The International Student Blog

8 Resources on Campus You Need to Use

Posted on October 17th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Welcome to the US! The college experience here can be a great one, and that’s largely due to all the services provided to both international and local students. Each university has many places for you to turn to if you need the help, whether it’s in polishing your writing, counseling services or obtaining legal assistance. […]

Join our Hangout for a Sneak Peek into the U.S. Higher Education System

Posted on October 13th, 2015 by Victoria Troupe

If you are trying to figure out the right path for your education in the United States, it is important to understand the different types of institutions that are available to you. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Valencia College in Orlando, Florida to introduce you to the U.S higher education system. We will explore the differences […]

Pursuing a Degree in Aviation

Posted on October 9th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

When thinking about pursuing a degree in aviation inside the US, many questions may come to mind- especially in the initial stages of application. A few questions you might be asking include: “Where can I get an application? What’s going to be on the application? Will the classes be hard? Will I get some flight […]

How to Eat Like an American

Posted on October 3rd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

When international students arrive on campus, they are bombarded with invitations to a variety of welcome events. The first few weeks are jam packed with opportunities to meet new people: both international students and locals. You probably are aware that there will be cultural differences, however most people don´t realize that one of the biggest […]

English Language Requirements for International Students

Posted on September 28th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

As an international student in the US there may be certain requirements needed to get into a US college or university that are not required by American citizens. To get into an American college or university, you must be proficient in the English language. Some schools in the U.S. test your knowledge of the English […]

Enjoy your Time as an International Student: Get Involved!

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

When trying to become an international student inside the US you might hear about the excitement and glamour of your travels to come. However, once you land on foreign soil you might realize that it’s not always as simple as others make it appear. Being an international student takes work- from completing numerous documents, learning […]

Hangout with us for Tips on Picking your Classes

Posted on September 22nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

This Friday at 11am EDT you can join our Hangout On Air for great tips on picking your college classes. Many international students find choosing classes each semester to be a very stressful process, and for good reason- it is! However, these tips can help you choose your classes stress free (or at least less […]

Cracking the Code: Top Philosophy Schools

Posted on September 18th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Generally, when asked to consider what makes for the best school, students will assume it has to do with school rankings. And it is true that the best philosophy schools are ranked. Potential philosophy students, especially considering graduate work, should take into consideration peer-reviewed rankings of school like those found on the Philosophical Gourmet Report. […]

International Students Studying Film

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

The average American spends 20 percent of their day watching television, according to Nielsen, a company that measures and records information dealing with television, radio, internet, and more. That means Americans spend 2 months of nonstop TV watching a year. The average child sees 20,000 commercials in a year and sixty-six percent of Americans watch […]

Numbers and Letters and Dates, Oh My!

Posted on September 11th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Although most of you will arrive with a good level of English, sometimes the sudden cultural immersion can be intimidating. From personal experience, you may have moments of frustration and confusion when you find yourself forgetting some of the most basic words and expressions. Here are some grammar tips on what you might want to […]