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Updates for International Students During COVID-19

Posted on April 27th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Before Coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, many higher education institutions examined how to handle the situation. Several administrators at higher education institutions were left asking questions such as “Should we cancel in-person classes?” and “Do we need to move to online-only instruction?”. By March 9, 2020 the Centers for […]

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 […]

Tax Season 2020 Updates and Helpful Resources

Posted on April 15th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Happy Tax Day! Typically, today would be the day that we remind you all to make sure to mail any last-minute tax return documents to the IRS before the day ends. The post offices would be a flood of people, tax documents in hand, trying to get their documents time-stamped with today’s date before mailing […]

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 […]

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 […]


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