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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 […]

Making your Money Stretch When on an International Student Budget

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by Yessica Prato

If you had a twenty-dollar bill, would you know how many or what types of things you could buy in the United States? As an international student, it is important to have a good idea of what a dollar (or twenty) can buy, specially when on a tight budget. It may seem like technology will […]

Why You Should Attend the International Students Day Virtual Fair

Posted on February 15th, 2017 by Connor Smith

Finding the right college for you can be overwhelming but don’t make it more complicated than it has to be, learn why you should attend a online college fair. Attending an online college fair is a great way to learn about tons of different colleges and universities in a short time. CollegeWeekLive is hosting a […]

Conquer Public Speaking

Posted on February 10th, 2017 by Rachel Rollins

The night before I have to speak in public is always the worst. I can’t sleep, I have a pit in my stomach and I think of everything that could go wrong when I am public speaking. In college I failed at public speaking. In fact, on many occasions when I was presenting I would […]

Why Do You Love Your School? Tell Us Why Until Valentine’s Day!

Posted on January 31st, 2017 by Connor Smith

With Valentine’s Day coming up we have one question for you…”Why do you love your school?” Tell us why until Valentine’s Day! We want to hear from you about why you love your school! Up until Valentine’s Day on February 14th we want to hear on our Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus pages why you love […]


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