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5 Dorm Room Items Every International Student Will Need

Posted on February 9th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Many international students inside the United States will live the dorms (also known as residence hall) during their first semester or year. Not only is this a great way to save money as dorms are often cheaper than living in an apartment, but it’s a great way to meet new students. However, living in a […]




Do You Need a Master’s Degree in Communication

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by Gabriele Hickman

Do You Need a Master’s Degree in Communication Congratulations, you made it. You worked long hours, went through many restless nights of studying, writing, calculating and crying. Now, the tassel is yours. But wait. What’s next? It’s now time to decide whether you should repeat the process again and earn a master’s degree in communication. […]




5 Surprising Items You Need When Studying in the US

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you plan on studying in the US there are a few items that are more obvious than others when it comes to what you need to bring with you. For example, you more than likely already know you need to bring your passport, your luggage and an alternative photo ID. However, there are a […]




Details on Studying Criminal Justice Inside the US

Posted on January 25th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you missed our hangout last week and you want details on studying criminal justice inside the US- you missed a lot! Colin Wiggins, international admissions specialist from CUNY-John Jay College of Criminal Justice joined the hangout to bring special inside information on not only what to expect from pursuing a degree in criminal justice […]




Is Public Relations Right for You?

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by Michael Burgess

Every business organization needs some form of a public relations department to handle pressing issues and portray a positive image to the public. International students who like to deal with the media, find solutions to challenging problems, and want to be the face of a large organization will find that studying Public Relations is the right […]




Reasons to Arrive in your Host Country Early

Posted on January 12th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

When you study inside the United States it’s common to take a look at when your classes begin and then try to plan your journey around that date. However, what you’ll soon discover is that as an international student inside the United States there are a number of good reasons to arrive in your host […]




Paying Politicians More

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by Jenny Frankel

A recent article at Freakonomics.com asks the intriguing question: “Would Paying Politicians More Attract Better Politicians?” Politicians in America already get paid quite a bit of money; in fact some might even argue that they get paid too much. However, the question being asked by the website is not whether or not it would be […]




Top Tips When Applying for an Internship in the US

Posted on January 4th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Many international students inside the US have the opportunity to gain real world work experience during their studies through OPT or CPT. Although both OPT and CPT will have limitations in which you need to closely follow, it’s a great chance to build up your resume and industry knowledge. However, the process of applying for […]




Hangout Recap: What to Expect When Completing a College Application

Posted on December 29th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

If you missed our hangout on what to expect when completing a college application here’s a sneak peek at the information that was covered. During our Hangout we were joined by special guest William Velez from Chemeketa Community College. At Chemeketa Community College, William is an International Admissions and Recruitment Specialist, and provided great insight […]




Mapping your Undergraduate Degree in Game Design

Posted on December 26th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Even with the past economic roller-coaster, game design majors in the United States are still able to obtain successful careers in a sector of the US economy that has continued to thrive. These students will also be able to work with some of the most recognized and successful game design studios in the world. However, […]