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Running out of Funds? Start Budgeting!

Posted on January 5th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students often find that their finances may be a bit more limited than they would initially like. It’s not easy to be a full time student and have a job, and most students cannot balance both a job and academics. Because students will have limited funds, it is important to have a budget put [...]

My Dorm Room is How Small?!

Posted on December 29th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The transition into a dorm room or college apartment can be tough! Student housing units are small and students may feel cramped or uncomfortable in their new space. Tips below help transform these small spaces from a claustrophobic cubicle into a student sanctuary. Decorate with a light color palette Softer colors like white and pastels [...]

Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet!

Posted on December 27th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Ready or not- the New Year is here! For some of you this might only mean a handful of new classes, but for many it means much more. The New Year is a great time to change old ways and incorporate completely new habits! Out with the old and in with the new- let’s get [...]

Studying in Florida

Posted on December 21st, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

One of the best states for potential international students in the US is Florida. Florida is home to great schools, incredible weather, and world class entertainment like beaches and theme parks. International students from all over the world find themselves in Florida pursuing fun and challenging degrees. Schools There are several great private and state [...]

Choosing the Right Major

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The most important aspect of college is without a doubt the education you’ll receive. International students choose new colleges and universities around the world to be exposed to new culture and experiences, but also to gain the skills needed to enter the workforce. Many chase their dreams by studying a major that they are most interested in. [...]

How to Get Involved at College as an International Student

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Moving to a new country and fitting in is a challenge for many international students. All new college students whether international or domestic may be a little nervous about starting in a new place and meeting new people. Fortunately, most campuses offer a number of different recreational opportunities for just about every interest a student [...]

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 [...]

Seventh Year Increase in International Education

Posted on November 27th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

This month the annual Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) has shed light on the trends of international students in the 2012-2013 academic year. The 2012/13 survey reports that for the seventh consecutive year the number of international students in US higher education is on the rise. This year there were [...]

Dining Out in the USA

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Food can often time be a fixture of national culture. The United States is home to some amazing restaurants, no matter what you are looking for when dining out in the USA. The USA has fine dining, casual restaurants, fast food, and tons of ethnic choices. Here is an inside look at a few of [...]

Is Greek Life Right For You?

Posted on November 9th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

One exciting opportunity for international students studying in the US who are looking to be a part of a campus organization while meeting new friends is joining a fraternity or sorority- also known as Greek life. Fraternities are sororities are Greek organizations that contain a number of different functions from creating social bonds, to helping [...]