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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 […]




US College Degree Levels Explained

Posted on June 12th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

If you’ve been researching colleges and universities inside the United States and have hit a brick wall when discussion of degree levels came into the picture, you’re not alone. Many students trying to study inside the US find that determining which US degree level they need to pursue can be a challenge. During the month […]




Emerging Careers in Social Media

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Companies have caught on to the notion that most college students may not be professionals in a particular field just yet, but they might as well be professionals when it comes to networking through social media. With their tech-savvy skills and generational experience, college students and recent college graduates have been helping to promote, advertise […]




The “Advice to Graduates” Contest Winner Announced

Posted on June 5th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Our second annual “Advice to Graduates” Contest has come to an end and we have named our winner! Abazie Wiseman took home $250 for the following words of wisdom that he shared with the graduating class of 2015: “Challenges are our best friends in disguise as they provide us paths to our goals. As you […]

Study at the International Culinary Center

Posted on June 1st, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re interested in baking, cooking and the presentation of your culinary dishes then pursuing a degree in the culinary arts is a good option for you. A degree in the culinary arts can land you a career in a number of exciting positions including as an executive chef, personal chef, wine sommelier, caterer or […]