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Why International Students Should Spend Time Volunteering

Posted on June 7th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

It is an extremely difficult transition for an international student to move to a new country far away from friends, family, and familiar customs that one has grown up to know. You’re learning to adapt to new cultures and customs, all while keeping a major focus on academics. After a long day of classes and […]

Finished your Studies and Leaving the US? Do this First!

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Yessica Prato

You made it! The last few years have been filled with hard work, long papers, many sleepless nights studying for exams, and learning how to make the most out of your experience as an international student in the US. For this- we congratulate you! But before going back to your home country, here is a […]

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the US

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

You’ll start to see the aisles in the stores fully loaded just after the new year is rung in. The shelves will be inundated with red, pink, teddy bears, roses, and hearts. Valentine’s Day in the US will be celebrated all around the country on February 14th, but at least it won’t sneak up on […]

Going Home With a Friend During Winter Break

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by Phu Nguyen

The busy semester has wound down and college students are getting a much-needed break. As an international student, your options for spending your leisure time will differ from many students who both study and live in the US. There’s good reason to consider visiting the home of a US friend during the winter break. With […]

Winter Carnival at English Language Institute at Michigan Tech

Posted on February 7th, 2018 by Rachel Rollins

When the snow starts to fall, students studying in the English Language Institute at Michigan Tech take advantage of all the fun winter activities on campus! Every February, the campus community celebrates Winter Carnival. During the week-long carnival, students can participate in: • Downhill Skiing • Ice Bowling • Curling • Cross-Country Skiing • Beard […]

Ways to Celebrate in December as an International Student

Posted on November 24th, 2017 by Yessica Prato

December is almost upon us which means the holidays and end-of-year celebrations will keep you busy while on Winter break. In countries around the globe, December is a month of festivities, religious days, family time, and getting rest. If you are wondering how to best enjoy the month, here are some of the most popular […]

Fall Festivals and Activities for International Students To Attend In The US

Posted on September 29th, 2017 by Yessica Prato

As the leaves turn from green to bright orange, red, and yellow, students like you start pouring into colleges. Although fall in the US always directly correlates with a new school year, getting ready for classes isn’t the only focus students have during this time. The fall semester brings with it a variety of activities that international […]

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 […]

4 Adjustments International Students in the US Face

Posted on May 19th, 2017 by Yessica Prato

Part of being an international student is getting involved with the culture and customs around you. Customs and traditions differ from place to place. However, in the United States you will notice an incredible amount of diversity. Whether it’s the different people or the extreme changes in weather as you fly from New York to […]

Summer Travels on an International Student Budget

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by Yessica Prato

May is just around the corner and summer will start before you know it! Whether you’re graduating and already have a job lined up for the summer, or are still trying to figure out what to do during your summer break- if you are going to do any sort of traveling this summer, there are […]


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