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The “Advice to Graduates” Contest Winner Announced

Posted on June 5th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Our second annual “Advice to Graduates” Contest has come to an end and we have named our winner! Abazie Wiseman took home $250 for the following words of wisdom that he shared with the graduating class of 2015: “Challenges are our best friends in disguise as they provide us paths to our goals. As you […]

The Inside Scoop on Studying Abroad in the UK

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

You’ve been thinking about it for a while and you’ve finally made the decision to do it. Although it will take months to prepare you know it will be worth it… you’re going to study abroad in the United Kingdom! You will want to start by getting as much information as possible right away. If […]




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, […]




Ask Our May Advisor Your Question!

Posted on May 8th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Every month we bring in a new international student advisor from schools through the US. These advisors are available to answer any questions that you have about becoming an international student or being an international student. This month Darren Funk from Hannibal-LaGrange University is ready to answer your questions as our May advisor! Darren has […]




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 […]




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 […]




Dinner on a Student Budget

Posted on September 14th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is great, you meet new friends, gain a wealth of knowledge and are exposed to things that you may not have ever otherwise known existed. But lets be real, it can sometimes be hard living on a student budget. Just because your income is low doesn’t mean you are doomed to […]




How to Remember Your Experience as an International Student

Posted on August 29th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being in a foreign place while studying abroad is exciting, with all of its new sights, sounds, smells and tastes. These are things that you’ll never want to forget, and as time goes on you’ll want to reflect back on and reminisce. Sometimes when we experience so many new things in such a condensed period of […]




Do you have the Nursing Student Style Down?

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

      As a nursing student, you will undoubtedly be asked to write a countless number of papers- all in the style of APA format, of course. Instead of simply presenting you with information on APA format, we will also show you how it’s done! The American Psychological Association 6th edition (APA) provides a standardized guideline […]