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Need a Job? Hangout With Us Friday!

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

This Friday we are hosting a Hangout On Air to help you learn how to use your contacts to get a job. When competing against hundreds, sometimes thousands of other applicants, finding a job is not always easy as a new international student graduate. Even with a stand-out resume that boasts your study abroad experience, [...]

3 Keys to Building Credit

Posted on June 7th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students can and should start building their credit score as soon as possible. A credit score is the grade that you’re assigned based upon your financial history. Having a strong credit score can help you any time you have a credit report run on your name- for example when you try to rent an [...]

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 Bryanna Davis

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 [...]

Securing a Co-Signer for an International Student Loan

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Finding out you don’t have enough money while going through the study abroad process is a lot like hitting a brick wall during a marathon. Adrenaline is pumping, expectations are high then things come to a sudden halt. Luckily, there are financial aid options that international students can turn to if faced up against this [...]

Oh Ohio!

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

From the rubber capital of the world to the home of the first professional baseball team, Ohio has it all. If you are interested in winter, thrill rides, spring, agriculture, summer, sports, fall or all-American cuisine, you should contemplate studying abroad in (or at least visit) the buckeye state. One of Ohio’s greatest attractions is [...]

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 Random Things You Must Do While Studying Abroad

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Even while studying abroad it’s easy to get swept away in the daily hustle and bustle of life. Whether it takes a few weeks or months, a routine is established and tasks like going to class, grocery shopping, hitting the gym and homework can take over. However, keep in mind that studying abroad is a [...]

What You Should Know About American Professional Sports

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Why not dive into the culture of the United States? When international students come to America they hope to take in the culture, entertainment, and the many different experiences that their host nation offers. One of the most popular entertainment activities in the USA is organized professional sports. Sports are on all year round and [...]

Is Living Off Campus For You?

Posted on February 22nd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students looking to study abroad in the US will need to find adequate living arrangements. While most schools offer residence halls or on-campus dormitories, it’s wise to also consider the option of living off campus. While there are a lot of great advantages to living on-campus including being close to classes and having access [...]