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How to Save Money on School Supplies: Textbook Edition

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

As an international student, you already have a ton of both expected and unexpected expenses. Whether it’s thousands of dollars for tuition or money for rent, grocery bills or flights back home, payments can accumulate very quickly!Not to worry we’re here to show you how to save money on school supplies: textbook edition Though you […]




Places to See and Things to Do in North Dakota

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

In September of 1883 Theodore Roosevelt (the 26th president of the US) visited the wild and uncivilized state of North Dakota on a buffalo hunting trip. Struck by the sheer loveliness of the landscape, Roosevelt called the state “a world of beauty and color and limitless space,” and actually purchased two ranches in North Dakota […]




Make The Most from Your Summer Vacation

Posted on April 29th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

After studying for exams late at night, working long hours writing papers, and doing more than your share of a group project, you deserve a summer break! Students in the U.S. relish their summers as a time to relax and not fret about all of their school responsibilities. If you’re spending your summer in the […]




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, […]