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Make The Most from Your Summer Vacation

Posted on April 29th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

After studying for exams late at night, working long hours writing papers, and doing more than your share of a group project, you deserve a summer break! Students in the U.S. relish their summers as a time to relax and not fret about all of their school responsibilities. If you’re spending your summer in the […]




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 […]




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 […]




How Travel Insurance Could Save Your Summer Vacation

Posted on July 10th, 2015 by Sutherland Beever

Even though buying travel insurance won’t be nearly as much fun as choosing new snorkeling equipment for a deep sea adventure this summer, it may just save your vacation! Most travelers don’t consider that the health insurance plan they use at home likely won’t provide coverage around the world, so any medical bills that arise […]




When In New Hampshire Do This…

Posted on May 31st, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

As one of the five states without sales tax, New Hampshire is a great example of “What you see is what you get,” but don’t worry, this state has much more to offer than a lower cost of living. The Granite State is known for its purple snow-capped mountains, beautiful lakes and rich history dating […]




Study in Georgia!

Posted on April 26th, 2014 by Sutherland Beever

Close your eyes and picture endless red-clay hills, warm peaches ripening in the sun and well, CNN. Although a global news network may not seem to fit the Gone with The Wind images you imagine when thinking of Georgia, it is the 21st century after all and Georgia is no stranger to change. After being […]




Things You Must Do In Hawaii

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Sutherland Beever

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. […]