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4 Adjustments International Students in the US Face

Posted on May 19th, 2017 by Yessica Prato

Part of being an international student is getting involved with the culture and customs around you. Customs and traditions differ from place to place. However, in the United States you will notice an incredible amount of diversity. Whether it’s the different people or the extreme changes in weather as you fly from New York to […]




Continue your English Education at Arizona State University

Posted on May 12th, 2017 by Connor Smith

If you’re looking for somewhere in the U.S. to continue your education, do it at Arizona State. The Arizona State University (ASU) Global Launch program is designed for international students to take their English abilities to the next level while getting a real American college experience. Located in the city of Phoenix, Arizona State is […]




Sign Up to Join the International Students Day Online Fair

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by Rachel Rollins

As an international student it can be difficult to try to get in contact with the school that you would like to attend. Luckily, International Students Day is a free online fair just for international students that want to talk to US colleges and universities. During this event you will have the opportunity to learn […]




How to Build Good Credit in the US as an International Student

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by Connor Smith

As an international student inside the US, it’s wise to know your credit score and start building your credit now. What is a credit score? Your credit score essentially reflects how much of a financial risk you would be if you were loaned money. Building a good credit score means it will be possible (and […]




Don’t Forget to File Your Tax Return

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by Connor Smith

April 18th is approaching fast, don’t forget to file your tax return! If you are an international student studying in the United States you must file your tax return on or before April 18th!  Every international student and their dependents (including spouses and children) are required to file their taxes if they were living in […]




Still Searching to Find the Perfect College?

Posted on April 8th, 2017 by Rachel Rollins

Still searching to find the perfect college to attend? Finding a great school that’s just perfect for you is difficult, but sometimes the school that we picture for ourselves isn’t always what we need. In my experience, I dreamed of going to a large,  traditional, public school. The school I choose was a small liberal […]




Mind What You Read and What you Hear, Don’t be Fooled this April Fools’ Day!

Posted on March 31st, 2017 by Connor Smith

If you are studying in the US you may think April 1st is just another day, however, April 1st is the day of fools, better known as April Fools’ Day. What is April Fools’ Day? This holiday is celebrated worldwide, including in the US, by pranking your family, friends or co-workers by playing light hearted […]




Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder…Or Does It?

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by Connor Smith

Are you in a committed relationship and thinking about studying abroad? Is it possible to be in a long distance relationship while apart and located across the world? They say distance makes the heart grow fonder…or does it? One of the greatest opportunities you can have in college is studying abroad. Studying abroad is a […]




Your Spring Break on a Budget

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by Rachel Rollins

It’s almost time for your Spring break! By now you’re well into your Spring semester and need a break from being in the library all day. Spring break is your time to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather, but sometimes the cost of going on a trip can feel more like a big headache. Some […]




Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the US as an International Student

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by Bryanna Davis

Each year in March the Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois runs green between Columbus and Wacker Drive. Nearly 400,000 people enjoy the brightly colored river while listening to bagpipes play in the near distance. What event is so large that it can turn a river green? St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday […]





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