International Applicants

conquering cultural hurdles

For international candidates, applying to graduate school presents its own set of challenges, everything from language barriers and geographical distance to cultural differences and lifestyle norms. Above all, the application itself requires an understanding of cultural nuance in areas such as overall strategy, essay construction, content balance and the relative weight of test scores. Maxx Associates has facilitated cross-border opportunities for clients in dozens of countries on six continents.

Maxx Associates provides assistance to international applicants in the following areas:

  • Understanding each MBA program’s underlying philosophy
  • Shaping application materials according to programs’ goals and mission
  • Presenting content relevant to diversity and international experience
  • Writing essays with international considerations in mind
  • Achieving authenticity, subtlety and depth in essays and elsewhere
  • Deconstructing and transcending cultural idioms

Graduate schools welcome applicants from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds, but they do not always make it easy. If you are ready to meet the unique challenges facing international applicants, Maxx Associates is ready to help.