The International Student Blog

Where to Find Video Game Development Internships

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Many international students have decided that their love of video games is a great basis for a career and have begun studying video game development in the United States. While many economic sectors have faltered in recent years and recent college graduates are left scrambling for any interview for which they will be considered, such […]

Top Schools for Video Game Development in the United States

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

For an increasing number of international students, the love of playing video games has become the inspiration behind the decision to study video game development at an institution in the United States. Students should look into certain factors when determining which school will suit them best such as the quality and rigor of curriculum, the […]

Working as a Recording Engineer

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by Jenny Frankel

Recording engineering is both an art and a science, and working as a recording engineer requires both technical and creative skills. As audio manipulation technology becomes more sophisticated, the recording engineer’s job becomes just as creative and vital as the musician’s in the recording process. Working as a recording engineer means being responsible for preparing […]

What is Game Design: the Courses

Posted on July 25th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

So, what is game design? The ultimate career goal of a game designer is to be lead designer on his or her own title, creating and bringing to life an entire video game world. That being the case, game design is a discipline that spans from computer programming and graphic design to creative writing and […]

Holidays to Celebrate in the US as an International Student

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

One of the greatest ways to become immersed in American culture as an international student is by celebrating traditional American holidays. Holidays like Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Veterans’ Day, and MLK day all celebrate American culture and accomplishments. On the Fourth of July you may see festivities such as fireworks and parades, both […]

The 5 Biggest Mistakes you can make on Your College Admission Essay

Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Gabriele Hickman

Though you may not have had all of the answers in your classes and you may not have known all of the questions on the SAT, the college admission essay gives you an opportunity to discuss a topic you’ve been familiar with all your life: you. Even if you’re an expert on yourself, writing about […]

Where to Study Show Production: Los Angeles

Posted on July 8th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Are you an international student seeking to study at one of the top show production schools in the United States? If so, Los Angeles, California must make it onto your short list of where to study show production. Located on the Pacific Coast of the US, Los Angeles combines year-round sunny weather with boundless opportunities […]

How to Celebrate July 4th in the USA

Posted on July 1st, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

  Did you know that next week holds a very exciting day for The United States? The Fourth of July is a national holiday that marks the Continental Congress’s adaptation of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, naming the thirteen colonies an independent nation. Every year on the Fourth of July the US becomes a […]

Study ESL at the Computer Systems Institute

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

The ESL Academy is a division of Computer Systems Institute (CSI). Immersion while formally studying a language allows students to immediately use new language skills and vocabulary words in the real world, which helps to create a more effective learning environment. Students at CSI learn native usage of the English language and become comfortable speaking […]

What You Need to Know About Academic Capability and Your F1 Visa Approval

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re trying to get your F1 visa then you know there’s a lot of work involved and the US government will evaluate all aspects of your life before granting you one. Many students wonder how their academics will play a role in that approval, mostly out of fear that their scores aren’t enough to […]