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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 [...]

Affordable Student Accommodations

Posted on November 1st, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Whenever traveling abroad, finding affordable student accommodations can make or break a trip, as well as a budget. However, the quest for cheap student living shouldn’t overshadow getting a feel for the way of life in a particular location. Feeling out an area is even more important when deciding whether or not to pursue a [...]

What is American Food?

Posted on May 26th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

For many international students who have never been to the United States, and have only seen it in a movie or on a TV show, American food may seem to be primarily pizzas, hamburgers and French fries. While these foods are available and are very popular, the question of “What is American Food?” can’t be answered simply [...]

10 Things To Do After Studying Abroad

Posted on March 3rd, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

In our previous blog we talked about 10 Thing To Do Before Studying Abroad, but for many of us we look forward to our trip and never had much chance to think about what we would do once we return home. This time we will talk about the 10 things to do after studying abroad. [...]

Study for Free in Finland

Posted on February 4th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

If you are considering getting a university degree from Europe, but worry about the cost, why not consider getting your degree in Finland? Finland is one of the last remaining countries in Europe that does not charge tuition to international students, and the Finns put a high priority on education. Thus Finland offers an excellent [...]