The International Student Blog

Tipping Etiquette While Studying Abroad

Posted on December 7th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Food is universal. Who doesn’t like to eat? But culturally, food can vary wildly from country to country, which is what makes going out to eat such a fun experience! When it comes time to pay the bill, however, what do you do about the tip? Do you leave one? If so, how much? We’ve […]

Seventh Year Increase in International Education

Posted on November 27th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

This month the annual Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) has shed light on the trends of international students in the 2012-2013 academic year. The 2012/13 survey reports that for the seventh consecutive year the number of international students in US higher education is on the rise. This year there were […]

Dining Out in the USA

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Food can often time be a fixture of national culture. The United States is home to some amazing restaurants, no matter what you are looking for when dining out in the USA. The USA has fine dining, casual restaurants, fast food, and tons of ethnic choices. Here is an inside look at a few of […]

Is Greek Life Right For You?

Posted on November 9th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

One exciting opportunity for international students studying in the US who are looking to be a part of a campus organization while meeting new friends is joining a fraternity or sorority- also known as Greek life. Fraternities are sororities are Greek organizations that contain a number of different functions from creating social bonds, to helping […]

Staying In Shape While Studying Abroad

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

For most people, staying in shape doesn’t necessarily come easy. Exercising and eating right take conscious effort, no matter if you’re at home or in a foreign country. But when you’re studying abroad, you may not have access to work-out facilities or health food stores like you do in your hometown. However, with a little […]

Must-See Study Abroad Checklist

Posted on October 24th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Let’s be honest: even packing and preparing all the necessary things for a vacation abroad can be a trying task. Don’t let that scare you off when the time comes to prepare for what you’ll need to study abroad. By making sure you have adequate time to complete all imperative tasks, checking things off your […]

Getting to Your Classes…On Time

Posted on October 19th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

International students who live on campus have a luxury over off campus students, in that they have the opportunity to walk or bike to get to class. Those who have decided to rent an apartment or house off-campus, here are a few options when it comes to getting to your classes. Student Transportation For international students studying […]

Living Abroad 101

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

In preparation for next semester, international students are taking the necessary steps to relocate to a foreign college or university. Of these steps, making proper housing arrangements is one of high priority. Tips below help make the house hunting process a little easier for international students. Keep in mind personal location preferences—When living abroad select […]

Cleanliness in College

Posted on October 12th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Now that you are an independent international student living on your own, away from your parents for the first time, there may be a few things you need to know for living by yourself. Keeping your living space clean is very important and can be bad for your health if it is neglected. Not to mention, if you […]

Tips for Your Night Before an Exam

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

There are many great tips for international students who are about to take a standardized exam for an undergraduate, graduate or professional school program. After some weeks of intense studying, perhaps one of the most important days leading up to the actual exam is the night before. There are several tips available that students should […]

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