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What Are Intramural Sports?

Posted on May 21st, 2021 by Connor Blay

There are currently more than 20,000 international student-athletes enrolled and competing at schools associated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). We encourage any students who would like to compete in collegiate sports at the highest level in the US to reach out to NCAA recruiters. The opportunity to become an NCAA athlete is certainly […]

The Beginning of a New and Hopeful Year

Posted on January 25th, 2021 by Fiqah Rahman

2021. The beginning of a new and hopeful year.  I believe that 2021 will be better. Vaccines are finally out, there’s slight progress in world’s politics, I graduated my masters program, finally got my Social Security (lol) and I got a job as a video producer for a small creative company in New York City.  […]

TVC 2020 Grand Prize Winner Fiqah Rahman Discusses Her Win

Posted on December 8th, 2020 by Fiqah Rahman

On November 20th, I was in my apartment sitting in front of my computer writing a story for an audio assignment. My phone –sitting on my left- was ringing. It was an unknown number. Honestly, I thought it was one of those scam calls but I decided to answer it anyway. “Fee-kah, is that how […]

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 […]

TVC: Life After Lockdown Now Open for Submissions

Posted on September 4th, 2020 by Connor Blay

You’ve heard about it, you’ve had time to plan for it and now it’s finally here! Our 15th annual Travel Video Contest arrived on your screens earlier this week after some careful thought and consideration from our team. Truthfully, with the current state of the pandemic making it so difficult for international students to make […]

Finished your Studies and Leaving the US? Do this First!

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Yessica Prato

You made it! The last few years have been filled with hard work, long papers, many sleepless nights studying for exams, and learning how to make the most out of your experience as an international student in the US. For this- we congratulate you! But before going back to your home country, here is a […]

International Students Choose the University of Southern Indiana

Posted on April 5th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

For the international student drawn to quieter regions of the US, the University of Southern Indiana (USI) provides a beautiful backdrop. Located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, students can do things like visit the Angel Mounds State Historic Site, which is formerly a home to prehistoric Native Americans, has 12 earthen mounds, […]

Mariana Made it to Canada!

Posted on December 21st, 2018 by Bryanna Davis

I don’t know when I’ll get used to this Canadian weather, but it’s worth it.  People who live in the city say the weather is fine this month because in February the temperature can get to -40 degrees Fahrenheit! I’ve been in the city for five days now, and even though it isn’t a long […]

Mariana Barbosa Prepares for her Journey to Canada

Posted on November 30th, 2018 by Bryanna Davis

When I got a call last week that told me I was this year’s winner for my video “Remembering to Live,”I couldn’t help but cry and be grateful. This contest isn’t just about competing for the prize, it’s about getting to know yourself better, putting together a video that describes what you most care about, […]

Announcing the 2018 Travel Video Contest Winners

Posted on November 18th, 2018 by Phu Nguyen

Our 2018 Travel Video Contest has come to an end, but we couldn’t be more excited to share the winners with you. We asked you to tell us about a trip you want to take or where you propose to study abroad, and you answered in a multitude of ways. Each of the 2018 entries […]


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