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What is American Thanksgiving?

Posted on November 2nd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

If all you know about American Thanksgiving is that you have a few days off from classes- then you will most definitely want to learn more and get the answer to what is American Thanksgiving. After all, Thanksgiving is a great way to experience American tradition- so you don’t want to miss out! First, what […]

A Great (and Free) Valentine’s Day Gift

Posted on January 31st, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Tomorrow is the first day of February which means if you are trying to plan something special for your loved ones on Valentine’s day- you only have two weeks left. If you’re tired of just buying chocolates and flowers, we have a new Valentine’s day gift idea for you- let us tell the one you […]

What is Thanksgiving in the US All About?

Posted on November 23rd, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re an international student inside the US trying to figure out the answer to the question “What is Thanksgiving?” then we are here to offer a bit of guidance. More than likely from the name alone you have gathered that Thanksgiving is a day devoted to giving thanks. You may have even seen throughout […]

The Spirit of Halloween

Posted on October 31st, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year again- October 31st, meaning it’s the holiday recognized as Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve. If you are an international student inside the US and are from a country that doesn’t celebrate Halloween then you’re in for a treat…or a trick. If this is your first year to celebrate […]

An introduction to Halloween traditions in the US

Posted on October 27th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

Every year on October 31st people in many parts of the world celebrate Halloween. As an international student studying in the United States for the first time you may wonder what this holiday is all about and how you can celebrate it. For those who are not familiar with Halloween, here is an introduction to […]

What is American Food?

Posted on May 26th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

For many international students who have never been to the United States, and have only seen it in a movie or on a TV show, American food may seem to be primarily pizzas, hamburgers and French fries. While these foods are available and are very popular, the question of “What is American Food?” can’t be answered simply […]

Celebrating the New Year in New York City

Posted on December 24th, 2011 by Apinant Hoontrakul

New Year celebrations are major events all across the world and each country celebrates differently. In the US, most cities host public events to count down the seconds to the New Year. One city, in particular, is the most famous and that’s New York City. Every New Year’s Eve, up to one million people gather […]

Celebrating Christmas While Studying Abroad

Posted on December 10th, 2011 by Apinant Hoontrakul

For many people Christmas is a time to spend with family and loved ones. Studying abroad can be a fun and rewarding experience however it can be tough if you’ll be away from your family during Christmas. If you are accustomed to spending the holidays with your family and will not have the chance to […]

Black Friday in the US

Posted on November 23rd, 2011 by Apinant Hoontrakul

If you’ve never lived in the U.S. or if you have just arrived, you may have heard people talking about Black Friday and wondered, “What exactly is Black Friday?” Have you ever seen a movie depicting American people waiting for a department store to open and then rush in fighting for their favorite dress or […]

Thanksgiving – What’s it all about?

Posted on November 19th, 2007 by InternationalStudentGuru

As we approach one of the major US holidays, some would say a holiday that is bigger than Christmas for many Americans, I thought a posting explaining Thanksgiving and what its all about would help many international students understand the tradition and why it is celebrated. Typically thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in […]