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Ways to Reboot During Winter Break

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Let’s face it, being a full time international student in the US is exhausting. Along with having the typical work of a student (classes, exams, study groups, projects, pop quizzes, essays, etc) international students also have to balance this with exploring a new culture, making new friends, and trying to adjust to just about everything […]




Congratulations to the 2016 Travel Video Contest Winners

Posted on November 19th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Our 2016 Travel Video Contest has come to an end and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Not only did we have more entries than in the past, but the quality of videos that we received was amazing! Each year we’re truly inspired by the messages within the videos we receive as they […]




The Viewers’ Choice Winner and Finalists Have Been Named!

Posted on November 11th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

We are pleased to announce that our 2016 Travel Video Contest Viewers’ Choice winner and finalists have been announced! After spending many hours watching (and re-watching) each of the inspiring 159 entries, our InternationalStudent.com team was finally able to come up with a list of 14 finalists. These 14 finalists in combination with the Viewers’ […]




Sexual Assault as an International Student

Posted on November 8th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Sexual assault in college effects both men and women. In fact, one in 5 women in college are sexually assaulted and 1 in 16 men in college are assaulted. Because of this it’s important to know what sexual assault is, how to try and prevent it from happening to you and what to do if […]




Vote for the Viewers’ Choice Winner in our 2016 Travel Video Contest

Posted on October 28th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

The 2016 Travel Video Contest entries are live and ready for you to watch! This year we received numerous video entries from around the world and they’ve all impressed us beyond our expectations. We’re thrilled to see so many talented individuals wanting to pursue international studies and expand their horizons with travels around the world. […]




Counseling Services on Your Campus

Posted on October 21st, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

College is a time full of transitions, especially as an international student inside the US. A new campus, new friends, new living situation and maybe even a new language- all of the changes can be overwhelming and it’s expected that international students will go through culture-shock. However, college-aged students like you are at an age […]




Where to Study Show Production: New York City

Posted on October 17th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you are an international student looking for ideas regarding where to study show production, you should consider New York City. New York is home to over 8 million people from all over the world, and the perfect home base for your time in the United States. The Tisch School of the Arts at New […]




How to Survive Your First Cold Winter in the US

Posted on October 11th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re an international student in the US and are preparing for a cold winter then it’s best to prepare now- especially if you’ve never experienced cold weather. Here are a few tips on how to survive your first cold winter. 1. Accessorize Smarter: accessories are not just for fashion, especially in temperatures below freezing. […]




What to Expect from a Graduate Degree in Video Game Development

Posted on October 7th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

International students pursuing a graduate degree in video game development in the United States should pay particular attention to the curriculum of the graduate program in question as not every graduate degree in video game development is the same. Video game development majors should be aware that game development programs in the United States emphasize […]




Halloween Costumes on a Student Budget

Posted on September 30th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, is coming up on October 31st. If you’re not from a country that traditionally celebrates Halloween (or even if you are) then you’ll want to prepare yourself for a lot of fun! People of all ages throughout the US dress up in costumes to celebrate this holiday. A great way […]