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Fall 2021 Essentials for US International Students

Posted on June 15th, 2021 by Connor Blay

With travel restrictions starting to ease up, many first-year international students will now have the option to come to the US for the fall 2021 semester. If you’re not quite ready to make the journey yet or you’re in a country where travel restrictions haven’t yet been lifted, we understand and so do colleges and […]

What Are Intramural Sports?

Posted on May 21st, 2021 by Connor Blay

There are currently more than 20,000 international student-athletes enrolled and competing at schools associated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). We encourage any students who would like to compete in collegiate sports at the highest level in the US to reach out to NCAA recruiters. The opportunity to become an NCAA athlete is certainly […]

Boost Your Career Prospects at Manchester Metropolitan University

Posted on May 14th, 2021 by Connor Blay

With the international jobs market more competitive than ever, it’s important for students to begin planning for their future career prior to entering the workforce. At Manchester Metropolitan University, your employability is a priority. You will have several opportunities to network and gain experience throughout your time at Manchester Met. Keep reading to find out […]

5 Tips for Taking Summer Classes

Posted on May 7th, 2021 by Connor Blay

So, you’ve decided to take classes during the summer. Good choice! My very first semester in college was during the summer and now I recommend summer classes to everyone. But while taking summer classes is an excellent way to get a head start on your program, it may be challenging to work at an accelerated […]

Thriving at Manchester Metropolitan University

Posted on April 30th, 2021 by Connor Blay

Located in the city centre of vibrant Manchester, England, Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK. The university has welcomed over 3,000 international students from more than 130 countries and is still growing. When you’re a student at Manchester Met, you can take comfort in knowing that you are never […]

Seven Reasons to Study in Canada

Posted on April 9th, 2021 by Luke Clausen

At some point, you may have heard that Canada is a lot like the United States, but colder and with more affordable healthcare. This is partially true, as many of the things that are attractive and popular about the United States exist in Canada as well. However, Canada is its own unique place with climate […]

Tapping Into Your Creative Side

Posted on March 19th, 2021 by Luke Clausen

No matter what field of study you’re in, the one thing you’ll find in common among every engaged student is creativity. This makes perfect sense, as being passionate about something is one way creativity can happen. When a student is passionate about whatever they are learning, they naturally start investigating and thinking about it the […]

How to Improve Your GPA

Posted on March 1st, 2021 by Connor Blay

Well, you slipped up and didn’t get the grades you were looking for. You’re only human, after all, and there’s no need to start panicking about your GPA yet. There are actually several ways that you can improve your GPA prior to graduation should you need to. To help you out, here are some of […]

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Posted on February 2nd, 2021 by Connor Blay

One of the most valued traditions in the world across all cultures is, of course, the Lunar New Year and we couldn’t be more excited about the start of the celebration happening next week. For those of you who may not be familiar with this tradition and how it’s celebrated, we’ve got you covered! What […]

Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts

Posted on February 1st, 2021 by Connor Blay

As COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out all over the world, you might be wondering where vaccines are available and what the vaccination process will look like. Several countries around the world have purchased billions of vaccines which are to be distributed to the public. While we’re all eager to get vaccinated immediately, it’s clear that […]


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