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Top Schools for Video Game Development in the United States

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

For an increasing number of international students, the love of playing video games has become the inspiration behind the decision to study video game development at an institution in the United States. Students should look into certain factors when determining which school will suit them best such as the quality and rigor of curriculum, the […]




Tips for Traveling Cheap in the U.S.

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

The experiences you gain from traveling may be unforgettable, but they certainly aren’t free. Because traveling can be so expensive, many people don’t think they can afford it and miss out on trips that could have blossomed into beautiful memories. As a current or aspiring international student we know that you aren’t afraid to travel, […]




Working as a Recording Engineer

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by Jenny Frankel

Recording engineering is both an art and a science, and working as a recording engineer requires both technical and creative skills. As audio manipulation technology becomes more sophisticated, the recording engineer’s job becomes just as creative and vital as the musician’s in the recording process. Working as a recording engineer means being responsible for preparing […]




Check Out Our International Student Insurance Options!

Posted on August 1st, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

InternationalStudent.com is your one-stop-shop to fulfill a variety of your needs as a current and future international student- including international student health insurance. InternationalStudent.com’s insurance section is able to provide you with the necessary tools you need to find an insurance plan during your studies outside your home country. Before the new semester begins make […]




Cracking the Code: Insight for Future US International Students

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by Gabriele Hickman

Universities in the US aren’t exactly like what they seem on TV. Knowing about the collegiate culture of the country you will be studying in will help take away some of the shock that can occur when you become an international student. The Academic Code Succeeding in your classroom studies should be one of your […]




What is Game Design: the Courses

Posted on July 25th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

So, what is game design? The ultimate career goal of a game designer is to be lead designer on his or her own title, creating and bringing to life an entire video game world. That being the case, game design is a discipline that spans from computer programming and graphic design to creative writing and […]




Holidays to Celebrate in the US as an International Student

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

One of the greatest ways to become immersed in American culture as an international student is by celebrating traditional American holidays. Holidays like Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Veterans’ Day, and MLK day all celebrate American culture and accomplishments. On the Fourth of July you may see festivities such as fireworks and parades, both […]




Avoid These 5 Mistakes On Your College Admission Application

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by Gabriele Hickman

You have been working for years for this moment. You have studied for exams, written papers, and sacrificed hours of leisure time to ensure your schoolwork is complete. It’s hard to believe that it’s already time, but soon you will be submitting college applications to admissions officers, and all of those years will be condensed […]




The 5 Biggest Mistakes you can make on Your College Admission Essay

Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Gabriele Hickman

Though you may not have had all of the answers in your classes and you may not have known all of the questions on the SAT, the college admission essay gives you an opportunity to discuss a topic you’ve been familiar with all your life: you. Even if you’re an expert on yourself, writing about […]




Where to Study Show Production: Los Angeles

Posted on July 8th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Are you an international student seeking to study at one of the top show production schools in the United States? If so, Los Angeles, California must make it onto your short list of where to study show production. Located on the Pacific Coast of the US, Los Angeles combines year-round sunny weather with boundless opportunities […]