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Study ESL at the Computer Systems Institute

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

The ESL Academy is a division of Computer Systems Institute (CSI). Immersion while formally studying a language allows students to immediately use new language skills and vocabulary words in the real world, which helps to create a more effective learning environment. Students at CSI learn native usage of the English language and become comfortable speaking […]




Places to See and Things to Do in New Hampshire

Posted on June 20th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

If you are a fan of the great outdoors, you will be a huge fan of our list! New Hampshire may be known for having quaint towns and a peaceful atmosphere, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t adventure to be found in the Granite State. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil atmosphere or an adrenaline […]




3 Transfer Problems International Students Should Look Out For

Posted on June 17th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

For many people, the chance to study abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Although it has clear advantages and will certainly give you memories you’ll never forget, there are a few things to be aware of whether you are already in the United States to study or thinking about going there soon. Specifically, they relate to […]




What You Need to Know About Academic Capability and Your F1 Visa Approval

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re trying to get your F1 visa then you know there’s a lot of work involved and the US government will evaluate all aspects of your life before granting you one. Many students wonder how their academics will play a role in that approval, mostly out of fear that their scores aren’t enough to […]




Public Relations Degree for a Job in the Entertainment Industry

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Students looking for careers in creative writing for entertainment should check out public relations! Public relations for entertainment in the US is a complex web of promotion and crisis management with many opportunities for international students. You could find yourself dressed as a superhero making a promotional appeal for the latest comic book movie adaptation; […]




How to Save Money on Computers and Binders for College

Posted on June 6th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

As an international student, you know first hand how expensive a quality education can be. Between paying for tuition,  textbooks, paper, highlighters, and at least 50 other random necessities your wallet can feel pretty empty. Luckily, we’ve got some great ideas to help you save money on computers and binders for college! Computers Having access to a computer is imperative […]




Tips on Dating in the US

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

When you become an international inside the US part of the experience will include the new people you meet- including any love interests that come about. If you’re considering dating while studying in the US it’s important to make sure you’re familiar with a few standard protocol items within the dating world before you venture […]




Should you Pursue a Graduate Degree?

Posted on May 30th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Whether you’ve just graduated with your bachelor’s degree or you’re debating on heading back to school years after you’ve obtained your bachelor’s degree, the option to pursue a graduate degree can be a tempting one when you’re wanting to find ways to leverage your career. However, there are a few items that might have you […]




How to Save Money on School Supplies: Textbook Edition

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

As an international student, you already have a ton of both expected and unexpected expenses. Whether it’s thousands of dollars for tuition or money for rent, grocery bills or flights back home, payments can accumulate very quickly!Not to worry we’re here to show you how to save money on school supplies: textbook edition Though you […]




Places to See and Things to Do in North Dakota

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

In September of 1883 Theodore Roosevelt (the 26th president of the US) visited the wild and uncivilized state of North Dakota on a buffalo hunting trip. Struck by the sheer loveliness of the landscape, Roosevelt called the state “a world of beauty and color and limitless space,” and actually purchased two ranches in North Dakota […]