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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. […]

What all International Students Should Know About US Healthcare

Posted on March 9th, 2018 by Yessica Prato

Coming to the United States as an international student is an exciting adventure. The US culture is very unique and the vastness of this country offers a place for everyone. However, one important aspect of your trip should be protecting your health. While traveling to a different country can be a great experience, you want […]

Ways to Celebrate in December as an International Student

Posted on November 24th, 2017 by Yessica Prato

December is almost upon us which means the holidays and end-of-year celebrations will keep you busy while on Winter break. In countries around the globe, December is a month of festivities, religious days, family time, and getting rest. If you are wondering how to best enjoy the month, here are some of the most popular […]

Staying Safe While Studying In The United States

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by Yessica Prato

Staying safe while you are studying abroad is very important. Unfortunately, we live in a world where some people may take advantage of others, especially international students. When it comes to studying in a different country, one thing is certain – the struggle is very real! Most of the time you are on a tight […]


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