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Springtime Selfie Contest

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

In many parts of the world- Spring has sprung! This change in season is often closely related with tidying up, also known as- spring cleaning! Whether spring cleaning for you means organizing your dorm closet, updating your resume, getting rid of old apps on your phone or helping to pick up trash on campus, we [...]

Show Production and House of Worship Technology

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Some church services look very similar to rock concerts these days. The lead singer with perfectly gelled hair strums his electric guitar while the drummer pounds out the beat in the back and lights dance around the room in bright green, blue, and red hues. The only difference between this service and a concert is [...]

Free Budgeting Webinar For International Students

Posted on March 22nd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is an experience of a lifetime, but attached to this opportunity can be a shockingly high price tag. Because of the cost, many international students need to determine a set budget then stick to it. However, sticking to a budget or thinking of non-essential ways to cut costs isn’t always easy. [...]

A Taste of Home to Ease Homesickness Abroad

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Young adults studying abroad are often excited about experiencing new cultures and exploring the place they will call home for the next several years. However, once the boxes are unpacked and the pictures are hung on the wall, homesickness can settle in and have you missing many of your favorite things from home, especially home-cooked [...]

Broadcasting Curriculum: The Media Ethics Class

Posted on March 17th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

One of the classes that most broadcasting students are bound to take in some form is the Media Ethics class. Sometimes paired with law, this course generally shows up in one of two places in an undergraduate broadcasting curriculum: either very early as a more introductory course, or as one of the most advanced courses [...]

Spring Break Road Trip 101

Posted on March 14th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Spring break is finally here which means it’s time to hit the open road with a few friends and enjoy a sight-seeing road trip! Road trips are a great way for international students in the US to see areas that might have otherwise been overlooked. While it might seem easy enough to plan a road trip, [...]

6 Random Things You Must Do While Studying Abroad

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Even while studying abroad it’s easy to get swept away in the daily hustle and bustle of life. Whether it takes a few weeks or months, a routine is established and tasks like going to class, grocery shopping, hitting the gym and homework can take over. However, keep in mind that studying abroad is a [...]

The Mobile Music Lab: Recording Arts on Wheels

Posted on March 10th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

When an aspiring recording artist wants to lay down a new track, they might head to the nearest recording studio to test it out. But what if the recording studio came to you? That’s the general concept behind the Mobile Music Lab, a project run by the Delta Music Institute at Delta State University. Based [...]

Get Answers to Your ESL Questions

Posted on March 8th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Each month we have a guest international student advisor who is dedicated to answering the questions of current international students and those who would like to become an international student. This month is just the same, but with a twist. This March we present you with a special English as a Second Language (ESL) feature! [...]

Webinar Tomorrow: How to Write a Killer Scholarship Essay in 8 Steps

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

When searching for financial aid, the first place international students should turn to is scholarships. There are a number of international scholarships available, but to receive these scholarships, it requires time and dedication during the application process. Many scholarships require students to submit an essay when they apply, which can be worrisome to many international [...]