The International Student Blog

Cracking the Code: Top Philosophy Schools

Posted on September 18th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Generally, when asked to consider what makes for the best school, students will assume it has to do with school rankings. And it is true that the best philosophy schools are ranked. Potential philosophy students, especially considering graduate work, should take into consideration peer-reviewed rankings of school like those found on the Philosophical Gourmet Report. […]

Numbers and Letters and Dates, Oh My!

Posted on September 11th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Although most of you will arrive with a good level of English, sometimes the sudden cultural immersion can be intimidating. From personal experience, you may have moments of frustration and confusion when you find yourself forgetting some of the most basic words and expressions. Here are some grammar tips on what you might want to […]

Finding a Finance Focus

Posted on September 7th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Finance is essentially about allocating resources, but there are a lot of different focuses or functions of the financial sector. International students who earn a degree in finance, whether it’s a graduate degree in finance or undergraduate, will have opportunities to explore and move toward different focus areas. Eventually, building skills or expertise, even if […]

Going to Class: Make Every Cent Count

Posted on September 4th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

For many students, attending college as an international student is also the first time you’ll experience a taste of freedom. Living with friends, setting your own curfew, hitting snooze on the alarm with no one forcing you to wake up – really just becoming independent. However, having this boost of freedom and being the only […]

Enter our 10th Annual Travel Video Contest

Posted on September 1st, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

The 10th Annual Travel Video Contest is now open for entries! If you want to become an international or if you’re already an international student and have a trip that you would like to take, make sure you enter while you can. One lucky winner will receive a $4,000 grand prize to put toward their […]

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 […]