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Living and studying in the USA as an international student will bring you many opportunities. These resources will help you prepare for your academic journey and fun new experiences in the United States!

Top Reasons to Study in Canada

Top Reasons to Study in Canada

For students interested in studying abroad, Canada is a safe, open and tolerant multicultural society with a unique education system that offers a rich variety of academic programs.

Category: Study in Canada
February 15th, 2022
The Professor and the Film Festival

The Professor and the Film Festival

Roger Durling, executive director of the prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival, has been teaching at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) for almost 17 years and using his unique connections in the film industry to guide his students.

Building Community and Making an Impact at Foothill College

Building Community and Making an Impact at Foothill College

Anderson Lam from Malaysia is a sophomore currently majoring in Engineering and Computer Science at Foothill College, a community college located at Los Altos Hills, California. This fall he will be transferring to a 4-year school as an Electrical En...

The Ultimate Internship Experience

The Ultimate Internship Experience

At the University of California, Irvine international students can take advantage of an Internship Experience program. For international students seeking to live and work in the U.S., an internship is the perfect complement to a strong academic backg...

February 6th, 2022
Live at Home & Drive to College?

Live at Home & Drive to College?

Katherine George, student blogger at Hillsborough Community College in Florida, lives at home and drives to college. As a college commuter, she has mastered the art of having what she needs to have with her at all times.

Working as an International Peer Mentor

Working as an International Peer Mentor

Aanchal Tangri from India, is a student blogger and International Peer Mentor at Truckee Meadows Community College. What exactly is a peer mentor? As Aanchal defines it, “A peer mentor is a resourceful person who acts as a facilitated reflection and...

February 3rd, 2022
Last Semester and Last Thoughts

Last Semester and Last Thoughts

Tiago Ortega from Brazil just graduated from Genesee Community College with a Musical Theatre Certificate and Theatre Associate’s Degree. He says, “After two and a half years, many classes, a lot of experiences, and even a pandemic, I am here to shar...

International Business Project Gives Students Real-World Experience

International Business Project Gives Students Real-World Experience

Students in Northwest Missouri State University’s multinational management course worked with teams from throughout the world this fall to respond to a real-world business challenge. Students who participate in the eight-week project learn to work wi...

Student Appreciation: Portland Community College

Student Appreciation: Portland Community College

Maria Hands Ruz from Venezuela says, “I decided to be an international student at Portland Community College (PCC) because I liked the option of spending two years at college before transferring to a university, and I am so glad I took that dec...

January 27th, 2022
The Importance of Being an Involved College Student

The Importance of Being an Involved College Student

Student blogger Joao Magalhães, who is studying at Hillsborough Community College, outlines the importance of being involved in college beyond your academic commitments. “In this post, I will tell you all the benefits and knowledge that I received fo...

Choose Those Electives Carefully!

Choose Those Electives Carefully!

There may also be some courses that are not directly related to the field of one’s major but are added as a requirement to the curriculum for a degree program. These are called elective courses. A good choice of electives allows you to explore a bran...

5 Tips to Make College Easier

5 Tips to Make College Easier

“I would have loved to have a couple of tips before going to college from someone who has experienced both in-person and online classes,” says Micaela Baquero, an international student and student blogger at Santa Rosa Junior College. “Fortunately, I...

California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’

Are you interested in studying in California? Every year, more than 150,000 international students choose to expand their academic horizons in the country’s third-largest state. California’s diversity can be seen in its population, its ge...

Category: Life in the USA
January 21st, 2022
How to Focus on Studying

How to Focus on Studying

“We all know that studying can be difficult. Sitting down to do work that you do not want to do is hard. But after 15 and a half years, I think I have found some helpful studying hacks.” Katherine George, student blogger and mass communications stude...

Bonding with Food

Bonding with Food

Sohini, an international student from India at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, missed food from home. So she started cooking it for herself, and then she started sharing it with her friends. “[The cooking group] is one of my ways of showing m...

January 18th, 2022
Moorpark College Student Shout Outs

Moorpark College Student Shout Outs

“At Moorpark College, we have a good International community,” says Tamim Mansoori from Afghanistan, who is studying computer science. “It was nice to be in a place where I was surrounded by other international students. I was able...

5 Pieces of Advice to Destress in College

5 Pieces of Advice to Destress in College

“I am not going to lie to you, college is not easy. With some of the advice I will give to you in this post, you will be able to clear your mind and will have a good balance between work and fun!” writes Joao Magalhães. He is a student blogger from B...

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