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7 Rules for Keeping in Touch

Posted on April 25th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Going back home for summer break or after graduation is exciting!  You get to see your family and friends again, eat your favorite local meals and remember where it is that you came from. While you’re getting back into the swing of things back home, don’t forget to keep in touch with your new friends […]




America’s Favorite Foods (Yum!)

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

The United States has always been a melting pot of cultures, so it makes sense that the food would follow suit! Over the years, recipes from around the world have been heavily improvised with different ingredients and processes to create a hodgepodge of American culinary cuisine. Not to sell the United States short, there are […]




How to Make the Most out of Your Summer Internship

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

Regardless if you’ve already landed a great summer internship or if you are still searching for the perfect opportunity, an internship can easily help you advance to the next step in your professional career. As an international student, the most important thing is what you take away from the internship: more confidence, new skills, valuable […]




Things to Consider Before the End of the School Year

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

As summer draws near, that also means that the end of the school year is coming to a close. Although the idea of visiting home, having an internship or sitting by the pool might sound exciting, there are also a lot of items you need to add to your “to-do” list before you can relax […]




An International Guide for Filing US Taxes – presented by Sprintax

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

It’s that time of year again, taxes! Let’s face it, filing taxes is stressful, especially if this is your first time filling one in the US. If you are like most international students, you’re probably wondering why you need to file and exactly where to begin. That’s why we’ve partnered with Sprintax, to guide you […]




Places to Visit in Minnesota!

Posted on March 28th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Welcome to “The Land of 10,000 Lakes!” Believe it or not, that’s not an exaggeration; in fact, The North Star State has 11,842 lakes, each spanning at least 10 acres. If you end up studying in Minnesota as an international student, you’ll have a great deal of time to study since its home to ten of […]




Preparing a Portfolio for a Career in Public Relations

Posted on March 25th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

In the majority of careers, having a well-crafted resume and cover letter will be enough to land an interview with a potential employer, but that’s not necessarily the case within the dynamic field of public relations, or PR for short. Since this field in particular revolves primarily around a candidates writing, editing and research abilities, […]




Healthy Eating in the USA

Posted on March 18th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Healthy eating in a new country? It may sound a little hard, but not to worry, we’re here to help! As an international student it can be extremely difficult knowing what your dining options will be in an unfamiliar country, not to mention being able to differentiate the healthy choices from the not so healthy […]




Things to See and Places to Go in California

Posted on March 14th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

­­ Stretching over the expansive West Coast and home to one out of every eight Americans, the Golden State is absolutely enormous.  From San Diego to Sacramento, California boasts endless stretches of forests, towering mountain ranges and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles have […]




What to Look for in a College Town

Posted on March 11th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

You can instantly think of the best store back home to buy your favorite snacks, the best restaurants to grab lunch, and the best coffee shops to study with friends (with free Wi-Fi, of course), but what about in the US?  Finding the perfect college town to fit your needs can be almost as important […]