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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 [...]

How to search for colleges in the USA

Posted on September 1st, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

The United States has approximately 3,000 institutions that accept international students. As foreign students who want to come study in the US, you may find it overwhelming when trying to search for colleges in the USA. InternationalStudent.com has created a school search tool to make this process as simple as possible. This tool allows international [...]

International Student Loan Comparison

Posted on July 7th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

International students looking to finance their education in the United States have many options available including scholarships, grants and other financial aid options. Even with this, students may soon find that they need additional help to cover their tuition, books, travel, housing, living expenses and other fees. In situations like this, a private international student [...]

Students of All Ages Benefit from Studying Abroad

Posted on July 4th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Studying abroad is increasingly becoming a quintessential part of the undergraduate experience. As the data from the Institute of International Education’s annual Open Doors report can attest, the number of students studying abroad (and the number of international students studying in the US) continues to grow with each passing year. It is not just college [...]