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America’s Favorite Foods (Yum!)

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

The United States has always been a melting pot of cultures, so it makes sense that the food would follow suit! Over the years, recipes from around the world have been heavily improvised with different ingredients and processes to create a hodgepodge of American culinary cuisine. Not to sell the United States short, there are […]




Healthy Eating in the USA

Posted on March 18th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Healthy eating in a new country? It may sound a little hard, but not to worry, we’re here to help! As an international student it can be extremely difficult knowing what your dining options will be in an unfamiliar country, not to mention being able to differentiate the healthy choices from the not so healthy […]




Things to See and Places to Go in California

Posted on March 14th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

­­ Stretching over the expansive West Coast and home to one out of every eight Americans, the Golden State is absolutely enormous.  From San Diego to Sacramento, California boasts endless stretches of forests, towering mountain ranges and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles have […]




What to Look for in a College Town

Posted on March 11th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

You can instantly think of the best store back home to buy your favorite snacks, the best restaurants to grab lunch, and the best coffee shops to study with friends (with free Wi-Fi, of course), but what about in the US?  Finding the perfect college town to fit your needs can be almost as important […]




Latin America Hangs Out with Mississippi State University

Posted on March 7th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Missed our Google Hangout with Mississippi State University last week? No problem! Here, you can find a brief overview on what programs are available to Latin American students at MSU. During the hangout we talked to Karin Lee, International Student Director from Mississippi State University, about the 175 different undergraduate and graduate degrees you can […]




5 Dorm Room Items Every International Student Will Need

Posted on February 9th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Many international students inside the United States will live the dorms (also known as residence hall) during their first semester or year. Not only is this a great way to save money as dorms are often cheaper than living in an apartment, but it’s a great way to meet new students. However, living in a […]




Back to College in 2016

Posted on December 21st, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

It’s a new year, which means it’s a fresh start! If 2015 didn’t go quite as planned, now is your chance to take control and make the changes you want to see. Here are a few ways that international students inside the US like you can make 2016 a great year and see progress during […]




How to Eat Like an American

Posted on October 3rd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

When international students arrive on campus, they are bombarded with invitations to a variety of welcome events. The first few weeks are jam packed with opportunities to meet new people: both international students and locals. You probably are aware that there will be cultural differences, however most people don´t realize that one of the biggest […]




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 […]