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How International Students Can Determine if Greek Life is Right for Them

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by Anum Yoon

The college experience in America is often based around Greek life, especially in media and pop culture. In movies and TV shows, fraternities and sororities are often shown as giant groups of college students throwing parties and being irresponsible. That’s the stereotype that many people hold when they think about Greek life. However, when deciding […]




Study ESL at the Computer Systems Institute

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

The ESL Academy is a division of Computer Systems Institute (CSI). Immersion while formally studying a language allows students to immediately use new language skills and vocabulary words in the real world, which helps to create a more effective learning environment. Students at CSI learn native usage of the English language and become comfortable speaking […]




Places to See and Things to Do in New Hampshire

Posted on June 20th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

If you are a fan of the great outdoors, you will be a huge fan of our list! New Hampshire may be known for having quaint towns and a peaceful atmosphere, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t adventure to be found in the Granite State. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil atmosphere or an adrenaline […]




3 Transfer Problems International Students Should Look Out For

Posted on June 17th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

For many people, the chance to study abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Although it has clear advantages and will certainly give you memories you’ll never forget, there are a few things to be aware of whether you are already in the United States to study or thinking about going there soon. Specifically, they relate to […]




What You Need to Know About Academic Capability and Your F1 Visa Approval

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re trying to get your F1 visa then you know there’s a lot of work involved and the US government will evaluate all aspects of your life before granting you one. Many students wonder how their academics will play a role in that approval, mostly out of fear that their scores aren’t enough to […]




Public Relations Degree for a Job in the Entertainment Industry

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Students looking for careers in creative writing for entertainment should check out public relations! Public relations for entertainment in the US is a complex web of promotion and crisis management with many opportunities for international students. You could find yourself dressed as a superhero making a promotional appeal for the latest comic book movie adaptation; […]




How to Save Money on Computers and Binders for College

Posted on June 6th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

As an international student, you know first hand how expensive a quality education can be. Between paying for tuition,  textbooks, paper, highlighters, and at least 50 other random necessities your wallet can feel pretty empty. Luckily, we’ve got some great ideas to help you save money on computers and binders for college! Computers Having access to a computer is imperative […]




Tips on Dating in the US

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

When you become an international inside the US part of the experience will include the new people you meet- including any love interests that come about. If you’re considering dating while studying in the US it’s important to make sure you’re familiar with a few standard protocol items within the dating world before you venture […]




Should you Pursue a Graduate Degree?

Posted on May 30th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Whether you’ve just graduated with your bachelor’s degree or you’re debating on heading back to school years after you’ve obtained your bachelor’s degree, the option to pursue a graduate degree can be a tempting one when you’re wanting to find ways to leverage your career. However, there are a few items that might have you […]




Stay on Top of your Online Class

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

Taking a college class online or earning an online degree in the comfort of your own home sounds practical, and like it would allow you to relax and stay on top of your online class- but is it really? Although the idea sounds great in theory, taking an online class is still taking a college […]