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Make Your Studies Pay off! Hangout with McNeese State University to Learn How!

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

The Google Hangout will be held at 8:30 am EST on Thursday, May 5th, 2016. Sign up for the event!  Wondering which University programs will offer big rewards later? You can learn how, right here! Join InternationalStudent.com as we partner up with Preble Girard, Director of International Programs at McNeese State University for this free and […]




Make The Most from Your Summer Vacation

Posted on April 29th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

After studying for exams late at night, working long hours writing papers, and doing more than your share of a group project, you deserve a summer break! Students in the U.S. relish their summers as a time to relax and not fret about all of their school responsibilities. If you’re spending your summer in the […]




7 Rules for Keeping in Touch

Posted on April 25th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Going back home for summer break or after graduation is exciting!  You get to see your family and friends again, eat your favorite local meals and remember where it is that you came from. While you’re getting back into the swing of things back home, don’t forget to keep in touch with your new friends […]




America’s Favorite Foods (Yum!)

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

The United States has always been a melting pot of cultures, so it makes sense that the food would follow suit! Over the years, recipes from around the world have been heavily improvised with different ingredients and processes to create a hodgepodge of American culinary cuisine. Not to sell the United States short, there are […]




Earth Day Fun: Four Easy Ways to Repurpose Around Your Dorm

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Don’t forget that Earth Day is this Friday! As an international student, now is the ideal time to start thinking about how you can help the world we all share by learning to reduce, reuse and recycle. To help you get into the swing of things, this Earth Day we thought that it would be fun […]




Reasons Why You Should Volunteer This Summer!

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

As international students you have so many great opportunities to get involved in your community! Volunteering is a fun way for you to gain new skills, meet people, and expose yourself to different environments that you normally would not be used to. Here are reasons why you should volunteer this summer, regardless if you’ve chosen […]




Dating Your Future Career

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Not ready to commit to a single career path quite yet? Don’t worry, it’s normal. As an international student it’s easy to feel pressured to choose your college major early and work constantly towards achieving your dreams, but choosing a path and sticking to it isn’t always that easy.  Luckily you’ve already taken a huge leap […]




How to Make the Most out of Your Summer Internship

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

Regardless if you’ve already landed a great summer internship or if you are still searching for the perfect opportunity, an internship can easily help you advance to the next step in your professional career. As an international student, the most important thing is what you take away from the internship: more confidence, new skills, valuable […]




Things to Consider Before the End of the School Year

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

As summer draws near, that also means that the end of the school year is coming to a close. Although the idea of visiting home, having an internship or sitting by the pool might sound exciting, there are also a lot of items you need to add to your “to-do” list before you can relax […]




An International Guide for Filing US Taxes – presented by Sprintax

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

It’s that time of year again, taxes! Let’s face it, filing taxes is stressful, especially if this is your first time filling one in the US. If you are like most international students, you’re probably wondering why you need to file and exactly where to begin. That’s why we’ve partnered with Sprintax, to guide you […]