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Celebrate the Season: The Secular Scene

Posted on December 9th, 2016 by Monica Stormark

You don’t have to be of a particular faith to be festive and celebrate the end of the year holiday season. While many events will center around Christmas this December, they won’t all necessarily have a religious aspect. Many of the activities available are mostly secular or heavily commercialized, but nonetheless enjoyable. For instance, holiday […]




The Lowdown on December Holidays

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 by Monica Stormark

In the US, the month of December is heavily dominated by all things Christmas. While Christmas is a public federal holiday inside the US, mostly affecting paid time off for certain employees, many other celebrations take place during this month. In recent years, there has been a movement to be more inclusive in the general […]




Arizona State University Global Launch Program

Posted on November 15th, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

Arizona State University Global Launch program is designed for international students, like you, that want to take their English skills to the next level! For over 40 years Global Launch has served over 22,000 students from more than 160 countries meet their English goals. Global Launch offers their students a specially designed Intensive English language […]




The Viewers’ Choice Winner and Finalists Have Been Named!

Posted on November 11th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

We are pleased to announce that our 2016 Travel Video Contest Viewers’ Choice winner and finalists have been announced! After spending many hours watching (and re-watching) each of the inspiring 159 entries, our InternationalStudent.com team was finally able to come up with a list of 14 finalists. These 14 finalists in combination with the Viewers’ […]




Sexual Assault as an International Student

Posted on November 8th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Sexual assault in college effects both men and women. In fact, one in 5 women in college are sexually assaulted and 1 in 16 men in college are assaulted. Because of this it’s important to know what sexual assault is, how to try and prevent it from happening to you and what to do if […]




Degrees in Film for International Students

Posted on November 4th, 2016 by Jenny Frankel

From learning camera equipment to understanding the dynamics of a famous film, each degree in film teaches international students something new and exciting about the world of film. There are many different degrees an international student can get in film. Just at the University of Southern California Los Angeles there are two different schools with […]




Counseling Services on Your Campus

Posted on October 21st, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

College is a time full of transitions, especially as an international student inside the US. A new campus, new friends, new living situation and maybe even a new language- all of the changes can be overwhelming and it’s expected that international students will go through culture-shock. However, college-aged students like you are at an age […]




Where to Study Show Production: New York City

Posted on October 17th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you are an international student looking for ideas regarding where to study show production, you should consider New York City. New York is home to over 8 million people from all over the world, and the perfect home base for your time in the United States. The Tisch School of the Arts at New […]




What to Expect from a Graduate Degree in Video Game Development

Posted on October 7th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

International students pursuing a graduate degree in video game development in the United States should pay particular attention to the curriculum of the graduate program in question as not every graduate degree in video game development is the same. Video game development majors should be aware that game development programs in the United States emphasize […]




Calling all students who want to learn English!

Posted on September 26th, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

Calling all students who want to learn English! If you’re a student that wants to learn English then you need attend our ESLdirectory Virtual Fair! We are excited to be hosting our first ever ESLdirectory Virtual Fair a free online event open to anyone who wants to find an English language school. The live interactive […]