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Reasons to Arrive in your Host Country Early

Posted on January 12th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

When you study inside the United States it’s common to take a look at when your classes begin and then try to plan your journey around that date. However, what you’ll soon discover is that as an international student inside the United States there are a number of good reasons to arrive in your host […]




Paying Politicians More

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by Jenny Frankel

A recent article at Freakonomics.com asks the intriguing question: “Would Paying Politicians More Attract Better Politicians?” Politicians in America already get paid quite a bit of money; in fact some might even argue that they get paid too much. However, the question being asked by the website is not whether or not it would be […]




Mapping your Undergraduate Degree in Game Design

Posted on December 26th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Even with the past economic roller-coaster, game design majors in the United States are still able to obtain successful careers in a sector of the US economy that has continued to thrive. These students will also be able to work with some of the most recognized and successful game design studios in the world. However, […]




What to Expect When Completing a College Application

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Thursday, December 17th at 11am EST we will be hosting our next live Hangout On Air to bring you information on what to expect when completing a college application. Submitting your application can be frightening but preparing yourself on what to expect can help ease any anxiety you might have. Join our hangout as we […]




International Education is on the Rise

Posted on December 12th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Each year the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs report on top information when it comes to international students coming to the US and US students studying abroad.  The findings are reported and released in the annual Open Doors report. The 2015 […]




Hangout with Mississippi State University

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by Victoria Troupe

Trying to figure out where to study in the USA can be a difficult challenge for many international students. We recently held an interactive Google Hangout to give students an inside looking into Mississippi State University and how they offer a TRUE American college experience, both socially and academically, with over 80 different majors and many […]




James Madison University Shines in Latest School Rankings

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by David Tucker

There are many colleges and universities to choose from when pursuing your higher education in the United States. We’re proud to announce that our partner, James Madison University (JMU), was recently ranked as one of the ‘Best Colleges’ in the US according to the latest rankings published by MONEY magazine! Located in Harrisonburg,Virginia, JMU offers the […]




Searching for a College? Join Our Hangout!

Posted on November 19th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Are you searching for a US College or University to attend? If so, during your search it’s important to know exactly what you’re looking for in a school (and exactly what you’re not looking for). To help you discover if a school is the right one for you, there are a few key questions that […]




What is Game Design: the Divisions

Posted on November 16th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

The rate of annual game sales has tripled since the early 2000’s and video games are now a household staple around the world. With the increase in video game popularity, the number of careers in game design has likewise increased. Many international students who desire a career designing video games have made the decision to […]




Sneak Peek into the U.S. Higher Education System with Valencia College

Posted on November 9th, 2015 by David Tucker

The United States is the perfect place to continue your education. Starting college is a major step for anyone to take, but one that will be the best time of your life. The higher education system in the U.S. can be complicated to understand as an international student, so we asked advisors from Valencia College […]