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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 [...]

Planning for Spring Break

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students dedicate themselves to intense studying year round, but at some point they need a break from the academic rigors of their courses. Luckily students get one to two weeks each spring semester to take a nice relaxing break away from their classes. Some students decide to go home, and others plan getaway vacations. [...]

Broadcasting Reality: On-Air Broadcasting Jobs

Posted on January 20th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

There are few jobs as glamorous in broadcasting as being an on-air reporter or anchor. Unfortunately, there are also few jobs as competitive. International students pursuing an education in broadcasting may find themselves out of luck if they go to school in a big city and just expect to get one of these jobs there [...]

How to Feel at Home as an International Student

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is exciting! But as a natural part of travel comes culture shock which opens the doors to feeling homesick. This means that longing to be with friends and family back home can get in the way of your new experiences abroad. Your time abroad is very valuable and more often than [...]

Video Game Development at Full Sail University

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

With consoles, computers, handheld devices and now smart phones in more hands than ever, video games are in greater demand than ever before. Without video game developers to conceive, write, design, and program these projects, however, few would be much more than a glimmer in the eye of many. Fortunately for game enthusiasts and would-be [...]

Recording Arts for your Eyes and Ears

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

When people think of the recording arts, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is the audio from a recording studio. But to think of recording arts as just dealing with sound is to miss a huge part of the field. Sound interacting with visuals adds another dimension to any recording. Not [...]

Running out of Funds? Start Budgeting!

Posted on January 5th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students often find that their finances may be a bit more limited than they would initially like. It’s not easy to be a full time student and have a job, and most students cannot balance both a job and academics. Because students will have limited funds, it is important to have a budget put [...]

Tips for Saving Money on Textbooks

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Buying textbooks at the beginning of a semester is like the adult version of school supply shopping. There’s something so gratifying in a stack of new books, the inexplicable excitement of being on the cusp of a new semester. But then you see your grand total pop up on the register, and you wonder how [...]

Highest Paying Jobs in Medicine

Posted on December 31st, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Everyone knows that doctors make a lot of money, but do you know which doctors make the most? Some of the highest paying jobs in medicine may surprise you. 1. General Surgeon Of the highest paying jobs in medicine, this one probably won’t surprise anyone. Being a surgeon is hard. It requires long shifts and [...]

My Dorm Room is How Small?!

Posted on December 29th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The transition into a dorm room or college apartment can be tough! Student housing units are small and students may feel cramped or uncomfortable in their new space. Tips below help transform these small spaces from a claustrophobic cubicle into a student sanctuary. Decorate with a light color palette Softer colors like white and pastels [...]