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Study ESL at the Computer Systems Institute

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

The ESL Academy is a division of Computer Systems Institute (CSI). Immersion while formally studying a language allows students to immediately use new language skills and vocabulary words in the real world, which helps to create a more effective learning environment. Students at CSI learn native usage of the English language and become comfortable speaking […]




3 Transfer Problems International Students Should Look Out For

Posted on June 17th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

For many people, the chance to study abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Although it has clear advantages and will certainly give you memories you’ll never forget, there are a few things to be aware of whether you are already in the United States to study or thinking about going there soon. Specifically, they relate to […]




What You Need to Know About Academic Capability and Your F1 Visa Approval

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re trying to get your F1 visa then you know there’s a lot of work involved and the US government will evaluate all aspects of your life before granting you one. Many students wonder how their academics will play a role in that approval, mostly out of fear that their scores aren’t enough to […]




Public Relations Degree for a Job in the Entertainment Industry

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Students looking for careers in creative writing for entertainment should check out public relations! Public relations for entertainment in the US is a complex web of promotion and crisis management with many opportunities for international students. You could find yourself dressed as a superhero making a promotional appeal for the latest comic book movie adaptation; […]




Tips on Dating in the US

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

When you become an international inside the US part of the experience will include the new people you meet- including any love interests that come about. If you’re considering dating while studying in the US it’s important to make sure you’re familiar with a few standard protocol items within the dating world before you venture […]




Should you Pursue a Graduate Degree?

Posted on May 30th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Whether you’ve just graduated with your bachelor’s degree or you’re debating on heading back to school years after you’ve obtained your bachelor’s degree, the option to pursue a graduate degree can be a tempting one when you’re wanting to find ways to leverage your career. However, there are a few items that might have you […]




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 […]




Hangout with Mississippi State University Tomorrow

Posted on February 25th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you live in Central or South America or Mexico, this Hangout is for you. Choosing the right program to study in the USA as international students can be challenging. Join our interactive Google Hangout with Mississippi State University to find out what programs MSU offers its Latin America students. Get an inside look into […]




Spring Break Travel to Compliment your Degree

Posted on February 22nd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Spring break is a great time to rejuvenate before your last big push of the year during finals week. Although many students head to the beach or take a trip home during spring break, others know that it’s also a great time to have fun while still learning! If you’re included in the latter, we […]




5 Dorm Room Items Every International Student Will Need

Posted on February 9th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Many international students inside the United States will live the dorms (also known as residence hall) during their first semester or year. Not only is this a great way to save money as dorms are often cheaper than living in an apartment, but it’s a great way to meet new students. However, living in a […]