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Holiday Season 2020

Posted on December 1st, 2020 by Luke Clausen

It’s the holiday season again and here in the US, you can actually feel the festivity in the air. Many cultures celebrate holidays during the wintertime, and no matter what you celebrate, it’s likely that this time of year brings back all kinds of memories of childhood and of time spent with your family and […]

And The TVC 2020 Winners Are…

Posted on November 27th, 2020 by Connor Blay

After more than a month of new video submissions, viewer voting and deliberation from our team and judges, the 2020 Travel Video Contest: Life After Lockdown has officially come to an end. We received 117 total entries this year from international students and cultural exchange participants all over the world. This year, the theme was […]

Thanksgiving in 2020

Posted on November 1st, 2020 by Luke Clausen

This semester, students around the United States and the rest of the world have returned to campus for the first time since the Spring semester. Freshman students who are attending college for the first time won’t have anything to compare their first semester to, so they may not notice anything out of the ordinary. But […]

US Election 2020: What to Know

Posted on October 30th, 2020 by Connor Blay

By now, you’re probably already well-aware of the fact that the US is preparing for arguably one of the most important elections in the nation’s history. This time next week, we will likely know for certain if Donald J. Trump will serve a second presidential term or if Joe Biden will become the 46th president […]

Spring 2021 at Northwest Missouri State University

Posted on October 26th, 2020 by Connor Blay

We know that a lot of you are eager to start studying in the US this spring after having your fall plans affected by COVID-19, so we thought we should let you know about an exciting opportunity to study at one of the Midwest’s Top Public Schools. Northwest Missouri State University would like to welcome […]

Study Tips for Exams

Posted on October 5th, 2020 by Luke Clausen

As a college student, your exam performance will have a direct impact on your grades and, in turn, your GPA. In many classes, there are only a few graded assignments aside from exams that factor into your grade. Even the most intelligent and dedicated students can struggle with having a low GPA. For this reason, […]

Celebrating Halloween During COVID-19

Posted on October 2nd, 2020 by Connor Blay

Yesterday, we entered October which of course means “Spooky Season” is here and Halloween is near. Since Halloween is my personal favorite holiday, naturally my mind started flowing with ideas to make this the best one yet. Then, a scary thought hit me. With no clear end to COVID-19 in sight, is Halloween canceled this […]

Why Study at the University of Colorado Denver?

Posted on September 18th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Centrally located in the U.S., Denver, Colorado is known for having an overall progressive attitude. The people are friendly, the city is livable, and it continues to grow and thrive as one of the most easily recognizable metropolises in the country, currently ranked #2 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of 125 Best Places […]

COVID-19 Update: What’s Happening in US Higher Ed this Fall?

Posted on September 16th, 2020 by Luke Clausen

The Background No matter where you are in the world, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted your daily life. As an international student, this impact is heightened drastically, because you are making major life choices, and these choices depend on whether or not your university’s campus is opening for the fall semester, the state of the […]

International Student Loans: What to Know

Posted on September 9th, 2020 by Luke Clausen

As an international student, finding the funding for your education will be one of the first steps you’ll need to take. College is expensive, and not many people are able to pay the tuition entirely upfront and on their own. There are a variety of financial aid options available to students who are committed and […]


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