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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 […]

Staying In Shape While Studying Abroad

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

For most people, staying in shape doesn’t necessarily come easy. Exercising and eating right take conscious effort, no matter if you’re at home or in a foreign country. But when you’re studying abroad, you may not have access to work-out facilities or health food stores like you do in your hometown. However, with a little […]

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 […]

Getting to Your Classes…On Time

Posted on October 19th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

International students who live on campus have a luxury over off campus students, in that they have the opportunity to walk or bike to get to class. Those who have decided to rent an apartment or house off-campus, here are a few options when it comes to getting to your classes. Student Transportation For international students studying […]

Living Abroad 101

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

In preparation for next semester, international students are taking the necessary steps to relocate to a foreign college or university. Of these steps, making proper housing arrangements is one of high priority. Tips below help make the house hunting process a little easier for international students. Keep in mind personal location preferences—When living abroad select […]