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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 […]

How to Study Abroad

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

You’ve made up your mind- you’re going to study abroad! Now all you need to do is figure out how to study abroad. Luckily, we have a number of resources available that can help you in this journey. First, you will want to make sure your parents are comfortable with you studying abroad. You may […]

A Great (and Free) Valentine’s Day Gift

Posted on January 31st, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Tomorrow is the first day of February which means if you are trying to plan something special for your loved ones on Valentine’s day- you only have two weeks left. If you’re tired of just buying chocolates and flowers, we have a new Valentine’s day gift idea for you- let us tell the one you […]

Planning for Spring Break

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students dedicate themselves to intense studying year round, but at some point they need a break from the academic rigors of their courses. Luckily students get one to two weeks each spring semester to take a nice relaxing break away from their classes. Some students decide to go home, and others plan getaway vacations. […]

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. […]

How to Feel at Home as an International Student

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is exciting! But as a natural part of travel comes culture shock which opens the doors to feeling homesick. This means that longing to be with friends and family back home can get in the way of your new experiences abroad. Your time abroad is very valuable and more often than […]

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 […]