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What Kind of Architecture Should You Study?

Posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Stephanie Mizener

As you continue your research on where to study architecture in the US there may be questions that jump out at you.  A few questions might include: what is the difference between “Commercial” and “Industrial,” do you really want to narrow your choices down before entering a program, and is “landscape architecture” a good option […]




Navigating your Way Around Campus as a New International Student

Posted on July 30th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

You’ve safely landed in your campus residence hall, unpacked your suitcase, met your residence hall advisor and sifted through a number of fliers you received from the front desk- now what? As a new international student you more than likely have arrived earlier than other students so finding life on campus might be a difficult […]




Working as a Literary Agent

Posted on July 27th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

When people think of agents, they often think of suave, impeccably-suited hotshots wheeling and dealing on movie contracts over in Hollywood. But agents don’t just work for filmmakers! In the world of publishing, those lucky individuals with literary agent jobs get to help authors get their work published. So what is a literary agent and […]




The Importance of Cross Cultural Awareness in Business

Posted on July 20th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Imagine you are part of an advertising campaign for the toothpaste brand Pepsodent. You want to sell your product in a town in Southeast Asia by drawing attention to the whitening aspect of the paste. Later you and your campaign team find out that the local natives chew betel nuts to blacken their teeth. Your […]




Is a cosigner needed for an international student loan?

Posted on July 18th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Is a cosigner needed for an international student loan? The answer is straight forward: yes. Finding a cosigner might sound easy- until you discover they need to meet very specific requirements and that they actually play a role the loan you receive. If you’re not sure what requirements your cosigner needs to meet, or where […]




Study Creative Writing at Columbia University

Posted on July 13th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

If you’re an international student wondering where to study creative writing, there’s a good chance you’ve had your eyes on New York City. And there’s good reason beyond New York’s size, international communities, and artistic prestige, too – there are some fantastic schools there! One of the best schools for creative writing anywhere is New […]




How Travel Insurance Could Save Your Summer Vacation

Posted on July 10th, 2015 by Sutherland Beever

Even though buying travel insurance won’t be nearly as much fun as choosing new snorkeling equipment for a deep sea adventure this summer, it may just save your vacation! Most travelers don’t consider that the health insurance plan they use at home likely won’t provide coverage around the world, so any medical bills that arise […]




Taking a Class on Shakespeare when Studying Literature

Posted on July 6th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

Students who study literature spend a lot of time reading and analyzing many different types of literary writing. While the guidelines are not exact, different literature programs will often cover very similar topics, at least among their required courses. One of the most common literature courses is a course on the most famous of English-language […]




8 Things to do the Month before Studying in the US

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

The month before you head to the US is full of excitement (and stress). To help make your preparations run as smooth as possible, here are eight things you need to keep in mind before you jump on a plane. 1. The only thing worse than being stranded at the airport is being stranded and […]




Tips for Making a Good Impression at your Internship

Posted on June 29th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Internships are an important part of the education process and they serve as a jumping off point into a professional career. Internships are a great way to network with and meet professionals, gain experience in the film industry and potentially turn your unpaid internship into a full time job. If you want to make a […]