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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!

Living with a Host Family in the U.S.

Living with a Host Family in the U.S.

“As soon as I got my student visa approved, I began to look for a host family. A host family is a family that takes on the responsibility of allowing a student from another country to stay at their home,” says blogger Aanchal Tangri, who is a student...

January 17th, 2022
Life in Washington State

Life in Washington State

Shoki Nakata from Japan is an international student at Edmonds College. He is currently majoring in biology and hopes to transfer to a four-year university. He says, “Overall, I love life in Washington State and at Edmonds College. I can’...

Home Away from Home

Home Away from Home

Nadim Boukhdhir from Tunisia is a Fulbright Scholar at Kent State University. He says, “I was accepted to pursue a Master of Architecture at Kent State University, where I wanted to learn about the relationship between architecture and educatio...

My New Life at Truckee Meadows Community College

My New Life at Truckee Meadows Community College

Kiara-Naseem Larkins, an international student from Germany at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) says, “It honestly feels like TMCC students, faculty, and staff are a big family where everyone looks out for each other. If you have diffic...

January 13th, 2022
Studying Biology at Edmonds College

Studying Biology at Edmonds College

Shoki Nakata from Japan is an international student at Edmonds College. He is currently majoring in biology and hopes to transfer to a four-year university. He says, “I had started to search for colleges in the U.S. by focusing only on if they...

College Lifesaving Hacks

College Lifesaving Hacks

How can you make the college experience easier for yourself? Katherine George, student blogger at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, shares four lifesaving hacks for college students.

2021, See You Around. 2022, Let's Ride On!!

2021, See You Around. 2022, Let's Ride On!!

Student blogger Hamdiatu Yakubu reflects on the end of the year and what’s coming next. She says, “Take it easy on yourself. Build and develop a safe environment, friendship circle, personally grow, learn and unlearn, love and learn more about yourse...

Travelling Across the United States: Part II

Travelling Across the United States: Part II

Student blogger Aanchal Tangri from India shares her travels across the U.S. in the second post of a two-part series. In this post, she visits numerous West Coast states — Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. Aanchal is a student at Truckee Mea...

My Top Ten Foodie Neighborhoods in Tampa

My Top Ten Foodie Neighborhoods in Tampa

Katherine George, student blogger from Hillsborough Community College, grew up in Tampa and “had the chance to try most of the popular food destinations in the area.” In this post she outlines her favorite spots.

January 9th, 2022
5 Steps to Have a Great College Experience

5 Steps to Have a Great College Experience

Joao Magalhães, a student blogger from Brazil, is studying at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. He’s been a student during the pandemic and has 5 tips on how to have a great college experience while the world is still in a challenging...

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

“College is a weird period of our lives. We are not adults, but we are not kids either. Luckily, today I am here to help with a couple of quotes that have helped me through constant meltdowns almost every college student has,” says blogger Micaela Ba...

Studying at Northwest Missouri State University

Studying at Northwest Missouri State University

Camilo Castelblanco Riveros, who is from Colombia, graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with his bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry. He has accepted an offer to join Boys Town National Research H...

January 4th, 2022
St. Joseph’s is a Top College

St. Joseph’s is a Top College

St. Joseph’s College (SJC) was ranked as a top college by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. “We are proud to be recognized once again as one of the best colleges in the nation,” said Donald R. Boomgaarden, PhD, SJC president....

International Financial Trading Competition Winners

International Financial Trading Competition Winners

In just a month, a team of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) graduate students grew $500,000 into $1.25 million and claimed a top prize in an international financial trading competition. Competing against 385 other teams from around the w...

I Miss Los Angeles' Art Museums with All My Heart

I Miss Los Angeles' Art Museums with All My Heart

Laura Salazar is an international student from El Salvador at Otis College of Art and Design. She says, “One of the things that I’ve missed the most during the pandemic has been visiting the museums in SoCal. California has some of the be...

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