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Student Housing in the US

Posted on August 7th, 2020 by Connor Blay

A huge part of studying outside your home country is finding your home away from home. Before moving to the US to start your studies, be sure to compare housing options. There are a number of factors to consider in your housing search, such as rent cost, location, safety, amenities and roommates. The two main […]

Facebook Live: Find Your Academic Home at NWMSU

Posted on July 30th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Northwest Missouri State University is public university located in Maryville, Missouri offering more than 160 majors and programs at an affordable cost. Some other highlights of NWMSU include:  A safe, friendly place to study in the Midwest Northwest is ranked #24 for Top Public Schools Quality education at a low cost $7,400 Savings with textbooks […]

Skateboarding in the US

Posted on July 24th, 2020 by Luke Clausen

Skateboarding took off in the United States in the 1970s, and was popularized by surfers in California. Since then, skateboarding has evolved in many ways; the culture, equipment, aesthetics, styles, and realm of possibility constantly grow and change. In the early days, skateboarding was very underground, and didn’t take off and start to penetrate pop […]

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 […]

Facebook Live: Take the Lead at McNeese State University (Reminder)

Posted on June 10th, 2020 by Connor Blay

This is your friendly reminder that tomorrow at 11:00am Eastern Time, we will be on Facebook Live joined by McNeese State University. Director of International Programs, Preble Girard sat down with Andres Arias and Saurav Sharma, two of McNeese’s international student leaders.   About Andres Andres is an international student originally from Cali, Colombia. He was […]

Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month

Posted on June 5th, 2020 by Connor Blay

The 1960s was a period of time in the US which was characterized by anti-LGBTQ legislation. In fact, it was illegal in most states to have any kind of same-sex relations and as a result, LGBTQ people faced intense discrimination in everyday life. In the early morning hours of June 28th, 1969, police raided a […]

Facebook Live: Take the Lead at McNeese State University

Posted on June 4th, 2020 by Connor Blay

McNeese State University is a public university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. McNeese is known for its inclusive and diverse campus which allows international students to grow and thrive. McNeese is also known for: Its classification as a Carnegie Foundation Master’s University Its designation from U.S. News and World Report as a Tier One Regional […]

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 […]

Celebrating Valentine’s Day Around The World

Posted on February 14th, 2020 by Yessica Prato

Celebrations worldwide for Valentine’s Day! How can you join in the celebration? Learn more about it in our International Student Blog.

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 […]


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