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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 [...]

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 [...]