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Study Film: Know the Difference Between Film and Digital

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

International students taking classes in undergraduate programs in film will experiment with a variety of media and techniques. Two of the biggest is learning the difference between film and digital. In the past, film was the main medium filmmakers used to make movies. 35mm was king and other formats were snubbed. Now, with more technology, [...]

What You Should Know About American Professional Sports

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Why not dive into the culture of the United States? When international students come to America they hope to take in the culture, entertainment, and the many different experiences that their host nation offers. One of the most popular entertainment activities in the USA is organized professional sports. Sports are on all year round and [...]

Is Living Off Campus For You?

Posted on February 22nd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students looking to study abroad in the US will need to find adequate living arrangements. While most schools offer residence halls or on-campus dormitories, it’s wise to also consider the option of living off campus. While there are a lot of great advantages to living on-campus including being close to classes and having access [...]

Pilot Training in the Military

Posted on February 17th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

There are many aviation degree programs in the US that offer international students the chance to study. Possible aviation degree programs for international students include pilot training to mechanics to administration. But if you’re an international student who doesn’t want a job as a commercial pilot or can’t find work, there is another option. The [...]

5 Job Interview Tips for International Students

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Whether you are an international student interviewing for an on-campus job or an OPT position, you will want to collect as much advice as possible. Here are 5 job interview tips for international students in the US that you will want to listen to! Be Firm In the United States and many other western countries [...]

Alex Day and the Future of Self-Producing

Posted on February 10th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

International students interested in pursuing careers in recording engineering by creating and producing their own music might consider looking to Alex Day for inspiration. Alex Day, a self-produced musician from Essex, England, is one of a growing number of young musicians who are changing the recording industry forever. “I don’t have a label, a manager, [...]

Choosing a Major in Economics

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Choosing a major can be difficult, especially for international students. With so much riding on the line, the choice can sometimes seem overwhelming. One of the hardest things about the decision is finding a major that strikes a balance between something you enjoy, and something that will get you a good job when you graduate. [...]

Experience Super Bowl While Studying in the US

Posted on February 1st, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

On February 2nd millions of individuals in the United States will turn on their TV for one of the largest US television events of the year- the Super Bowl. Thanks to the half time show and ingenious commercials, both sports fans and non-sports fans alike find common ground when it comes to gathering for the [...]

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 [...]

Game Design at Full Sail University

Posted on January 27th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

The video game industry is thriving in the United States. The production budget for many mainstream games regularly exceeds $20 million. As such, careers in game design in the US are on the rise along with the opportunity for international students to access top-notch game design programs. Game design is a diverse field and the [...]