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Need a Job? Hangout With Us Friday!

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

This Friday we are hosting a Hangout On Air to help you learn how to use your contacts to get a job. When competing against hundreds, sometimes thousands of other applicants, finding a job is not always easy as a new international student graduate. Even with a stand-out resume that boasts your study abroad experience, [...]

Hangout And Get Student Loan Terms Explained

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is a once in a life time opportunity. However, it’s an opportunity the also comes attached to a high price tag. Many international students seek financial aid by first turning to scholarships, then international student loans to help fund their studies abroad. Because of this, tomorrow International Student Loan is hosting [...]

America’s Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright

Posted on June 21st, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

One of the greatest American icons in architecture is Frank Lloyd Wright.  His beautiful houses, business buildings, and outdoor landscapes have made a huge impact on those who study architecture today.  Infused with a Craftsman style and an innate sense of calm, Wright’s buildings continue to be examined and written about, even today.  Among his [...]

How to Save Your Money on Textbooks

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Nothing about getting an education abroad is cheap, and when it comes to getting the textbooks you need, the cost can quickly add up. Since most international students are on a strict budget and need to save money whenever possible, here are a few ideas on how to save your money on textbooks. Rent, don’t [...]

Broadcasting in Portuguese in the US

Posted on June 16th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

As a country famous for its diversity, the United States certainly has no shortage of jobs in television and radio for people who speak languages other than English. The Portuguese or Portuguese-speaking community, whose members in the US are referred to as “Luso-Americans,” is a small but expanding American demographic and is a growing source [...]

Hottest States to Study at in the United States

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

If you want to be an international student in the US but have no idea where to start your search when it comes to finding a school, you are in good company. The United States has 50 diverse states for you to choose from and your experience inside the US can greatly vary depending on [...]

Money For High Test Scores

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Getting children to pay attention in school is not an easy task. Most kids would rather be doing pretty much anything other than learning math, and warning them about the future financial problems they might face if they do not pay attention can be too abstract and far away for them to care about. This [...]

3 Keys to Building Credit

Posted on June 7th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students can and should start building their credit score as soon as possible. A credit score is the grade that you’re assigned based upon your financial history. Having a strong credit score can help you any time you have a credit report run on your name- for example when you try to rent an [...]

Interview With The ‘Advice For Graduates Contest’ Winner!

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Being sent into the world after graduation can be scary, even with a degree in hand. Because of this, throughout the month of May we asked students from around the world to give their best piece of advice to graduating international students. We received countless advice that we know will help at least one graduate [...]

Mapping your Undergraduate Degree in Video Game Development

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

It’s obvious that video game development majors are pursuing their passion for video games by turning their love of gaming into a career. The decision to receive an undergraduate degree in video game development from an institution in the United States can be a lucrative and fulfilling one. Video game development majors in the United [...]