The International Student Blog

English Language Requirements for International Students

Posted on September 28th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

As an international student in the US there may be certain requirements needed to get into a US college or university that are not required by American citizens. To get into an American college or university, you must be proficient in the English language. Some schools in the U.S. test your knowledge of the English […]

Enjoy your Time as an International Student: Get Involved!

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

When trying to become an international student inside the US you might hear about the excitement and glamour of your travels to come. However, once you land on foreign soil you might realize that it’s not always as simple as others make it appear. Being an international student takes work- from completing numerous documents, learning […]

Hangout with us for Tips on Picking your Classes

Posted on September 22nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

This Friday at 11am EDT you can join our Hangout On Air for great tips on picking your college classes. Many international students find choosing classes each semester to be a very stressful process, and for good reason- it is! However, these tips can help you choose your classes stress free (or at least less […]

Cracking the Code: Top Philosophy Schools

Posted on September 18th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Generally, when asked to consider what makes for the best school, students will assume it has to do with school rankings. And it is true that the best philosophy schools are ranked. Potential philosophy students, especially considering graduate work, should take into consideration peer-reviewed rankings of school like those found on the Philosophical Gourmet Report. […]

International Students Studying Film

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

The average American spends 20 percent of their day watching television, according to Nielsen, a company that measures and records information dealing with television, radio, internet, and more. That means Americans spend 2 months of nonstop TV watching a year. The average child sees 20,000 commercials in a year and sixty-six percent of Americans watch […]

Finding a Finance Focus

Posted on September 7th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Finance is essentially about allocating resources, but there are a lot of different focuses or functions of the financial sector. International students who earn a degree in finance, whether it’s a graduate degree in finance or undergraduate, will have opportunities to explore and move toward different focus areas. Eventually, building skills or expertise, even if […]

Going to Class: Make Every Cent Count

Posted on September 4th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

For many students, attending college as an international student is also the first time you’ll experience a taste of freedom. Living with friends, setting your own curfew, hitting snooze on the alarm with no one forcing you to wake up – really just becoming independent. However, having this boost of freedom and being the only […]

Tips on Adjusting to Life as an International Student Inside the US

Posted on August 25th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re an international student you know that becoming one is not an easy process. You must provide numerous paper work, attend interviews, and show proof of a variety of items- anywhere from test scores, to proof of funds. With all of this work, it’s easy to forget that the end goal is to not […]

Game Design in the US: A Combination of Creative and Technical Skill

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Have you ever wondered who came up with the storyline behind your favorite video game? Who designed the levels, the gameplay and the environment? Who wrote the dialogue and came up with the characters? Who had the initial idea, the creative vision of an imagined interactive world that they then brought to life and shared […]

More than a Degree: The Benefit of College for Future Communications Careers

Posted on August 16th, 2015 by Gabriele Hickman

Most students attend college to complete one goal: graduate with a degree. Although the main focus of college should be graduation, there are many things that students miss while in college and don’t realize it until after graduation. College gives more than a degree, providing students with growth intellectually, socially and emotionally while teaching students […]