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Navigating your Way Around Campus as a New International Student

Posted on July 30th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

You’ve safely landed in your campus residence hall, unpacked your suitcase, met your residence hall advisor and sifted through a number of fliers you received from the front desk- now what? As a new international student you more than likely have arrived earlier than other students so finding life on campus might be a difficult […]

8 Things to do the Month before Studying in the US

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

The month before you head to the US is full of excitement (and stress). To help make your preparations run as smooth as possible, here are eight things you need to keep in mind before you jump on a plane. 1. The only thing worse than being stranded at the airport is being stranded and […]

Hangout Alert: Tips for Writing a Great Admission Essay

Posted on June 19th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Summer is here! This means it’s a great time to start your search for a college or university to attend and start collecting information on how to make your college application process and transition run as smooth as possible. To help you jump-start this initiative make sure you join our Hangout On Air Friday the […]

Hangout Thursday: Things to Keep in Mind when Finding a US College

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

If you want to study in the US but don’t know how to start the process of finding a school- you won’t want to miss our Hangout this upcoming Thursday: Things to Keep in Mind when Finding a US College. Our February guest advisor from the University of Alabama, Caitlin Kelley, will be joining me […]

5 (Frightening) Things International Students Experience

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Embarking on your first semester as an international student is exciting! You’ve been forewarned to get ready for the best year or semester of your life and that although you might run into a small “culture shock bump” the journey is worth it. Yes, this is completely true. However, a warning on culture shock is […]

How to Prepare for Spring Semester

Posted on November 30th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

With finals not even here yet it might be difficult to start thinking about the Spring semester, but now is the perfect time. After all, when finals do hit- it might just be what helps you make it through the long study sessions and stressful tests. Get a few tips on how to prepare for […]

How to Choose a Major as an International Student – Part 1

Posted on October 4th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Some international students go abroad knowing exactly what they want to study- and might even choose their school based upon the degree program they’re after. However, choosing your major is a huge decision and because of this not every international student will have an answer to the inevitable question they will be asked numerous times: […]

Watch Live to Get the Dirt on Picking Your Major

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Here’s a scary thought: Declaring your major means you’ve made your final choice when it comes to what career path you want to pursue. This decision is not an easy one and should be made only after you’ve researched and carefully considered your options. If you need help choosing a major, we have a live […]

Hangout with Mississippi State University

Posted on September 21st, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Tuesday is your chance to speak directly with Mississippi State University (MSU)! If you’re looking for a great school in the US, this is your chance to get more information on one of the most prestigious universities in the southern United States! Karin Lee, the manager of International Student and Scholar Services will give you […]

Can I Afford College in the US?

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

The dream of studying in the United States as an international student is a great one- but it quickly comes to a halt for most students as the long list of expenses come to mind. Although you know you want to study in the US and it would be a great career move- you still […]


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