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Going Green in College

Posted on March 20th, 2020 by Luke Clausen

With everything that’s been in the media lately, the question of how to become more “green” is on many people’s minds. For college students, taking steps in this direction may seem overwhelming, because college is often stressful enough without thinking about these extra changes in your lifestyle. However, with a small amount of effort, there […]

Facebook Live: Tax Season 101 for International Students

Posted on March 16th, 2020 by Connor Blay

We’re less than a month away from Tax Day (April 15th) in the US and international students should be filing tax returns if they haven’t already. All international students studying in the US and their dependents are required to file tax returns regardless if income was earned in 2019 or not. For students who may […]

Study ESL Through CU Denver’s LynxDirect Pathway Program

Posted on March 13th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Great news for international students who would like to study English as a Second Language (ESL)! Students are now able to apply for the LynxDirect Pathway Program at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester and for the Spring 2021 semester. LynxDirect is an accelerated pathway to degree program […]

English Proficiency Tests at University of Arkansas

Posted on March 2nd, 2020 by Luke Clausen

When studying in the U.S., nearly all classes, textbooks, and communications from the school will, of course, be in English. Many international students speak some level of English, but universities in the U.S. want to know that an incoming international student has sufficient English skills to succeed in their studies. This is why so many […]

Facebook Live: Ayan’s International Student Loan Journey

Posted on February 26th, 2020 by Connor Blay

In order to start your journey as an international student, you will first need to make sure you have adequate funding. There is a large amount of funding available to international students like grants and scholarship opportunities, but more often than not, these will not cover the full cost of tuition & fees. Because of […]

Celebrating Black History Month

Posted on February 10th, 2020 by Connor Blay

February is a very special month in the United States because this month we observe Black History Month. Black History Month is a tradition put in place to celebrate black American historical figures and events. It all started in 1926 and was limited to one week in February. Since then, it has evolved into Black […]

Research at a University in the US

Posted on January 31st, 2020 by Connor Blay

Universities in the US have so many different opportunities that it can be hard to narrow down what you want to accomplish while studying abroad. One of the opportunities available to international students in the US is research for undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral candidates. As the world of research continues to grow and flourish, more […]

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 […]

Black Friday shopping in the US as an international student

Posted on November 8th, 2019 by Yessica Prato

Interested on knowing what Black Friday is all about? Check out our blog for international students if you are planning on participating on this tradition while in the US!

Lake Land College Values a Diverse Learning Environment

Posted on September 20th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

An important factor that international students should seek when searching for the school they’d like to attend is how much inclusion and diversity matters and is emphasized in practice. Lake Land College in Matoon, IL knows how important it is for international students to be and feel welcomed in their new learning environment, and has […]


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