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Facebook Live: Find Your Academic Home at NWMSU (Reminder)

Posted on August 4th, 2020 by Connor Blay

This is your friendly reminder that tomorrow at 11:00am Eastern Time, we’re going to be on Facebook Live with our special guests from Northwest Missouri State University. I’ll be chatting about the things that make Northwest an excellent academic home for international students including: The benefits The academics Safety Student support Scholarships Have any questions […]

4 Reasons LCR Capital Partners is an Ideal EB-5 Partner for International Students

Posted on July 31st, 2020 by Connor Blay

LCR Capital Partners (LCR) is a global investment firm led by classmates who met at Harvard Business School. Headquartered in Westport, Connecticut, LCR has five regional offices around the world in Miami, São Paulo, Dubai, Mumbai and Singapore. Active since 2012, they have worked with over 800 clients from 31 countries, helping them obtain a […]

Facebook Live: Find Your Academic Home at NWMSU

Posted on July 30th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Northwest Missouri State University is public university located in Maryville, Missouri offering more than 160 majors and programs at an affordable cost. Some other highlights of NWMSU include:  A safe, friendly place to study in the Midwest Northwest is ranked #24 for Top Public Schools Quality education at a low cost $7,400 Savings with textbooks […]

Skateboarding in the US

Posted on July 24th, 2020 by Luke Clausen

Skateboarding took off in the United States in the 1970s, and was popularized by surfers in California. Since then, skateboarding has evolved in many ways; the culture, equipment, aesthetics, styles, and realm of possibility constantly grow and change. In the early days, skateboarding was very underground, and didn’t take off and start to penetrate pop […]

Connecting During COVID-19

Posted on July 6th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Whether you’re starting out your summer or gearing up for winter, it’s clear that this season will be one characterized by COVID-19 and you may not be able to connect with others in person. The lack of social gatherings has probably left you saying “I’m bored” more frequently than you’d like to admit. Fortunately for […]

Facebook Live: Nonresident Tax Info Session

Posted on July 2nd, 2020 by Connor Blay

Calling all last-minute tax return filers! Next week on July 8th at 11am Eastern Time we’re going live on Facebook with our friend Neil Duffy from Sprintax. If you lived in the US as an international student in 2019, you’re going to need to file Tax Form 8843 regardless if you earned income last year […]

New English Test Option for University Admissions!

Posted on June 19th, 2020 by Brett Reichert

Hi, my name is Brett. I’m in charge of international student admissions at the University of West Georgia near Atlanta. Disclaimer: I don’t work for DuoLingo, but I did teach English in Korea and the U.S. for 10 years. I wanted to write about DuoLingo’s new English test because I think it offers a fresh, […]

Protesting as an International Student in the US

Posted on June 15th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Today marks the fourth week in a row of anti-racism demonstrations in the US and around the world. These demonstrations are a direct result of the deaths of a number of unarmed black people at the hands of US police, not just recently but throughout history. However, the video of George Floyd was a clear […]

Facebook Live: Take the Lead at McNeese State University (Reminder)

Posted on June 10th, 2020 by Connor Blay

This is your friendly reminder that tomorrow at 11:00am Eastern Time, we will be on Facebook Live joined by McNeese State University. Director of International Programs, Preble Girard sat down with Andres Arias and Saurav Sharma, two of McNeese’s international student leaders.   About Andres Andres is an international student originally from Cali, Colombia. He was […]

Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month

Posted on June 5th, 2020 by Connor Blay

The 1960s was a period of time in the US which was characterized by anti-LGBTQ legislation. In fact, it was illegal in most states to have any kind of same-sex relations and as a result, LGBTQ people faced intense discrimination in everyday life. In the early morning hours of June 28th, 1969, police raided a […]


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