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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 [...]

Study Film: Know the Difference Between Film and Digital

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

International students taking classes in undergraduate programs in film will experiment with a variety of media and techniques. Two of the biggest is learning the difference between film and digital. In the past, film was the main medium filmmakers used to make movies. 35mm was king and other formats were snubbed. Now, with more technology, [...]

What You Should Know About American Professional Sports

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Why not dive into the culture of the United States? When international students come to America they hope to take in the culture, entertainment, and the many different experiences that their host nation offers. One of the most popular entertainment activities in the USA is organized professional sports. Sports are on all year round and [...]

Feeling Lucky? Win a Pot of Gold!

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Want a pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day? We’ve got you covered. St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday originating from the Roman Catholic feast day of the patron saint of Ireland. According to Irish folklore a leprechaun has hidden a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, this means anyone able to [...]

Is Living Off Campus For You?

Posted on February 22nd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students looking to study abroad in the US will need to find adequate living arrangements. While most schools offer residence halls or on-campus dormitories, it’s wise to also consider the option of living off campus. While there are a lot of great advantages to living on-campus including being close to classes and having access [...]

Learn How to Get an International Student Loan

Posted on February 19th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

After you’ve applied for as many scholarships as possible, sometimes there is still a portion of your college tuition that you need to find funds for. In this instance, an international student loan is a good solution to fill in those financial aid gaps. If you’re interested in getting an international student loan but aren’t [...]

Pilot Training in the Military

Posted on February 17th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

There are many aviation degree programs in the US that offer international students the chance to study. Possible aviation degree programs for international students include pilot training to mechanics to administration. But if you’re an international student who doesn’t want a job as a commercial pilot or can’t find work, there is another option. The [...]

How International Students Get Hundreds in Scholarships

Posted on February 14th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Other than getting accepted into the international school of your dreams, one of the hardest parts of becoming an international student is getting the financial aid that you need. Whether you’ve been applying to scholarships since you’ve been accepted or aren’t sure where to start, learn a few secrets on how international students get hundreds [...]

5 Job Interview Tips for International Students

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Whether you are an international student interviewing for an on-campus job or an OPT position, you will want to collect as much advice as possible. Here are 5 job interview tips for international students in the US that you will want to listen to! Be Firm In the United States and many other western countries [...]

Alex Day and the Future of Self-Producing

Posted on February 10th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

International students interested in pursuing careers in recording engineering by creating and producing their own music might consider looking to Alex Day for inspiration. Alex Day, a self-produced musician from Essex, England, is one of a growing number of young musicians who are changing the recording industry forever. “I don’t have a label, a manager, [...]