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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, [...]

How to Study Abroad

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

You’ve made up your mind- you’re going to study abroad! Now all you need to do is figure out how to study abroad. Luckily, we have a number of resources available that can help you in this journey. First, you will want to make sure your parents are comfortable with you studying abroad. You may [...]

Choosing a Major in Economics

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Choosing a major can be difficult, especially for international students. With so much riding on the line, the choice can sometimes seem overwhelming. One of the hardest things about the decision is finding a major that strikes a balance between something you enjoy, and something that will get you a good job when you graduate. [...]

Experience Super Bowl While Studying in the US

Posted on February 1st, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

On February 2nd millions of individuals in the United States will turn on their TV for one of the largest US television events of the year- the Super Bowl. Thanks to the half time show and ingenious commercials, both sports fans and non-sports fans alike find common ground when it comes to gathering for the [...]

A Great (and Free) Valentine’s Day Gift

Posted on January 31st, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Tomorrow is the first day of February which means if you are trying to plan something special for your loved ones on Valentine’s day- you only have two weeks left. If you’re tired of just buying chocolates and flowers, we have a new Valentine’s day gift idea for you- let us tell the one you [...]

Game Design at Full Sail University

Posted on January 27th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

The video game industry is thriving in the United States. The production budget for many mainstream games regularly exceeds $20 million. As such, careers in game design in the US are on the rise along with the opportunity for international students to access top-notch game design programs. Game design is a diverse field and the [...]

Planning for Spring Break

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students dedicate themselves to intense studying year round, but at some point they need a break from the academic rigors of their courses. Luckily students get one to two weeks each spring semester to take a nice relaxing break away from their classes. Some students decide to go home, and others plan getaway vacations. [...]

6 Apps You Need as an International Student

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

World travel is not only becoming more accessible- it’s also becoming more convenient. With the help of evolving technology international students are able to find the opportunity to study overseas, along with resources to help them during their journey. One great (and sometimes free) resource that all international students should take advantage of are apps. [...]

Broadcasting Reality: On-Air Broadcasting Jobs

Posted on January 20th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

There are few jobs as glamorous in broadcasting as being an on-air reporter or anchor. Unfortunately, there are also few jobs as competitive. International students pursuing an education in broadcasting may find themselves out of luck if they go to school in a big city and just expect to get one of these jobs there [...]

How to Feel at Home as an International Student

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is exciting! But as a natural part of travel comes culture shock which opens the doors to feeling homesick. This means that longing to be with friends and family back home can get in the way of your new experiences abroad. Your time abroad is very valuable and more often than [...]