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Show Production and House of Worship Technology

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Some church services look very similar to rock concerts these days. The lead singer with perfectly gelled hair strums his electric guitar while the drummer pounds out the beat in the back and lights dance around the room in bright green, blue, and red hues. The only difference between this service and a concert is [...]

Free Budgeting Webinar For International Students

Posted on March 22nd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is an experience of a lifetime, but attached to this opportunity can be a shockingly high price tag. Because of the cost, many international students need to determine a set budget then stick to it. However, sticking to a budget or thinking of non-essential ways to cut costs isn’t always easy. [...]

Broadcasting Curriculum: The Media Ethics Class

Posted on March 17th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

One of the classes that most broadcasting students are bound to take in some form is the Media Ethics class. Sometimes paired with law, this course generally shows up in one of two places in an undergraduate broadcasting curriculum: either very early as a more introductory course, or as one of the most advanced courses [...]

Spring Break Road Trip 101

Posted on March 14th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Spring break is finally here which means it’s time to hit the open road with a few friends and enjoy a sight-seeing road trip! Road trips are a great way for international students in the US to see areas that might have otherwise been overlooked. While it might seem easy enough to plan a road trip, [...]

The Mobile Music Lab: Recording Arts on Wheels

Posted on March 10th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

When an aspiring recording artist wants to lay down a new track, they might head to the nearest recording studio to test it out. But what if the recording studio came to you? That’s the general concept behind the Mobile Music Lab, a project run by the Delta Music Institute at Delta State University. Based [...]

Get Answers to Your ESL Questions

Posted on March 8th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Each month we have a guest international student advisor who is dedicated to answering the questions of current international students and those who would like to become an international student. This month is just the same, but with a twist. This March we present you with a special English as a Second Language (ESL) feature! [...]

Webinar Tomorrow: How to Write a Killer Scholarship Essay in 8 Steps

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

When searching for financial aid, the first place international students should turn to is scholarships. There are a number of international scholarships available, but to receive these scholarships, it requires time and dedication during the application process. Many scholarships require students to submit an essay when they apply, which can be worrisome to many international [...]

Study Film: Know the Difference Between Film and Digital

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

International students taking classes in undergraduate programs in film will experiment with a variety of media and techniques. Two of the biggest is learning the difference between film and digital. In the past, film was the main medium filmmakers used to make movies. 35mm was king and other formats were snubbed. Now, with more technology, [...]

What You Should Know About American Professional Sports

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Why not dive into the culture of the United States? When international students come to America they hope to take in the culture, entertainment, and the many different experiences that their host nation offers. One of the most popular entertainment activities in the USA is organized professional sports. Sports are on all year round and [...]

Feeling Lucky? Win a Pot of Gold!

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Want a pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day? We’ve got you covered. St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday originating from the Roman Catholic feast day of the patron saint of Ireland. According to Irish folklore a leprechaun has hidden a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, this means anyone able to [...]