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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 […]




Agriculture Career Options and International Small Farm Aid

Posted on August 11th, 2015 by Jennah Knight

Countries like Haiti are finding it challenging to continue to farm without the funding to support it. Small farms produce enough food for the family and the remainder goes to market, but the incoming money does not equal enough to buy a larger quantity of seed in order to produce more produce for more produce […]




Hangout for Tips on Adjusting to Life in the US

Posted on August 8th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Whether you’re about to head to the United States for the upcoming Fall semester or you’re still in the beginning stages of finding a college or university you want to attend- you won’t want to miss this hangout. We will cover a variety of information that you should know prior to stepping foot on US […]




What Kind of Architecture Should You Study?

Posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Stephanie Mizener

As you continue your research on where to study architecture in the US there may be questions that jump out at you.  A few questions might include: what is the difference between “Commercial” and “Industrial,” do you really want to narrow your choices down before entering a program, and is “landscape architecture” a good option […]