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An International Guide for Filing US Taxes – presented by Sprintax

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

It’s that time of year again, taxes! Let’s face it, filing taxes is stressful, especially if this is your first time filling one in the US. If you are like most international students, you’re probably wondering why you need to file and exactly where to begin. That’s why we’ve partnered with Sprintax, to guide you […]




Places to Visit in Minnesota!

Posted on March 28th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Welcome to “The Land of 10,000 Lakes!” Believe it or not, that’s not an exaggeration; in fact, The North Star State has 11,842 lakes, each spanning at least 10 acres. If you end up studying in Minnesota as an international student, you’ll have a great deal of time to study since its home to ten of […]




Preparing a Portfolio for a Career in Public Relations

Posted on March 25th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

In the majority of careers, having a well-crafted resume and cover letter will be enough to land an interview with a potential employer, but that’s not necessarily the case within the dynamic field of public relations, or PR for short. Since this field in particular revolves primarily around a candidates writing, editing and research abilities, […]




Hangout with us to Get Your Tax Questions Answered

Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

If you are an international student or scholar in the U.S you will need to file a tax return before April 18th. Understanding how to file taxes and where to begin is difficult for anyone – even for most Americans! If you are unsure how to get started or what forms you will need, join […]




Healthy Eating in the USA

Posted on March 18th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Healthy eating in a new country? It may sound a little hard, but not to worry, we’re here to help! As an international student it can be extremely difficult knowing what your dining options will be in an unfamiliar country, not to mention being able to differentiate the healthy choices from the not so healthy […]




Things to See and Places to Go in California

Posted on March 14th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

­­ Stretching over the expansive West Coast and home to one out of every eight Americans, the Golden State is absolutely enormous.  From San Diego to Sacramento, California boasts endless stretches of forests, towering mountain ranges and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles have […]




What to Look for in a College Town

Posted on March 11th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

You can instantly think of the best store back home to buy your favorite snacks, the best restaurants to grab lunch, and the best coffee shops to study with friends (with free Wi-Fi, of course), but what about in the US?  Finding the perfect college town to fit your needs can be almost as important […]




Latin America Hangs Out with Mississippi State University

Posted on March 7th, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

Missed our Google Hangout with Mississippi State University last week? No problem! Here, you can find a brief overview on what programs are available to Latin American students at MSU. During the hangout we talked to Karin Lee, International Student Director from Mississippi State University, about the 175 different undergraduate and graduate degrees you can […]




How Necessary is a Game Design Internship?

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

If you enjoy playing and creating video games, now is the time to turn that passion into the foundation for a successful career! Regardless if you’ve already started your degree in game design, or if you’re still weighing the pros and cons, it’s important to know just how impactful an internship can be on your […]




Why Study Architecture?

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Are you considering a college degree in architecture, but not sure where the skills and diploma can take your career? Read on for four great reasons to study architecture as an international student! Architecture is a creative and artful way to make an impact on society. After all, architects build modern homes to fit the […]