The International Student Blog

How to Eat Like an American

Posted on October 3rd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

When international students arrive on campus, they are bombarded with invitations to a variety of welcome events. The first few weeks are jam packed with opportunities to meet new people: both international students and locals. You probably are aware that there will be cultural differences, however most people don´t realize that one of the biggest […]

English Language Requirements for International Students

Posted on September 28th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

As an international student in the US there may be certain requirements needed to get into a US college or university that are not required by American citizens. To get into an American college or university, you must be proficient in the English language. Some schools in the U.S. test your knowledge of the English […]

Cracking the Code: Top Philosophy Schools

Posted on September 18th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Generally, when asked to consider what makes for the best school, students will assume it has to do with school rankings. And it is true that the best philosophy schools are ranked. Potential philosophy students, especially considering graduate work, should take into consideration peer-reviewed rankings of school like those found on the Philosophical Gourmet Report. […]

International Students Studying Film

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

The average American spends 20 percent of their day watching television, according to Nielsen, a company that measures and records information dealing with television, radio, internet, and more. That means Americans spend 2 months of nonstop TV watching a year. The average child sees 20,000 commercials in a year and sixty-six percent of Americans watch […]

Game Design in the US: A Combination of Creative and Technical Skill

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Have you ever wondered who came up with the storyline behind your favorite video game? Who designed the levels, the gameplay and the environment? Who wrote the dialogue and came up with the characters? Who had the initial idea, the creative vision of an imagined interactive world that they then brought to life and shared […]

More than a Degree: The Benefit of College for Future Communications Careers

Posted on August 16th, 2015 by Gabriele Hickman

Most students attend college to complete one goal: graduate with a degree. Although the main focus of college should be graduation, there are many things that students miss while in college and don’t realize it until after graduation. College gives more than a degree, providing students with growth intellectually, socially and emotionally while teaching students […]

Agriculture Career Options and International Small Farm Aid

Posted on August 11th, 2015 by Jennah Knight

Countries like Haiti are finding it challenging to continue to farm without the funding to support it. Small farms produce enough food for the family and the remainder goes to market, but the incoming money does not equal enough to buy a larger quantity of seed in order to produce more produce for more produce […]

What Kind of Architecture Should You Study?

Posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Stephanie Mizener

As you continue your research on where to study architecture in the US there may be questions that jump out at you.  A few questions might include: what is the difference between “Commercial” and “Industrial,” do you really want to narrow your choices down before entering a program, and is “landscape architecture” a good option […]

Working as a Literary Agent

Posted on July 27th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

When people think of agents, they often think of suave, impeccably-suited hotshots wheeling and dealing on movie contracts over in Hollywood. But agents don’t just work for filmmakers! In the world of publishing, those lucky individuals with literary agent jobs get to help authors get their work published. So what is a literary agent and […]

The Importance of Cross Cultural Awareness in Business

Posted on July 20th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Imagine you are part of an advertising campaign for the toothpaste brand Pepsodent. You want to sell your product in a town in Southeast Asia by drawing attention to the whitening aspect of the paste. Later you and your campaign team find out that the local natives chew betel nuts to blacken their teeth. Your […]