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5 Tips for Taking Summer Classes

Posted on May 7th, 2021 by Connor Blay

So, you’ve decided to take classes during the summer. Good choice! My very first semester in college was during the summer and now I recommend summer classes to everyone. But while taking summer classes is an excellent way to get a head start on your program, it may be challenging to work at an accelerated […]

Thriving at Manchester Metropolitan University

Posted on April 30th, 2021 by Connor Blay

Located in the city centre of vibrant Manchester, England, Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK. The university has welcomed over 3,000 international students from more than 130 countries and is still growing. When you’re a student at Manchester Met, you can take comfort in knowing that you are never […]

Seven Reasons to Study in Canada

Posted on April 9th, 2021 by Luke Clausen

At some point, you may have heard that Canada is a lot like the United States, but colder and with more affordable healthcare. This is partially true, as many of the things that are attractive and popular about the United States exist in Canada as well. However, Canada is its own unique place with a […]

Tapping Into Your Creative Side

Posted on March 19th, 2021 by Luke Clausen

No matter what field of study you’re in, the one thing you’ll find in common among every engaged student is creativity. This makes perfect sense, as being passionate about something is one way creativity can happen. When a student is passionate about whatever they are learning, they naturally start investigating and thinking about it the […]

How to Improve Your GPA

Posted on March 1st, 2021 by Connor Blay

Well, you slipped up and didn’t get the grades you were looking for. You’re only human, after all, and there’s no need to start panicking about your GPA yet. There are actually several ways that you can improve your GPA prior to graduation should you need to. To help you out, here are some of […]

Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts

Posted on February 1st, 2021 by Connor Blay

As COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out all over the world, you might be wondering where vaccines are available and what the vaccination process will look like. Several countries around the world have purchased billions of vaccines which are to be distributed to the public. While we’re all eager to get vaccinated immediately, it’s clear that […]

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 […]

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 […]


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