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The first complete reference book available to anyone aspiring to study in the United States, Wanna Study in the U.S.? provides an invaluable combination of insight and information unavailable in any other single source.
Whether you are years away from commencing a U.S. degree or weeks away from mailing in your application, you will find this book to be a tremendous help. The book provides a comparison of the American system of education with that of other countries; its tips offer detailed, practical advice ranging from how to collect American college credits while you are still in school to editing each line of your essay to make it word perfect. A section on scholarships provides critical details on financial aid, while the section on visas sheds light on a major concern for most applicants. The book also contains an application dateline and a list of resources on the web. Included is an interview with Stanford University's Associate Director of MBA admissions as well as an interview with a former student member of the Harvard Admissions Committee.
Written by an author who has first-hand experience of premier institutions in the U.S., U.K., and India, this book is solid in its substance yet light in its style. It offers a wealth of information that will brighten any applicant's future.
About the Author
Natasha Pratap received a scholarship to pursue her B.A. in English at Stanford University. Through Stanford's highly competitive overseas programs, she spent her junior year at Oxford University, England. After her undergraduate studies, Natasha was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Cambridge Bursary and obtained a Law degree from the University of Cambridge, England. She further pursued a Masters in creative writing through a teaching fellowship granted by Boston University in the United States.
As an undergraduate at Stanford, Natasha published her first short story in Our Feet Walk the Sky, an anthology of works by women of the South Asian Diaspora. The story, 'Parvati,' is now taught in courses at American universities.
At Downing College, Cambridge, Natasha won the John Treherne Prize for creative writing for two consecutive years. The stories she wrote were published in The May Anthology, 1996, an annual collection of the best writing from Oxbridge.
Natasha has also written articles for leading publications such as the Asian Wall Street Journal, the Economic Times, the Times of India, the Indian Express, Mid-day, Verve, Man's World and Elle. She has independently designed and taught a course in creative writing to undergraduates at Boston University. After internships at law firms and magazines in New York, she returned to India in 1999 to head the content team of a youth portal.
Natasha currently runs WAO, Words for Any Occasion, a niche boutique offering creative writing services and customised writing workshops for organizations such as Lowe-Lintas and Hindustan Lever Limited.