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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 […]




You Forgot What? Tidy up your Study Abroad Packing List!

Posted on June 20th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you are in need of a study abroad packing list- this means your study abroad journey is just around the corner! Studying abroad is a great experience and with the right packing list, your travel can run as smooth as butter. Instead of embarking on your journey ill prepared, follow the below study abroad […]




How to Rent a Car in the US as an International Student

Posted on May 30th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The United States consists of approximately 3.7 million square miles and unfortunately doesn’t have an extensive transportation system that will reach every corner. As an international student in the US this can make it difficult to visit areas of the states without flying- however, many individuals throughout the US resort to driving. If you would […]




Top 3 Road Trip Routes in the US

Posted on May 23rd, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Although the United States spans thousands of miles from both North to South and East to West, road trips continue to be a poplar past time amongst those young and old within the US. If you are an international student within the US, or will be in the future, you will not want to pass […]




Viral in Vietnam

Posted on November 12th, 2012 by Bryanna Davis

Each year InternationalStudent.com receives a good number of entries to our annual Travel Video Contest. This year we were ecstatic to see that it was our biggest success thus far, with over 100 student entries from 44 different countries! The competition was fierce as we received a number of excellent videos. However, nothing prepared us […]