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Digital Media Convergence and its Effects on Communications Strategies

Posted on December 8th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

It’s so big, so great of a transformation that the word “change” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Over the past few decades, the media hasn’t changed, it hasn’t altered, it hasn’t evolved. Rather, it has completely converged. The news that used to be printed in newspapers and magazines are now viewed online. The music […]

What is a Producer?

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

If you’re an international student wanting to pursue a career as a producer you’ve made a giant leap in the right direction by narrowing down the many jobs in film into one. But even within producing, there are many different types of producers. If you want to work with movies, then you’ll be a movie […]

How to Prepare for Spring Semester

Posted on November 30th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

With finals not even here yet it might be difficult to start thinking about the Spring semester, but now is the perfect time. After all, when finals do hit- it might just be what helps you make it through the long study sessions and stressful tests. Get a few tips on how to prepare for […]

My Application Journey

Posted on November 28th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

This exciting journey was written by Meenakshi Das- a freshman student majoring in Accounting at Mississippi State University. She is an international student from Pune, India. She enjoys reading, travelling and writing in her free time. America. Two years back, this name always put a smile on my face. It had always been my dream […]

2014 Travel Video Contest Winner

Posted on November 25th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

The 2014 Travel Video contest has come to an end and although we’re sad that we no longer have new videos coming in we are still excited that the winners have been chosen! If you missed the announcement of the winners and are dying to know who walked away with $4,000, we have the answer […]

2014 Travel Video Contest Viewers’ Choice Winner and Finalists

Posted on November 18th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Although the 2014 Travel Video Contest is closed for new entries- there is still plenty of excitement to go around! Last week we announced the 15 finalists, including your pick: the Viewers’ Choice winner! If you haven’t checked out these talent-ridden videos, here’s a bit of information to get you excited. The 2014 Viewers’ Choice […]

Working in the US as an International Student on an F1 Visa

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Most students are on a tight budget- as an international student you must add hefty traditional student fees with travel costs, legal fees, out of state tuition and housing – this adds up to an even higher bill. All of these fees can be worrisome and have you looking for any solution to get the […]

Study Broadcasting at UCLA

Posted on November 8th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

With a massive Beverly Hills campus and a student population over 40,000, the University of California – Los Angeles is one of the more visible schools on the entire West Coast. But the campus and student body aren’t the only big things about it – UCLA’s broadcasting program gets a lot of respect as one […]

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 […]

Tips for Getting an F1 Visa Approved

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Before you can become an international student there are certain things that must be done. Perhaps the most important task: getting your F1 visa approved. An F1 visa is what most international students who study at a college or university obtain when they come to the United States. Getting an F1 visa can be a […]