The International Student Blog

The Importance of Cross Cultural Awareness in Business

Posted on July 20th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Imagine you are part of an advertising campaign for the toothpaste brand Pepsodent. You want to sell your product in a town in Southeast Asia by drawing attention to the whitening aspect of the paste. Later you and your campaign team find out that the local natives chew betel nuts to blacken their teeth. Your […]

Study Creative Writing at Columbia University

Posted on July 13th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

If you’re an international student wondering where to study creative writing, there’s a good chance you’ve had your eyes on New York City. And there’s good reason beyond New York’s size, international communities, and artistic prestige, too – there are some fantastic schools there! One of the best schools for creative writing anywhere is New […]

Taking a Class on Shakespeare when Studying Literature

Posted on July 6th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

Students who study literature spend a lot of time reading and analyzing many different types of literary writing. While the guidelines are not exact, different literature programs will often cover very similar topics, at least among their required courses. One of the most common literature courses is a course on the most famous of English-language […]

8 Things to do the Month before Studying in the US

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

The month before you head to the US is full of excitement (and stress). To help make your preparations run as smooth as possible, here are eight things you need to keep in mind before you jump on a plane. 1. The only thing worse than being stranded at the airport is being stranded and […]

Tips for Making a Good Impression at your Internship

Posted on June 29th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Internships are an important part of the education process and they serve as a jumping off point into a professional career. Internships are a great way to network with and meet professionals, gain experience in the film industry and potentially turn your unpaid internship into a full time job. If you want to make a […]

Get an International Student Loan for the Fall Semester

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

It’s the time of year when many international students are trying to prepare for the upcoming semester by finding funding. If you’re planning on studying inside the United States next semester, more than likely you’re also searching for financial aid. The first step is to apply for as many scholarships as soon as possible. Scholarships […]

Hangout Alert: Tips for Writing a Great Admission Essay

Posted on June 19th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Summer is here! This means it’s a great time to start your search for a college or university to attend and start collecting information on how to make your college application process and transition run as smooth as possible. To help you jump-start this initiative make sure you join our Hangout On Air Friday the […]

US College Degree Levels Explained

Posted on June 12th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

If you’ve been researching colleges and universities inside the United States and have hit a brick wall when discussion of degree levels came into the picture, you’re not alone. Many students trying to study inside the US find that determining which US degree level they need to pursue can be a challenge. During the month […]

Study at the International Culinary Center

Posted on June 1st, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re interested in baking, cooking and the presentation of your culinary dishes then pursuing a degree in the culinary arts is a good option for you. A degree in the culinary arts can land you a career in a number of exciting positions including as an executive chef, personal chef, wine sommelier, caterer or […]

Economics Internship Tips

Posted on May 23rd, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Finding an economics internship that is right for you can be hard. This is especially true for international students. Some companies are only able to hire US students as they’re not able to handle the extra paperwork and strict guidelines that come with hiring international students. Don’t worry though! There are many things that you […]