itineraries are being offered - the West Coast and the East Coast.  The dates are continuous - making it easy to participate in one or both tours.

  • On the West Coast check out Stanford University, University of Southern California, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Santa Barbara, California Polytechnic State University and the Claremont Colleges. West Coast Tours start on May 10 and June 7.
  • On the East Coast visit Harvard University, MIT, Boston University, New York University, Columbia University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Amherst College, University of Massachusetts, Drexel University, Swarthmore College and Rutgers University. East Coast Tours start on May 20 and June 17.
*Note, specific institutions are subject to change. 
Check out the brochure for more details.  Space is limited! To reserve your spot, call 022-6609-1212 or email travel&