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What Does a Movie Producer Do?

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Some of the longest movie credits of all time include Alien v Predator with a 12-minute long sequence and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King which was just over nine minutes. It takes a lot of people to create a film. The person who brought them all together is the movie producer. But [...]

Studying in Florida

Posted on December 21st, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

One of the best states for potential international students in the US is Florida. Florida is home to great schools, incredible weather, and world class entertainment like beaches and theme parks. International students from all over the world find themselves in Florida pursuing fun and challenging degrees. Schools There are several great private and state [...]

Choosing the Right Major

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The most important aspect of college is without a doubt the education you’ll receive. International students choose new colleges and universities around the world to be exposed to new culture and experiences, but also to gain the skills needed to enter the workforce. Many chase their dreams by studying a major that they are most interested in. [...]

How to Get a Career as a Director

Posted on December 16th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

If you’re thinking about pursuing a career as a director, you might be wondering what a film school at a college or university can actually teach you. After all, how can you teach someone an artistic process? To have a career as a director, you don’t need to have a college degree, however, there are [...]

How to Get Involved at College as an International Student

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Moving to a new country and fitting in is a challenge for many international students. All new college students whether international or domestic may be a little nervous about starting in a new place and meeting new people. Fortunately, most campuses offer a number of different recreational opportunities for just about every interest a student [...]

What You Need to Know About Studying Aviation in the US

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Studying aviation is a technical pursuit. There are many different terms and structures to the air transportation business in the U.S. which could affect where you choose to study aviation. International students who commit to studying aviation should educate themselves on the general outline of air transportation in the US. Civil aviation represents all non-military [...]

Steps to Find Your Dream School in the US

Posted on December 5th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Look out USA, because here you come! You’ve decided you’re going to be an international student in the US, but first you need to find a school to attend. Although this might seem like an overwhelming task, you already have the tools needed to see what schools are available for international students along with their [...]

Full Sail University Given Nod on List of Best Schools

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Full Sail University, in Winter Park, Florida, is one of the best schools for game design in the nation. Full Sail is a highly respected institution with graduates that are well known as being extremely knowledgeable in not only the technical programming aspects of game design, but the broader production process as well. The graduate [...]

Seventh Year Increase in International Education

Posted on November 27th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

This month the annual Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) has shed light on the trends of international students in the 2012-2013 academic year. The 2012/13 survey reports that for the seventh consecutive year the number of international students in US higher education is on the rise. This year there were [...]

How The Nielsen DMA Ranks Can Help Your Career

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

In the United States, the leader in television viewing data is a company called Nielsen Media Research. While many may be familiar with the role of Nielsen ratings in either condemning a TV show to cancellation or rewarding it with a renewal, the more relevant function of Nielsen to international students looking for American broadcasting [...]