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What to Expect When Completing a College Application

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Thursday, December 17th at 11am EST we will be hosting our next live Hangout On Air to bring you information on what to expect when completing a college application. Submitting your application can be frightening but preparing yourself on what to expect can help ease any anxiety you might have. Join our hangout as we […]




International Education is on the Rise

Posted on December 12th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Each year the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs report on top information when it comes to international students coming to the US and US students studying abroad.  The findings are reported and released in the annual Open Doors report. The 2015 […]




Science Goes Hand and Hand With Agriculture

Posted on December 7th, 2015 by Jennah Knight

Science can be as simple as planting one green bean and knowing that sun and water is needed for the green bean seed to sprout. If you enjoy science then a degree in agriculture is for you. So why study agriculture? If you are a problem solver then a degree in agriculture is for you. […]




Hangout with Mississippi State University

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by Victoria Troupe

Trying to figure out where to study in the USA can be a difficult challenge for many international students. We recently held an interactive Google Hangout to give students an inside looking into Mississippi State University and how they offer a TRUE American college experience, both socially and academically, with over 80 different majors and many […]




James Madison University Shines in Latest School Rankings

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by David Tucker

There are many colleges and universities to choose from when pursuing your higher education in the United States. We’re proud to announce that our partner, James Madison University (JMU), was recently ranked as one of the ‘Best Colleges’ in the US according to the latest rankings published by MONEY magazine! Located in Harrisonburg,Virginia, JMU offers the […]




What to do When Spending Winter Break on Campus

Posted on November 29th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re staying on campus during winter break this year- we know that time can seem to drag by. To help you conquer your boredom, and to turn your free time into productive time, here are a few things that you might want to consider doing while classes aren’t in session: 1. Get ahead on […]




Congratulations to the 2015 Travel Video Contest Winners!

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Congratulations to the 2015 Travel Video Contest Winners! See who won the $4,000 grand prize in our 10th Anniversary Travel Video Contest!







Searching for a College? Join Our Hangout!

Posted on November 19th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Are you searching for a US College or University to attend? If so, during your search it’s important to know exactly what you’re looking for in a school (and exactly what you’re not looking for). To help you discover if a school is the right one for you, there are a few key questions that […]




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 […]




Sneak Peek into the U.S. Higher Education System with Valencia College

Posted on November 9th, 2015 by David Tucker

The United States is the perfect place to continue your education. Starting college is a major step for anyone to take, but one that will be the best time of your life. The higher education system in the U.S. can be complicated to understand as an international student, so we asked advisors from Valencia College […]