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Tips on Dating in the US

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

When you become an international inside the US part of the experience will include the new people you meet- including any love interests that come about. If you’re considering dating while studying in the US it’s important to make sure you’re familiar with a few standard protocol items within the dating world before you venture […]




Earth Day Fun: Four Easy Ways to Repurpose Around Your Dorm

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Don’t forget that Earth Day is this Friday! As an international student, now is the ideal time to start thinking about how you can help the world we all share by learning to reduce, reuse and recycle. To help you get into the swing of things, this Earth Day we thought that it would be fun […]




How to Host a Potluck on Thanksgiving

Posted on November 1st, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Thanksgiving inside the US is a time for friends and family to gather and celebrate what they’re thankful for- and is usually focused around a Thanksgiving feast. If you would like to celebrate Thanksgiving during your time as an international student inside the US, the best way to do this is to host a Thanksgiving […]




5 New Year’s Resolutions International Students Should Make

Posted on December 13th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Ready or not 2015 is upon us. To get a fresh start on life it’s common practice to create a New Year resolution list. If you’re new to the idea of creating resolutions just think of these resolutions as goals- things you want to accomplish, eliminate or include in the upcoming year. Although popular resolutions […]




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 […]