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Things You Must Do In Hawaii

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Few places on earth are as secluded, yet as accessible as the lush tropical jungles and pristine beaches of Hawaii. Home to Mount Waialeale, one of the rainiest places on earth and the only nation with an increasing land area (due to continuous volcanic eruptions), this little piece of heaven offers new experiences and surprises [...]

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Thoughts on Studying Abroad

Posted on March 28th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

You more than likely have already heard that studying abroad is not only a life-changing experience, but it can be a career boosting one as well. It’s a great way to stand out amongst the sea of other job applicants after graduation as it allows you to see the world from another angle- leveraging you [...]

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, [...]

6 Apps You Need as an International Student

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

World travel is not only becoming more accessible- it’s also becoming more convenient. With the help of evolving technology international students are able to find the opportunity to study overseas, along with resources to help them during their journey. One great (and sometimes free) resource that all international students should take advantage of are apps. [...]

Tipping Etiquette While Studying Abroad

Posted on December 7th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Food is universal. Who doesn’t like to eat? But culturally, food can vary wildly from country to country, which is what makes going out to eat such a fun experience! When it comes time to pay the bill, however, what do you do about the tip? Do you leave one? If so, how much? We’ve [...]

The Spirit of Halloween

Posted on October 31st, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year again- October 31st, meaning it’s the holiday recognized as Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve. If you are an international student inside the US and are from a country that doesn’t celebrate Halloween then you’re in for a treat…or a trick. If this is your first year to celebrate [...]

Must-See Study Abroad Checklist

Posted on October 24th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Let’s be honest: even packing and preparing all the necessary things for a vacation abroad can be a trying task. Don’t let that scare you off when the time comes to prepare for what you’ll need to study abroad. By making sure you have adequate time to complete all imperative tasks, checking things off your [...]

How to Remember Your Experience as an International Student

Posted on August 29th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being in a foreign place while studying abroad is exciting, with all of its new sights, sounds, smells and tastes. These are things that you’ll never want to forget, and as time goes on you’ll want to reflect back on and reminisce. Sometimes when we experience so many new things in such a condensed period of [...]

Get Blown Away By This US Slang Guide

Posted on August 24th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you are an international student wanting to come to the U.S. to hit the books (study) or if you are already here, you have probably already noticed that sometimes your American friends say things that throw you off (confuse you).  Like other countries we have developed a list of casual US slang words. While this is great [...]

Students Experience the US Free with CCI Greenheart

Posted on August 13th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Since 1985 students from around the world have relied on CCI Greenheart to provide them with a one of a kind cultural exchange experience. This year, seven individuals were granted the opportunity to participate in CCI Greenheart’s Summer Work and Travel program- for free! Through the newly established CCI Greenheart Ambassador Scholarship, these seven individuals [...]