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Holidays to Celebrate in the US as an International Student

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

One of the greatest ways to become immersed in American culture as an international student is by celebrating traditional American holidays. Holidays like Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Veterans’ Day, and MLK day all celebrate American culture and accomplishments. On the Fourth of July you may see festivities such as fireworks and parades, both […]




Where to Study Show Production: Los Angeles

Posted on July 8th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Are you an international student seeking to study at one of the top show production schools in the United States? If so, Los Angeles, California must make it onto your short list of where to study show production. Located on the Pacific Coast of the US, Los Angeles combines year-round sunny weather with boundless opportunities […]




What International Students Need to Know About Liberal Arts

Posted on July 8th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Are you an international student looking to continue your university education in the United States? If that’s you, then you’ve probably come across a number of American colleges and universities during your search that classify themselves as ‘liberal arts’ institutions. Contrary to what you might think this means, the literal translation is not about being […]




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 […]