The International Student Blog

What is Game Design: the Divisions

Posted on November 16th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

The rate of annual game sales has tripled since the early 2000’s and video games are now a household staple around the world. With the increase in video game popularity, the number of careers in game design has likewise increased. Many international students who desire a career designing video games have made the decision to […]

Study Literature at Yale University

Posted on October 26th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

Yale University is one of America’s premier universities, and Yale’s literature program is one of the top in the United States. Offering a flexible and prestigious program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that will help prepare you for any career in literature, studying literature at Yale University is a great aspiration for ambitious […]

Pursuing a Degree in Aviation

Posted on October 9th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

When thinking about pursuing a degree in aviation inside the US, many questions may come to mind- especially in the initial stages of application. A few questions you might be asking include: “Where can I get an application? What’s going to be on the application? Will the classes be hard? Will I get some flight […]

English Language Requirements for International Students

Posted on September 28th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

As an international student in the US there may be certain requirements needed to get into a US college or university that are not required by American citizens. To get into an American college or university, you must be proficient in the English language. Some schools in the U.S. test your knowledge of the English […]

Cracking the Code: Top Philosophy Schools

Posted on September 18th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Generally, when asked to consider what makes for the best school, students will assume it has to do with school rankings. And it is true that the best philosophy schools are ranked. Potential philosophy students, especially considering graduate work, should take into consideration peer-reviewed rankings of school like those found on the Philosophical Gourmet Report. […]

International Students Studying Film

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

The average American spends 20 percent of their day watching television, according to Nielsen, a company that measures and records information dealing with television, radio, internet, and more. That means Americans spend 2 months of nonstop TV watching a year. The average child sees 20,000 commercials in a year and sixty-six percent of Americans watch […]

Game Design in the US: A Combination of Creative and Technical Skill

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Have you ever wondered who came up with the storyline behind your favorite video game? Who designed the levels, the gameplay and the environment? Who wrote the dialogue and came up with the characters? Who had the initial idea, the creative vision of an imagined interactive world that they then brought to life and shared […]

Working as a Literary Agent

Posted on July 27th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

When people think of agents, they often think of suave, impeccably-suited hotshots wheeling and dealing on movie contracts over in Hollywood. But agents don’t just work for filmmakers! In the world of publishing, those lucky individuals with literary agent jobs get to help authors get their work published. So what is a literary agent and […]

The Importance of Cross Cultural Awareness in Business

Posted on July 20th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Imagine you are part of an advertising campaign for the toothpaste brand Pepsodent. You want to sell your product in a town in Southeast Asia by drawing attention to the whitening aspect of the paste. Later you and your campaign team find out that the local natives chew betel nuts to blacken their teeth. Your […]

Study Creative Writing at Columbia University

Posted on July 13th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

If you’re an international student wondering where to study creative writing, there’s a good chance you’ve had your eyes on New York City. And there’s good reason beyond New York’s size, international communities, and artistic prestige, too – there are some fantastic schools there! One of the best schools for creative writing anywhere is New […]