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A Taste of Home to Ease Homesickness Abroad

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Young adults studying abroad are often excited about experiencing new cultures and exploring the place they will call home for the next several years. However, once the boxes are unpacked and the pictures are hung on the wall, homesickness can settle in and have you missing many of your favorite things from home, especially home-cooked [...]

Learn How to Get an International Student Loan

Posted on February 19th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

After you’ve applied for as many scholarships as possible, sometimes there is still a portion of your college tuition that you need to find funds for. In this instance, an international student loan is a good solution to fill in those financial aid gaps. If you’re interested in getting an international student loan but aren’t [...]

How to Feel at Home as an International Student

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is exciting! But as a natural part of travel comes culture shock which opens the doors to feeling homesick. This means that longing to be with friends and family back home can get in the way of your new experiences abroad. Your time abroad is very valuable and more often than [...]

Tips for Saving Money on Textbooks

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Buying textbooks at the beginning of a semester is like the adult version of school supply shopping. There’s something so gratifying in a stack of new books, the inexplicable excitement of being on the cusp of a new semester. But then you see your grand total pop up on the register, and you wonder how [...]

My Dorm Room is How Small?!

Posted on December 29th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The transition into a dorm room or college apartment can be tough! Student housing units are small and students may feel cramped or uncomfortable in their new space. Tips below help transform these small spaces from a claustrophobic cubicle into a student sanctuary. Decorate with a light color palette Softer colors like white and pastels [...]

Get Your Textbooks for the New Semester!

Posted on December 14th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The new semester is almost here! This of course means you will need a whole bundle of new books for your new classes. No matter what the course, chances are you are going to need textbooks, reading materials, and even software for some classes. Some may require only one book, and others may require seven. [...]

Staying In Shape While Studying Abroad

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

For most people, staying in shape doesn’t necessarily come easy. Exercising and eating right take conscious effort, no matter if you’re at home or in a foreign country. But when you’re studying abroad, you may not have access to work-out facilities or health food stores like you do in your hometown. However, with a little [...]

Living Abroad 101

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

In preparation for next semester, international students are taking the necessary steps to relocate to a foreign college or university. Of these steps, making proper housing arrangements is one of high priority. Tips below help make the house hunting process a little easier for international students. Keep in mind personal location preferences—When living abroad select [...]

Free Help on Campus

Posted on October 5th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Despite what many might think, becoming an international student and adjusting to a new country is not easy. Sure it’s fun and completely worth it, but it’s hard. From academics to daily life there are challenges that international students face- but it’s all part of the experience. To help you with your adjustment and life [...]

How to Write a Good Finance Application Essay

Posted on September 9th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Finance is about numbers, right? So how can you write your finance application essay for a finance degree program and be sure that it will go far in getting your application approved? Finance does have a lot to do with money and numbers, but it also has a lot to do with keeping a clear [...]