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Three Things That Can Delay Your College Admission

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by Bryanna Davis

It’s a dream you’ve had for a while and you’re finally making it happen: you’re going to apply to study in the US. Although it might seem like it’s an easy enough process, there are many things that can get in the way of you receiving that acceptance letter. Here are three things that can […]




Ways to Reboot During Winter Break

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Let’s face it, being a full time international student in the US is exhausting. Along with having the typical work of a student (classes, exams, study groups, projects, pop quizzes, essays, etc) international students also have to balance this with exploring a new culture, making new friends, and trying to adjust to just about everything […]




Degrees in Film for International Students

Posted on November 4th, 2016 by Jenny Frankel

From learning camera equipment to understanding the dynamics of a famous film, each degree in film teaches international students something new and exciting about the world of film. There are many different degrees an international student can get in film. Just at the University of Southern California Los Angeles there are two different schools with […]




Counseling Services on Your Campus

Posted on October 21st, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

College is a time full of transitions, especially as an international student inside the US. A new campus, new friends, new living situation and maybe even a new language- all of the changes can be overwhelming and it’s expected that international students will go through culture-shock. However, college-aged students like you are at an age […]




Where to Study Show Production: New York City

Posted on October 17th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you are an international student looking for ideas regarding where to study show production, you should consider New York City. New York is home to over 8 million people from all over the world, and the perfect home base for your time in the United States. The Tisch School of the Arts at New […]




How to Survive Your First Cold Winter in the US

Posted on October 11th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re an international student in the US and are preparing for a cold winter then it’s best to prepare now- especially if you’ve never experienced cold weather. Here are a few tips on how to survive your first cold winter. 1. Accessorize Smarter: accessories are not just for fashion, especially in temperatures below freezing. […]




What to Expect from a Graduate Degree in Video Game Development

Posted on October 7th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

International students pursuing a graduate degree in video game development in the United States should pay particular attention to the curriculum of the graduate program in question as not every graduate degree in video game development is the same. Video game development majors should be aware that game development programs in the United States emphasize […]




Business Schools are Big Business with International Students

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re an international student wanting to pursue business- you’re not alone. For colleges and universities across the United States, business is, well, big business. Not only is a business degree sought after by domestic students, but according to the Institute of International Education’s most recent Open Doors data on international students– it is also […]




Use your Show Production Degree to Work as a Concert Hall Technician

Posted on September 19th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you are an international student who has ever wondered what you can do with a show production degree, ask yourself these questions: how many pounds can the pipe above hold? How high can something be hung from the ceiling? How will the stage look if it’s doused in red light versus blue? How loud […]




How to Survive Communal Bathrooms When Living in the Dorms

Posted on September 12th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Unless you’re going to live on your own during your time in the US, you will have to share a bathroom with one, two (or more!) roommates. Although it might sound awkward, here are a few things to keep in mind on how to survive communal bathrooms when living in the dorms as an international […]