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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 […]




Common Mistakes International College Applicants Make

Posted on June 27th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The chance to study at an American university can be life-changing for many international students, giving them coveted credentials and expanding their career goals. Each year students from more than 80 countries fill out applications with hopes that they’ll get an acceptance letter. However, only five to 10 percent of international college applicants get to […]




Could you use $10 million?

Posted on June 15th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Could you use $10 million to study abroad? If the answer is yes, you are in good company- as most can. Unfortunately most of us don’t actually receive $10 million to study abroad, but that wasn’t the case for Dartmouth’s off-campus international education program. Frank J. Guarini, Dartmouth alumnus, former New Jersey congressman and United […]




Apply to SUNY Brockport

Posted on May 15th, 2013 by Ben Cohen

If you’re an international student who’s answered the question “Why study literature?” and you’ve decided to go ahead with it, one of your next moves may be to apply to SUNY Brockport. The State University of New York in Brockport offers a great literature concentration through its bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. The SUNY […]




Scoring the IELTS Exam

Posted on February 13th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

International students interested in studying or working in the U.S. are often required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language. Taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS) exam provides a way to do just this. Obviously, what matters most about the exam is getting a high score. But one might wonder how the […]




Studying for the IELTS

Posted on January 16th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

International students preparing to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam can follow various steps to increase the likelihood that they will maximize their potential score. Practicing for the Exam It is of course a good idea to practice reading, writing, and speaking English in preparation for the exam. One’s facility with English […]




Why Study in Mississippi?

Posted on December 20th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

I’m sure when you think of studying in the US, Mississippi probably isn’t the first place to come to mind. You might think of New York, California, or Massachusetts, all of which are great places to study. But attending a StudyMississippi school offers many opportunities that you can’t find elsewhere. Mississippi is an affordable place […]




Full Sail’s ESL program

Posted on October 4th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

People are like snowflakes – no two are exactly alike. Each of us is interested in different things and passionate about different disciplines. Even the most ardent English student is interested in more than just English but so many English Immersion Programs are cookie-cutter creations that put their focus too squarely on the language itself. […]




Student Video Contest 2012 – Tips for Success

Posted on September 29th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

We launched the seventh annual InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest earlier this month and already there is a lot of buzz.  This year’s  first place winner will receive $4,000, and there are great runner-up prizes as well. So how can you enter our Travel Video Contest in 2012? Here’s how: – Be at least 18 years […]




What is StudyMississippi?

Posted on September 27th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

If you are an international student interested in studying in Mississippi, you may be curious as to what is StudyMississippi. From Blue Mountain College in the north to the University of Southern Mississippi in the south, the StudyMississippi consortium of school covers the geographical and educational spectrum of the great state of Mississippi. This collection […]