Student Voices

Want to know what it’s truly like to be an international student at your dream school? Read about the current experiences of real international students studying in the USA right now. Learn from them what it’s like to be in U.S. classrooms, make friends, get a job, and more.

From Class to Kitchen

From Class to Kitchen

Toby Cutts, a student blogger attending Green River College in Washington State, says, "I am here to tell you that cooking properly will save you money and give you more time as a healthier person in the long run."

(Academically) Sufficient…?

(Academically) Sufficient…?

When student blogger Alaine Obra moved the U.S., she shifted not only where she lived, but how she learned. It’s been a big lesson. Currently, Alaine is studying for an associate’s degree in computer science at Truckee Meadows Community College in Re...

Why Study in America?

Why Study in America?

Toby Cutts, a student blogger attending Green River College in Washington State, says, “I made the decision that once I was done being told what to choose then I would choose exactly what I wanted to do exactly where I wanted to do it.” And he wanted...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
March 17th, 2023
8 Things I Noticed When I Moved to London

8 Things I Noticed When I Moved to London

Soleil Perrin is from Seattle, Washington, and is a psychology major with a minor in health sciences at Chapman University in California. She’s studying abroad in London this semester and has been getting to know her new city!

Boarding the Boeing

Boarding the Boeing

Toby Cutts, a student blogger attending Green River College in Washington State, shares, “Studying abroad was always a dream of mine, to travel the world and immerse myself in diverse cultures differing drastically from my village life back home. Fin...

What Is Spring? (I’m from a Tropical Country.)

What Is Spring? (I’m from a Tropical Country.)

Student blogger Alaine Obra grew up in the Philippines and is mesmerized by America’s four changing seasons — especially the crazy one we call spring! Alaine is studying for an associate’s degree in computer science at Truckee Meadows Community Colle...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
March 10th, 2023
What’s Culture Shock Like? A Rollercoaster!

What’s Culture Shock Like? A Rollercoaster!

Alena Nitti is an international student from America who is studying abroad in Paris for this semester. She was warned about the rollercoaster-like feelings of culture shock, but it still took her by surprise. Learn about her experience and how she w...

Being Alone ≠ Lonely

Being Alone ≠ Lonely

Student blogger Alaine Obra works on adjusting to learning to be alone and discovers that being alone doesn’t mean she’s lonely. Alaine is studying for an associate’s degree in computer science at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.

Seasonal Depression Scammed Me

Seasonal Depression Scammed Me

Student blogger Alaine Obra is studying for an associate’s degree in computer science at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. She was struggling with seasonal depression during the dark and snowy winter months — until she accidentally d...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
February 13th, 2023
How to Fit a Semester in a Suitcase

How to Fit a Semester in a Suitcase

Alena Nitti is an international student from America who is studying abroad in Paris for this semester. Her experience is similar to international students who come to the U.S. for school — full of researching and planning, the stress and fun of pack...

Turn Your Vision Into Action in 2023

Turn Your Vision Into Action in 2023

Marketing specialist, musician, and MMA-fighter-in-training Charles Varghese shares that “For the first time in years, I’ve taken tangible steps towards accomplishing my goals — I’ve started a savings account, I’ve used my phone a LOT less, I’ve trai...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
February 1st, 2023
New Year, New Me…not!

New Year, New Me…not!

Student blogger Alaine Obra is studying for an associate’s degree in computer science at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. Reflecting on her second New Year’s celebration in the U.S., Alaine realizes that “looking at this new year, i...

An Open Letter to Lycoming College

An Open Letter to Lycoming College

Roomana Sokeechand, a recent graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is from the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. She found an unlikely second home at Lycoming and shares her thanks in a bittersweet farewell letter to her...

Learn to Protect Our Environment for a Living

Learn to Protect Our Environment for a Living

Want to pursue a major with an impact? The Environmental Health and Safety pathway at Missouri Southern State University offers two bachelor’s degree options, a minor, and five career-enhancing certificates to provide you with the knowledge, skills,...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
January 18th, 2023
Learn English at Disney

Learn English at Disney

The University of Florida English Language Institute (ELI) is a place where academic English study is integrated with fun and educational activities every day of the week.

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