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Connecting During COVID-19

Posted on July 6th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Whether you’re starting out your summer or gearing up for winter, it’s clear that this season will be one characterized by COVID-19 and you may not be able to connect with others in person. The lack of social gatherings has probably left you saying “I’m bored” more frequently than you’d like to admit. Fortunately for […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on May 5th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Created in 1949 by the Mental Health America organization, Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to recognize issues surrounding mental health worldwide. According to this organization, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Among international students, studies from recent years show that mental illness is even more common. As […]

3 Things International Students Should Do During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Posted on April 3rd, 2020 by Connor Blay

Wherever you are from and whatever age you may be, there is no doubt that you know about Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the first time in a very long time, people all around the world are facing the same issue. We understand that it may seem overwhelming, but there are a number of different actions you […]

Combating Culture Shock

Posted on January 17th, 2020 by Yessica Prato

Moving to a new country with a different culture and customs is the adventure of a lifetime. However, once you’ve settled into your place and you have time to get into a routine, certain aspects of your new home will become more noticeable than when you first arrived. I was born in Colombia and when […]

Lake Land College Values a Diverse Learning Environment

Posted on September 20th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

An important factor that international students should seek when searching for the school they’d like to attend is how much inclusion and diversity matters and is emphasized in practice. Lake Land College in Matoon, IL knows how important it is for international students to be and feel welcomed in their new learning environment, and has […]

Health Insurance for International Students in the US

Posted on August 23rd, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Students have a lot to prepare for as the fall semester begins. One of the most important things to check off the to-do list is having your health insurance situated, as many schools require coverage for the entirety of your time studying in the US. This is required because health insurance protects students in the […]

Healthy Habits at the University of Southern Indiana

Posted on August 22nd, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

International students who attend the University of Southern Indiana (USI) have many options for becoming involved in campus clubs, activities, and living experiences. From Living Learning Communities to Intramural Sports to Greek Organizations and other clubs, USI provides their international students the ability to branch out and find ways to immerse themselves in campus life. […]

Why International Students Should Spend Time Volunteering

Posted on June 7th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

It is an extremely difficult transition for an international student to move to a new country far away from friends, family, and familiar customs that one has grown up to know. You’re learning to adapt to new cultures and customs, all while keeping a major focus on academics. After a long day of classes and […]

University of Southern Indiana Provides a Complete College Experience

Posted on May 17th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

International students who come to study English in the USA are often looking for a full-range education. Academia is important, but the ability to live the lifestyle of an American student is of equal value in their study abroad experience as well. Living on campus is a great way to immerse themselves into the American […]

5 Ways to Make a Date Great

Posted on April 26th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Part of adapting to a new country and school will be the social aspects like dating. Having a romantic interest can be exciting, but what’s it like to go on a first date in the US? Truth be told, it’s not likely to be vastly different from dating in any other country, but there are […]


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