Applying to a Foreign University

Gadi Slade, an investment analyst for Capital Group in New York, handles cable, pay TV, and telecom investments on such continents as Africa and Europe. Born in Israel, Gadi Slade held a long-time dream of attending a university in the United States and he made this dream reality when he enrolled at Stanford University. He went on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School as well.

When applying to a foreign college or university, you should focus on applying to at least three institutions rather than just one. This ensures you have a couple of backup options if your first choice doesn’t work out. However, you shouldn’t apply to too many institutions. Since most universities have a required application fee, applying to 10 or 20 schools can quickly become expensive. Stay within your budget when applying to both foreign and domestic schools and make sure you only apply to the institutions that offer the specific areas of study that interest you and where you meet all of the academic requirements.

Once you have done the necessary research you can begin the application process. This process is a bit different when applying to foreign schools, as you must have all the necessary paperwork, including test scores, grades, and reference letters, translated into the official language of the country in which you’re applying. To ensure you have adequate time to do this, it is best to begin the application process about six months in advance.

Further, many universities have online application systems to make the process easier for both foreign and domestic applicants. Follow the exact steps required for the specific system you are working through and begin by applying to your top choice first. By following the steps outlined here, you can increase your chances of acceptance.


Hidden Gems in Tel Aviv


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Pri-Or Photohouse, Zalmania

Gadi Slade, an investment analyst for Capital Group, covers pay TV, cable, and telecom in numerous international territories, including Canada and Africa. Born in Haifa, Israel, Gadi Slade spent most of his childhood living in Tel Aviv, and he still has great memories of his experiences in the city.

Despite being a popular tourist destination, Tel Aviv still protects many hidden gems that visitors often overlook. Below are a few of the city’s underrated sites and attractions:

Visit Zalmania: also known as the Pri-Or Photohouse, Zalmania is the oldest photography shop in Israel. It was established in 1940 and houses one of the largest photography archives in the entire country. Visitors can also buy gifts, photographs, and books at the family-owned and operated shop.

Neve Tzedek: this Tel Aviv neighborhood offers a unique blend of history and shopping. Known as one of the quaintest neighborhoods in the city, visitors have numerous opportunities to learn about the area’s history, explore its many cultural and religious centers, and walk through its unique boutiques.

The Gordon Pool: built over five decades ago, the Gordon Pool can be enjoyed between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. Located at Gordon Beach, this Olympic-sized pool is unique because it is filled with seawater. Every day, water is pumped in from a mile off shore to fill the pool up after having been drained the previous day.

Eligibility Requirements for Phi Beta Kappa Society Membership

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Phi Beta Kappa

Gadi Slade, an investment analyst for Capital Group, holds an MBA from Harvard University and bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering and psychology from Stanford University. During his time as an undergraduate, Gadi Slade was invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Established in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa recognizes excellence within the liberal arts and sciences. Students are eligible to join if they have completed at least 75 percent of their required undergraduate credits.

In addition, students must complete at least one course in college-level statistics, math, or logic, and this course must present information associated with the liberal arts and sciences. Eligible students also must possess a solid understanding of a non-native language. When admitting students to Phi Beta Kappa, the organization places additional weight on students’ depth of study within a liberal arts and sciences field.

An Introduction to REITs


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Financial professional Gadi Slade operates as an investment analyst with the Capital Group in New York City. As such, Gadi Slade has overseen a wide range of telecommunications investments and real estate investment trusts (REITs) in Europe and Latin America.

In finance, a REIT refers to a company that owns or provides financing for real estate. REITs function similarly to mutual funds in that they enable a wide variety of investors to achieve regular income streams and long-term capital appreciation. Investors typically purchase stock in a REIT, which then uses the capital to invest in income-producing real estate.

REITs typically fall into one of two categories: equity or mortgage. As the name suggests, mortgage REITs focus primarily on mortgage securities of residential or commercial real estate. Equity REITs deal mostly with real estate they already own, generating income by collecting rent and selling properties in the long term.

REITs offer a high degree of diversification, enabling investors to overcome the fluctuations of the broader stock market. Investors also enjoy stable income streams from REITs, as well as the option to buy and sell shares in REITs.

Israeli-American Council’s Annual National Conference


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Israeli-American Council

An investment analyst for Capital Group, Gadi Slade handles cable, telecom, and pay TV in investment activities. A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School, he was born and grew up in Israel before immigrating to the United States. Dedicated to staying active within the Israeli-American community, Gadi Slade is affiliated with the Israeli-American Council (IAC).

As part of its efforts to establish an Israeli-American community and strengthen the bond between the peoples of Israel and the U.S., the IAC hosts a national conference every year. Held over several days, this conference brings together political figures, community leaders, journalists, and industry experts who are passionate about uniting the Jewish and Israeli-American communities.

Through the IAC National Conference, participants are given the opportunity to analyze Israel as a nation-state, the Israeli-American and Jewish peoplehood, and the Israeli and Jewish identity of new generations. This is done through numerous workshops, panels, and discussions held during the event.

Since 2014, the IAC National Conference has grown from 750 participants to over 2,000 and is comprised of several hundred students, young professionals, and speakers. The event has welcomed such prominent guests as Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Dennis Ross, and Congressman Brad Sherman.

The 2017 IAC National Conference is scheduled to take place in Washington, DC, between November 3 and November 6, 2017.