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Inside Look at International Business Courses in the US

Posted on September 30th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

You may have a pretty good idea of what standard business coursework looks like. There are classes on accounting, management, human resources, etc. But what about international business? When you study international business in the US your coursework looks a little different. Some of the titles seem similar, but when business crosses borders it’s a [...]

Carry Your Memories Home

Posted on September 28th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Studying in a different country is an exciting experience- one that needs to be documented so you are able to remember it long after the once fresh memories fade. Many students who study abroad don’t keep a journal because they claim it’s too time consuming or they don’t enjoy writing. If you’re included in this [...]

Announcing the Essay Contest Winners!

Posted on September 26th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The time has come to announce the top three winners of our first annual essay contest. We received more than 200 entries meaning our judges spent hours narrowing down the top finalists. We receive numerous great essays from international students around the world, and it was difficult for our judges to choose the first, second and [...]

Why Study Game Art in the US

Posted on September 23rd, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

There are many reasons to study game art in the US, however, one of the best is that you get to work in a fun and growing field. As the world of video gaming is constantly growing, game art in the US offers numerous new work opportunities. A career in game art entails working as [...]

Handling Being Homesick as an International Student

Posted on September 21st, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is great- you are able to see important landmarks, try new cuisine, meet new friends, learn a new language and more than likely just have a great time in general. However, once the newness is gone and a holiday or two rolls around, the homesick blues may start to set in. Luckily, there [...]

Real Stories From Real International Students

Posted on September 19th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you haven’t already heard, the Essay Contest Finalists have been decided upon! We received hundreds of great essays from international students and after much careful consideration our judges picked the top six essays. In no specific order here is a rundown of the finalists: Before Take-Off by Simone Lim: When preparing to leave home [...]

Hurricane Season is Back: Remembering Hurricane Sandy

Posted on September 16th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

In many parts of the world, hurricane season is back, which gives us flashbacks to hurricane season last year. No one was sure what was going to happen when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the US last year in October. Many called it a “Frankenstorm” and, in the end, there were several tragic [...]

Dinner on a Student Budget

Posted on September 14th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is great, you meet new friends, gain a wealth of knowledge and are exposed to things that you may not have ever otherwise known existed. But lets be real, it can sometimes be hard living on a student budget. Just because your income is low doesn’t mean you are doomed to [...]

The 8th Annual Travel Video Contest Has Launched!

Posted on September 10th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you haven’t already heard, you might be the last to know- as of September 3rd, the Annual InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest has started! This is the eighth year for the video contest and with a grand prize of $4000, we expect this year to be better than ever! In case you somehow have no idea [...]

How to Write a Good Finance Application Essay

Posted on September 9th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Finance is about numbers, right? So how can you write your finance application essay for a finance degree program and be sure that it will go far in getting your application approved? Finance does have a lot to do with money and numbers, but it also has a lot to do with keeping a clear [...]