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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.  […]

Livestream Recap: Mastering Business at McNeese State University

Posted on January 8th, 2021 by Connor Blay

If you missed our livestream this morning with our special guests from McNeese State University, you missed out on a good one! I chatted with Preble Girard, Morgan Turpin and Sarah Leonards on everything that makes the Master of Business Administration program at McNeese excellent. But don’t worry! You can still watch the livestream at […]

3 Tips for Limiting Your Screen Time

Posted on January 5th, 2021 by Connor Blay

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a 100% chance that you’re reading it on your computer, tablet, mobile device or whatever piece of technology you use to browse the internet. In the age of COVID-19, almost all of us are guilty of spending too much time on our devices and not enough time enjoying the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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