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5 Tips to Start the School Year off Right

Posted on August 28th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

The new school year is upon us, and college students everywhere have their work cut out for them. That’s especially true if you’re an international student who might be studying in the U.S. for the very first time. In addition to the coursework you’ll be busy with, you’ll have the challenge of adapting to a […]




Tips on Adjusting to Life as an International Student Inside the US

Posted on August 25th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re an international student you know that becoming one is not an easy process. You must provide numerous paper work, attend interviews, and show proof of a variety of items- anywhere from test scores, to proof of funds. With all of this work, it’s easy to forget that the end goal is to not […]




Game Design in the US: A Combination of Creative and Technical Skill

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Have you ever wondered who came up with the storyline behind your favorite video game? Who designed the levels, the gameplay and the environment? Who wrote the dialogue and came up with the characters? Who had the initial idea, the creative vision of an imagined interactive world that they then brought to life and shared […]




Hangout for Tips on Adjusting to Life in the US

Posted on August 8th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Whether you’re about to head to the United States for the upcoming Fall semester or you’re still in the beginning stages of finding a college or university you want to attend- you won’t want to miss this hangout. We will cover a variety of information that you should know prior to stepping foot on US […]




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 […]




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 […]




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 […]




Get an International Student Loan for the Fall Semester

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

It’s the time of year when many international students are trying to prepare for the upcoming semester by finding funding. If you’re planning on studying inside the United States next semester, more than likely you’re also searching for financial aid. The first step is to apply for as many scholarships as soon as possible. Scholarships […]




Studying Sociology in California

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

For international students trying to decide where to study sociology, one of the best places to look is California. California is a large state with a wide variety of locations- if you want to study in a city, town, near a beach, in the mountains, or near national parks, studying sociology in California may be […]




Hangout Alert: Tips for Writing a Great Admission Essay

Posted on June 19th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Summer is here! This means it’s a great time to start your search for a college or university to attend and start collecting information on how to make your college application process and transition run as smooth as possible. To help you jump-start this initiative make sure you join our Hangout On Air Friday the […]