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Ways to Live Like a Local as an International Student in the US

Posted on April 13th, 2018 by Connor Smith

Have you ever heard the expression, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do!”? This is the mantra you should adopt when you become an international student in the US! The most important thing when studying abroad is to immerse yourself in that culture. Go in with the attitude that you are a sponge, ready […]

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 […]

Volunteering as an International Student

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 by Yessica Prato

Summer can be used as a time to recharge your batteries and relax until the next school year comes. Although taking time for yourself is important, when you study abroad you want to make sure you are maximizing your experience. You may accomplish this by traveling, working or taking summer classes. However, the US also […]

Travel Document Requirements When Studying Abroad

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by Gabriele Hickman

The admissions office at your college may have already asked you to fill out applications and paperwork and send documents such as transcripts and test scores, but you’re not off the hook yet. Now you have to make sure that you have all of the (additional) travel documents required for studying abroad. Gather these six […]

7 Rules for Keeping in Touch

Posted on April 25th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Going back home for summer break or after graduation is exciting!  You get to see your family and friends again, eat your favorite local meals and remember where it is that you came from. While you’re getting back into the swing of things back home, don’t forget to keep in touch with your new friends […]

Dating Your Future Career

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Not ready to commit to a single career path quite yet? Don’t worry, it’s normal. As an international student it’s easy to feel pressured to choose your college major early and work constantly towards achieving your dreams, but choosing a path and sticking to it isn’t always that easy.  Luckily you’ve already taken a huge leap […]

Things to See and Places to Go in California

Posted on March 14th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

­­ Stretching over the expansive West Coast and home to one out of every eight Americans, the Golden State is absolutely enormous.  From San Diego to Sacramento, California boasts endless stretches of forests, towering mountain ranges and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles have […]

Why Study Architecture?

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Are you considering a college degree in architecture, but not sure where the skills and diploma can take your career? Read on for four great reasons to study architecture as an international student! Architecture is a creative and artful way to make an impact on society. After all, architects build modern homes to fit the […]

Is Public Relations Right for You?

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by Michael Burgess

Every business organization needs some form of a public relations department to handle pressing issues and portray a positive image to the public. International students who like to deal with the media, find solutions to challenging problems, and want to be the face of a large organization will find that studying Public Relations is the right […]

International Education is on the Rise

Posted on December 12th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Each year the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs report on top information when it comes to international students coming to the US and US students studying abroad.  The findings are reported and released in the annual Open Doors report. The 2015 […]


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