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2019 Travel Video Contest is Now Open!

Posted on September 7th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Our annual 2019 Travel Video Contest is now open for entries!  This is your chance to win 1 of 5 unique awards, including the $4,000 grand prize! To enter, submit a video to us that you made specifically for the 2019 InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest and tell us one of two things in a 4-minute […]

Fayetteville’s Home on the Hill

Posted on August 30th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Fayetteville, Arkansas has been listed as one of the top 5 best places to live in the U.S. for several years in a row by US News & World Report. For those who live in the area, this ranking is far from surprising. With a population of just under 90,000, Fayetteville has a lot to […]

Spending Summer in the US as an International Student

Posted on June 28th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Everyone has different plans, ideas, and motivations for when summer break comes around. Some international students may take classes, travel, take a summer job, go back to their home country, or just simply relax before the next term of school starts. Whatever the case may be for you as an international student, here are some […]

Finished your Studies and Leaving the US? Do this First!

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Yessica Prato

You made it! The last few years have been filled with hard work, long papers, many sleepless nights studying for exams, and learning how to make the most out of your experience as an international student in the US. For this- we congratulate you! But before going back to your home country, here is a […]

Can International Students Apply for Credit Cards?

Posted on May 10th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Building credit may not seem like an immediate priority for an international student first arriving in the US, but the sooner you start establishing credit the better. Even if it doesn’t come in handy right away, in the long run, most international students benefit from having a credit history that proves you are a reliable […]

How to Travel the US on a Budget

Posted on February 22nd, 2019 by Sutherland Beever

The United States is a pretty big country, meaning your travel budget can quickly diminish if you aren’t careful. Lucky for you, this blog will outline the cheapest ways to get across the US without breaking the bank – including transportation and housing options, along with fun entertainment ideas. Transportation Trains and buses – Both […]

Mariana Studying in Canada Part II

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Below is the second blog update by Mariana Barbosa, InternationalStudent.com’s 2018 Travel Video Contest winner. Mariana is now studying Canada. You can track her journey by checking our blog throughout the year.  I admire anyone who can go ice skating. I tried and didn’t succeed, for now.  It was fun though. Maybe with a lot of […]

Going Home With a Friend During Winter Break

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by Phu Nguyen

The busy semester has wound down and college students are getting a much-needed break. As an international student, your options for spending your leisure time will differ from many students who both study and live in the US. There’s good reason to consider visiting the home of a US friend during the winter break. With […]

Mariana Barbosa Prepares for her Journey to Canada

Posted on November 30th, 2018 by Bryanna Davis

When I got a call last week that told me I was this year’s winner for my video “Remembering to Live,”I couldn’t help but cry and be grateful. This contest isn’t just about competing for the prize, it’s about getting to know yourself better, putting together a video that describes what you most care about, […]

Student Travel Programs Offer Sustainability Education

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by Bryanna Davis

What are the biggest social and environmental challenges of the current generation? How are organizations working on solutions? What are the career possibilities in this area? Many student and youth travel programs are building these questions into their content, giving participants the chance to evaluate their own roles in improving the world for future generations. […]


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