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How to Remember Your Experience as an International Student

Posted on August 29th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being in a foreign place while studying abroad is exciting, with all of its new sights, sounds, smells and tastes. These are things that you’ll never want to forget, and as time goes on you’ll want to reflect back on and reminisce. Sometimes when we experience so many new things in such a condensed period of [...]

5 Reasons to Become a Commercial Airline Pilot

Posted on August 26th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

International students who study aviation in the United States have a number of career options available to them. They might choose to become flight instructors, private pilots, or commercial airline pilots. Working as a commercial airline pilot has many perks. Here are some of the best: Salary According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in [...]

Get Blown Away By This US Slang Guide

Posted on August 24th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you are an international student wanting to come to the U.S. to hit the books (study) or if you are already here, you have probably already noticed that sometimes your American friends say things that throw you off (confuse you).  Like other countries we have developed a list of casual US slang words. While this is great [...]

Why You Should Study at Full Sail University

Posted on August 22nd, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Full Sail University was founded in 1979 in Dayton, Ohio as Full Sail Recording Workshop. The school relocated to Winter Park, Florida the following year, changing its name to Full Sail University. The school quickly grew to include programs in film, design, show production, games, animation, web design. Since its founding, Full Sail University has [...]

Announcing the International Student Photo Contest Winners

Posted on August 19th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The entire month of July we received hundreds of great photos from students around the world who studied abroad- all who had the desire to share their best international photo with the hope of becoming one of the top three winners. Although difficult, our judges were able to narrow down the over 400 entries to [...]

How to Cohabitate with your Roommate and Merge Personal Styles

Posted on August 17th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

College offers students many first time opportunities—the first time moving away from home, the first time facing new and unknown situations and often and for many, the first time living with a roommate. Moving in with a roommate can present many unique challenges, including combining personal décor styles to create a comfortable home for all. [...]

Funding Your Education in the US

Posted on August 16th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Sixty-three percent of international students rely on personal or family support in order to fund their US education. Because international students are not eligible for federal aid and pay out of state tuition at many schools, they generally end up paying more for their education than their domestic peers. If they find that personal and family [...]

Healthcare in the USA Video Launch

Posted on August 14th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

International Student Insurance is thrilled to announce the launch of their new video designed to help international students to better understand healthcare in the USA. The video focuses on a number of areas, including how to prepare for your arrival in the US, how the US healthcare system works, and how and where you should [...]

Students Experience the US Free with CCI Greenheart

Posted on August 13th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Since 1985 students from around the world have relied on CCI Greenheart to provide them with a one of a kind cultural exchange experience. This year, seven individuals were granted the opportunity to participate in CCI Greenheart’s Summer Work and Travel program- for free! Through the newly established CCI Greenheart Ambassador Scholarship, these seven individuals [...]

An Affordable Night Out

Posted on August 8th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

With summer break coming to an end, it’s important to take full advantage of the few remaining nights out on the town that are available. There are a lot of great ideas that will work into a student budget but are also fun. Depending on what school within the US you are attending college, there [...]