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6 Tips to Create My Daily Schedule for College + 5 Tools

Student blogger Joao Magalhães from Brazil is studying mass communications at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. He has found that organizing his everyday college schedule is not exactly an easy task. But he outlines 6 tips that he uses to create his schedule and provides links to 5 tools that can help keep you organized too. Read more

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Studying Theatre Arts at Genesee Community College

Francesca Pieter is an international student from the Caribbean island of Curaçao. She has dreamed of living in the United States since she was young, and that dream came true when she moved to Batavia, New York, in the fall of 2019. She studies Theatre Arts at Genesee Community College (GCC). Read more

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From a State University to a Community College

Katherine George is currently studying mass communications at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. All through high school, she had planned on going to a state university, but when she got there, she realized it wasn’t the right fit. Now she’s at community college and loves it. Read more

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Ten Years to Sharpen a Good Sword

Having a good skill requires 10 years of effort. I just understood this truth a few years ago. How many decades are there in our lives to accomplish our goals? I can only say the sooner you start, the sooner you will finish. Read more

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Being a Business Ambassador During COVID

Miftar Pozhari from Kosovo is a senior studying business at the University of Northern Iowa and was chosen as an ambassador for the Bradford Foundation. In that role, he participated in the European Innovation Academy, a program that gathers entrepreneurial students from all over the globe and gives them guidance on building a business. Read more

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Trying to Find Your Purpose

Student blogger Hamdiatu Yakubu recently facilitated an entrepreneurial program for young women which triggered a deep dive for her into the concept of “purpose.” “During the training, most participants were knocked hard when asked what their purpose was,” Hamdia shares. Read more

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What’s Your Vision for the United States?

“This country is full of potential and things to be done. It doesn’t matter if you plan to go back to your home country or to go elsewhere at the completion of your degree, you always need to make it worth your while.” Johnny Nezha, student blogger at Los Angeles City College, wraps up his final blog post with advice for other international students. Read more

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Every Love Story is Beautiful

“Spending time with others is the best way to express love,” writes Apple Wong, an English-language student at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. In this blog post she tells a sweet story about her elderly neighbors. Read more

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What Is a Credit Score and Why Does It Matter?

Not all countries use a credit score, but if you’re going to study in the USA — and pay rent and other bills or take out a student loan — it’s a critical number and system to be aware of. Student blogger Johnny Nezha shares how he learned the hard way what a “bad” credit score means. Read more