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US Embassy Plays Part in Welcoming International Students

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

In contrast to the chilly reception the United Kingdom has been showing its international students of late, the United States government has doubled down on its efforts to attract the world’s best and brightest. Take, by way of example, the recent “Student Visa Day” event hosted by the US Embassy in Mumbai, India late last [...]

Learn How To Be The Roommate Everyone Wants

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Toilets that never get cleaned, dirty clothes that pile up for weeks, loud music at all hours- we’ve all heard the horror stories when it comes to having a bad roommate. Adjusting to having a roommate can be difficult- especially if you’ve never had one. However, being a good roommate can help ensure that your [...]

How to Save Your Money on Textbooks

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Nothing about getting an education abroad is cheap, and when it comes to getting the textbooks you need, the cost can quickly add up. Since most international students are on a strict budget and need to save money whenever possible, here are a few ideas on how to save your money on textbooks. Rent, don’t [...]

Hottest States to Study at in the United States

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

If you want to be an international student in the US but have no idea where to start your search when it comes to finding a school, you are in good company. The United States has 50 diverse states for you to choose from and your experience inside the US can greatly vary depending on [...]

Getting a Letter of Recommendation for Your Finance Degree Program Application

Posted on May 5th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

A letter of recommendation can have significant impact on your finance degree application process. Careers and therefore degree programs in finance can be very competitive, so it’s important to find good advocates who are familiar with your performance to speak on your behalf during the finance degree application process. The best people to write a [...]

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 [...]