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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 […]




Reasons Why You Should Volunteer This Summer!

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

As international students you have so many great opportunities to get involved in your community! Volunteering is a fun way for you to gain new skills, meet people, and expose yourself to different environments that you normally would not be used to. Here are reasons why you should volunteer this summer, regardless if you’ve chosen […]




Dating Your Future Career

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Not ready to commit to a single career path quite yet? Don’t worry, it’s normal. As an international student it’s easy to feel pressured to choose your college major early and work constantly towards achieving your dreams, but choosing a path and sticking to it isn’t always that easy.  Luckily you’ve already taken a huge leap […]




How to Make the Most out of Your Summer Internship

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

Regardless if you’ve already landed a great summer internship or if you are still searching for the perfect opportunity, an internship can easily help you advance to the next step in your professional career. As an international student, the most important thing is what you take away from the internship: more confidence, new skills, valuable […]




Things to Consider Before the End of the School Year

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

As summer draws near, that also means that the end of the school year is coming to a close. Although the idea of visiting home, having an internship or sitting by the pool might sound exciting, there are also a lot of items you need to add to your “to-do” list before you can relax […]




An International Guide for Filing US Taxes – presented by Sprintax

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

It’s that time of year again, taxes! Let’s face it, filing taxes is stressful, especially if this is your first time filling one in the US. If you are like most international students, you’re probably wondering why you need to file and exactly where to begin. That’s why we’ve partnered with Sprintax, to guide you […]




Places to Visit in Minnesota!

Posted on March 28th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Welcome to “The Land of 10,000 Lakes!” Believe it or not, that’s not an exaggeration; in fact, The North Star State has 11,842 lakes, each spanning at least 10 acres. If you end up studying in Minnesota as an international student, you’ll have a great deal of time to study since its home to ten of […]




Preparing a Portfolio for a Career in Public Relations

Posted on March 25th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

In the majority of careers, having a well-crafted resume and cover letter will be enough to land an interview with a potential employer, but that’s not necessarily the case within the dynamic field of public relations, or PR for short. Since this field in particular revolves primarily around a candidates writing, editing and research abilities, […]




Hangout with us to Get Your Tax Questions Answered

Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

If you are an international student or scholar in the U.S you will need to file a tax return before April 18th. Understanding how to file taxes and where to begin is difficult for anyone – even for most Americans! If you are unsure how to get started or what forms you will need, join […]




Healthy Eating in the USA

Posted on March 18th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Healthy eating in a new country? It may sound a little hard, but not to worry, we’re here to help! As an international student it can be extremely difficult knowing what your dining options will be in an unfamiliar country, not to mention being able to differentiate the healthy choices from the not so healthy […]