Undergraduate Success Stories

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Choosing the right university for your undergraduate is an important decision that prepares the path for your future career. We assist students in making the right choice for their university and their degree. These are their success stories.

I have wanted to study abroad since age eight when I learnt that my grandfather had been to Harvard. This interest stayed with me throughout my years in the French education system. For some people, that urge comes slowly, and for some it has been there since the beginning, wrapping itself around plans and dreams, shaping them like we hope our choices in school will shape our future. Those of us who have a traveler’s heart know the feeling.

I contacted Global Education Experience with no idea of what exactly it was I wanted to study abroad, and half-baked ideas of schools and locations – none of which included the school I ended up attending. I had some thoughts as to what I might be interested in, based on my preferred school subjects at the time, but none that I was passionate about. I needed help to turn my abstract ideas into concrete plans.

This is what got me to get in touch with Joumana and her team at Global Education Experience. They listened, for hours, to my mashed up wants and likes and parsed through over a dozen potential degree choices with with me until I found the one that fit. We went over my personal statement over and over again until it was strong enough. Joumana walked me through my application to both English and Canadian schools step-by-step. They did this, and they did it splendidly, and it matters.


I am where I want to be now, and while I know to thank myself for it, I could not have gotten there without the help of the people at Global Education Experience.


But the thing I remember most about the experience of working with all of them, and most specifically with Joumana, was the care they put into my case—and into my person. I felt safe talking to them about dreams and personal tidbits of my life. It seems simple, and trivial in the grand scheme of getting admitted into college, but I have found that this kind of pedagogy and genuine kindness is paradoxically rare in education professionals, and too often seen as less important than cold hard results. Joumana, almost immediately, instills trust and confidence, and she gave me the space to ask for what I really wanted, and to figure out what that was exactly. This isn’t something I wish to gloss over by talking about the practical process. It mattered to me; it matters to children (and adults) like me. It matters that, in what was possibly the most stressful times of my life (because whether or not your case is perfect, applying to college is nerve wracking in many ways, and doing so in the middle of exams is even more so), I knew that the person accompanying me was someone I could put my trust into. I can’t imagine how I could have gone through it if I hadn’t had someone who supported me emotionally, in small but significant ways, as well as practically.

I am where I want to be now, and while I know to thank myself for it, I could not have gotten there without the help of the people at Global Education Experience. I cannot thank them enough. I cannot recommend them enough. What they have to give is what I wish for anyone who is like I was: hopeful and determined and lost, but eager to find someplace to belong.

At the beginning of my senior year I had to start thinking about my future and the universities that I wanted to apply to. I knew exactly what I did not want, but I could not find a program that would allow me to combine my interests in history and political science with the passion of languages that had been sparked in me by my Anglophone mother. I did not want to earn a pure history degree and I did not want to teach languages in the future. Ultimately, and without much conviction, I decided to do the preparation to apply to Sciences Po Paris. I had not really considered the possibility to do my university studies abroad until my mother suggested a plan B, namely studies in England. A friend of the family offered to take me to meet with Joumana, who had previously helped her son to successfully apply to Kings College in London. That is how I met Joumana a few weeks later.

From our first meeting, Joumana managed to help me determine my interests and we narrowed it down to two courses, Political Science and Law and Criminology. The two courses were interesting, but I had no idea of where I wanted to study; whether to go to large city or look for a university campus. During my discussions with her she clearly explained to me the advantages and disadvantages of each of these choices and advised me, based on my personality and my journey, to aim for a campus university rather than a school in London.


I felt accompanied, supported, and encouraged to bring the best out in myself. I was impressed by her professionalism and dynamism and she was available at any time of the day.


We then selected five universities together and Joumana taught me how write my personal statement and walked me through all of the UCAS steps. Her help was invaluable to me. I felt accompanied, supported, and encouraged to bring the best out in myself. I was impressed by her professionalism and dynamism and she was available at any time of the day. I doubt that the results would have been so successful without her help and support.

I was admitted with a conditional offer to all five universities that I applied to. I chose Birmingham as my “firm choice” to pursue a double degree in Law and Criminology. I have been studying here since the beginning of the year and, for the first time in my life, I feel I made the right choice and have no regrets. The experience of an English university campus is just amazing. I have met some fantastic people and created a new family there. It is really exciting for me to have the opportunity to perfect my English and to prepare my future in ideal conditions. I doubt any of this would have been possible without the help from Joumana and Sebastian, who supported me during every step of my application. Picking the right education and university is a difficult choice to make during the year of Terminal, where so much school work needs to be done.

I recommended Joumana to many of my friends and I would recommend her to anyone who wants the help of someone who is calm, professional and knowledgeable about the entire process.

When I decided to apply to universities abroad, my best friend Virgil was also in the process of applying to design schools in New York. After leaving me floundering a few days with this complex issue, he suggested that I get in touch with Joumana and her team at Global Education Experience. It was for me a source of invaluable advice; combining my skills in English, my personality, and studies that interested me, Joumana presented a list of university choices corresponding to my wishes.


I think the key when you want to apply to a university abroad is to understand the expectations of universities and their administrative procedures, something that my family and I were far from being able to understand without the advice of Joumana and her team.


After having selected the right universities, we started the applications. Countless papers to submit, essays to write, questionnaires to fill out; so many constraints that would have certainly made me give up on my project to get an international education if it had not been for the help and support of Joumana.

Besides the difficulties of understanding the application, I think the key when you want to apply to a university abroad is to understand the expectations of universities and their administrative procedures, something that my family and I were far from being able to understand without the advice of Joumana and her team.

I was admitted to all of my universities and I am now at Woodbury University in California, where I am earning a BA in Business. I love my university and my studies and I am thankful to Joumana and her team for helping me make my dream of studying abroad come true.