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The 2021 Travel Video Contest is Now Open!

Posted on September 3rd, 2021 by Connor Blay

No matter what background you come from, community is a large part of shaping who you are. The community or communities that you are a part of have a great impact and influence on your life and sometimes even the decisions you make. That’s why for the 16th annual Travel Video Contest, we’re asking you […]

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 […]

TVC: Life After Lockdown Now Open for Submissions

Posted on September 4th, 2020 by Connor Blay

You’ve heard about it, you’ve had time to plan for it and now it’s finally here! Our 15th annual Travel Video Contest arrived on your screens earlier this week after some careful thought and consideration from our team. Truthfully, with the current state of the pandemic making it so difficult for international students to make […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on May 5th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Created in 1949 by the Mental Health America organization, Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to recognize issues surrounding mental health worldwide. According to this organization, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Among international students, studies from recent years show that mental illness is even more common. As […]

Happy Earth Day 2020!

Posted on April 22nd, 2020 by Luke Clausen

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd to remind us of the environmental issues that face the world we live in. The holiday was officially created when a US Senator named Gaylord Nelson witnessed an oil spill in 1970 and decided that he wanted to create awareness for environmental issues. That makes this […]

3 Things International Students Should Do During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Posted on April 3rd, 2020 by Connor Blay

Wherever you are from and whatever age you may be, there is no doubt that you know about Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the first time in a very long time, people all around the world are facing the same issue. We understand that it may seem overwhelming, but there are a number of different actions you […]

Getting a Student Loan Without a Cosigner

Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Connor Blay

If you’ve started the search for financial aid, you know that most loans for international students will require a cosigner. The added stress of finding a cosigner is a lot to bear for international students like you who already have a lot to do before making the trip abroad. Thankfully, there are loans that don’t […]

El beneficio de estudiar Inglés en los centros de lenguaje ELS

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by Yessica Prato

Muchos estudiantes internacionales persiguen sus sueños de venir a EE. UU. pero una parte importante de este sueño es aprender el lenguaje. El Inglés es uno de los lenguajes más complicados de aprender, sin embargo esto no impide que cientos de estudiantes internacionales tomen la iniciativa e intenten aprenderlo. Por más de 50 años, los […]

Need a Job? Hangout With Us Friday!

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

This Friday we are hosting a Hangout On Air to help you learn how to use your contacts to get a job. When competing against hundreds, sometimes thousands of other applicants, finding a job is not always easy as a new international student graduate. Even with a stand-out resume that boasts your study abroad experience, […]

How to Study Abroad

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

You’ve made up your mind- you’re going to study abroad! Now all you need to do is figure out how to study abroad. Luckily, we have a number of resources available that can help you in this journey. First, you will want to make sure your parents are comfortable with you studying abroad. You may […]


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