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The Spirit of Halloween

Posted on October 31st, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year again- October 31st, meaning it’s the holiday recognized as Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve. If you are an international student inside the US and are from a country that doesn’t celebrate Halloween then you’re in for a treat…or a trick. If this is your first year to celebrate [...]

Get Inspiration from Famous Film Directors

Posted on October 28th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

When thinking about a career as a director, it is good to familiarize yourself with famous film directors. Watch some of their movies, study their styles of directing. Learning from the best can make you the best. Each great director has a style and brings something new to the table. This can help you refine [...]

The Travel Video Contest is Waiting for Your Vote

Posted on October 26th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Our 8th Annual Travel Video Contest is now closed for new entries- but the fun is just getting started! We received more than 100 videos and they are now live, ready to be viewed and voted on by individuals around the world like you. One lucky international student or future international student will receive the [...]

Must-See Study Abroad Checklist

Posted on October 24th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Let’s be honest: even packing and preparing all the necessary things for a vacation abroad can be a trying task. Don’t let that scare you off when the time comes to prepare for what you’ll need to study abroad. By making sure you have adequate time to complete all imperative tasks, checking things off your [...]

The Evolving Music Industry

Posted on October 21st, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Music is always changing. The sounds that were popular just a decade ago seem distant to us now. In order to keep up with the changes, the evolving music industry must make necessary adjustments. Everyone is familiar with the usual changes in music, such as new trends in style and genre, but the music business [...]

Getting to Your Classes…On Time

Posted on October 19th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

International students who live on campus have a luxury over off campus students, in that they have the opportunity to walk or bike to get to class. Those who have decided to rent an apartment or house off-campus, here are a few options when it comes to getting to your classes. Student Transportation For international students studying [...]

Living Abroad 101

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

In preparation for next semester, international students are taking the necessary steps to relocate to a foreign college or university. Of these steps, making proper housing arrangements is one of high priority. Tips below help make the house hunting process a little easier for international students. Keep in mind personal location preferences—When living abroad select [...]

Determining the Best Schools for Game Design in the US

Posted on October 14th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

For many international students, a love of playing video games has led to the decision to study game design in the US. However, with so many of the top schools for game design being inside the United States, international students deciding to study game design in the US will need some help identifying which program [...]

Cleanliness in College

Posted on October 12th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Now that you are an independent international student living on your own, away from your parents for the first time, there may be a few things you need to know for living by yourself. Keeping your living space clean is very important and can be bad for your health if it is neglected. Not to mention, if you [...]

Tips for Your Night Before an Exam

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

There are many great tips for international students who are about to take a standardized exam for an undergraduate, graduate or professional school program. After some weeks of intense studying, perhaps one of the most important days leading up to the actual exam is the night before. There are several tips available that students should [...]