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Get Blown Away By This US Slang Guide

Posted on August 24th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you are an international student wanting to come to the U.S. to hit the books (study) or if you are already here, you have probably already noticed that sometimes your American friends say things that throw you off (confuse you).  Like other countries we have developed a list of casual US slang words. While this is great [...]

How to Cohabitate with your Roommate and Merge Personal Styles

Posted on August 17th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

College offers students many first time opportunities—the first time moving away from home, the first time facing new and unknown situations and often and for many, the first time living with a roommate. Moving in with a roommate can present many unique challenges, including combining personal décor styles to create a comfortable home for all. [...]

Funding Your Education in the US

Posted on August 16th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Sixty-three percent of international students rely on personal or family support in order to fund their US education. Because international students are not eligible for federal aid and pay out of state tuition at many schools, they generally end up paying more for their education than their domestic peers. If they find that personal and family [...]

Making New Friends in a New Country

Posted on July 27th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

It is often the people in a place we’ve been, more than the place itself, which we remember when we’re reflecting on the past. But how will you have time to make friends, you ask? If thinking that there are so many other things to do, and learn how to do, in a country you’ve never [...]

Top Tips When Preparing to Apply to College

Posted on July 11th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

When it comes to applying to colleges, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The first step in preparing to apply to college is to understand that if you want to go to college, you will find a school for you. There are over 4,000 degree-granting schools in the US, and almost all of [...]

Will You Fit In? Get College Interview Tips!

Posted on July 4th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

For many prospective international students, the college admissions interview is a daunting and nerve-jangling hurdle in your effort towards getting into the college of your dreams. And while some of these interviews can make or break your acceptance, we’ll show you college interview tips to help you prepare, relax and ace your upcoming interview. Before [...]

How to Survive Your Dorm Move In

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you are like most international students who are preparing to move into their new dorm/residence hall for their first year of international study- you are more than likely bursting at the seams with excitement. While it will be a very exciting day, it’s important to have a plan of attack! The first thing to keep [...]

Affordable Student Accommodations

Posted on November 1st, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Whenever traveling abroad, finding affordable student accommodations can make or break a trip, as well as a budget. However, the quest for cheap student living shouldn’t overshadow getting a feel for the way of life in a particular location. Feeling out an area is even more important when deciding whether or not to pursue a [...]

Don’t procrastinate while you’re studying abroad!

Posted on October 13th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

Procrastination is a problem that plagues students everywhere. However, if you are an international student, procrastination becomes a bigger issue compared to when you are back at home. With exciting new places to explore and people to meet, you may find yourself putting off your studies and then finding out right before your exam that [...]

Student Insurance for Study Abroad

Posted on August 5th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

You know that InternationalStudent.com brings you many useful tips and information to help you achieve your dream of studying abroad. But you may not know that we also provide affordable health insurance for when you are traveling and studying abroad. For international student coming to studying the USA, the fall semester is about to start. [...]