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Lead and Succeed at Washington State University

Founded in 1890, Washington State University is one of the largest universities in the state. Commonly known as “WSU,” the university is home to more than 29,000 undergraduate students and is located in the town of Pullman, Washington. U.S. News & World Report ranks Washington State as a top national university and a “best value” school. If you’re interested in a large school with a welcoming community and a focus on research and experiential education, learn more about Washington State University. Read more

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Meet Our New Student Blogger, Jefferson!

Studying abroad is an amazing experience that opens one’s mind. An international student will learn a lot of different things in a lot of diverse regards. However, an international student also must face different kinds of challenges. It is necessary to do well in the academic aspects, and also to become independent, to adjust to cultures, to organize one’s time, and, more importantly, to learn how to cook. I am still struggling with the last one. My name is Jefferson Phillips; I am an international student, and I’ll be sharing with you my experience of studying in the U.S. so far. Read more

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Orange Coast College performs at the world famous Carnegie Hall every year

Did you know that Orange Coast College performs at the world famous Carnegie Hall every year? Meet OCC music major Mai Saito from Japan who has won several national and state competitions in voice performance. The California Community Colleges was a start for some of the world’s most successful actors, musicians, and film directors - including former students who attended OCC. Read more

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Karen from Mexico: Studies English at ELS Language Centers, Houston, Texas

“All the people that I knew here were so friendly and happy, they always show you a smile. They are super professional. They ask if we have any questions and they always answer. They are always trying to help me. They make you talk to improve your vocab, grammar, everything. You have presentations and they make you be comfortable with yourself and talking in English with native speakers.” - Karen from Mexico Read more

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ISAL offers test preparation for both TOEFL and IELTS

For many international students, graduating from an American or British university is a cherished dream. However, one major road bump on the way to achieving that dream is taking one of two major standardized tests for non-native speakers of English - either the TOEFL or IELTS. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Komz: Create your own major with Johnston!

The University of Redlands is filled with opportunities. One of the biggest reasons I picked this universityas an international student was because I knew that the type of programs and education offered here was not something I could find anywhere else in the country or in the world. One of many programs that the university has is called the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Ayaka: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Since I came to the U.S., everything seems new to me. Of course, it was the first time for me to experience American Christmas and New Year events. After finals were over, all college students start to go out to release stress. Some of the international students I know went back to their home countries. I decided to stay here. During winter, there are two big events I mentioned above, so I thought it would be a great experience to stay here. Read more

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Lane Community College Transforms Lives Through Learning!

Lane Community College is nationally recognized for innovation and excellence in undergraduate education. Attending Lane means unique experiences in a college-friendly city where you will achieve your dreams. They provide comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning-centered educational opportunities that promote student success. Read more

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Study English at University of Mississippi

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at The University of Mississippi offers academic English courses from basic to advanced levels with a curriculum designed to prepare you to interact in the English-speaking academic, social, and professional world. Read more

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Welcome to North Seattle College where international students come from every region of the world!

Meet Gary from Taiwan, Miba from Japan and Gwen from Hong Kong. Hear their story and why they chose to study at North Seattle College. North Seattle College is one of the top colleges in the state of Washington and they are proud to welcome international students to their campus from 50 different countries and every region of the world. The college has been providing classes to international students for over 30 years. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Komz: Redlands International Student Association

A lot of diversity organizations exist at the University of Redlands. To name a few, we have the Asian Student Association, Middle Eastern Student Association, Orale, BLACC, Native American Student Association, etc. Many international students find their space on campus by joining one of these organizations or being involved in other communities. However, there have always been a few international students that haven’t been able to find their space in any of these organizations. Read more

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Be the Difference at Marquette University

Founded in 1881 in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Marquette University encourages students to be the difference they wish to see and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically. Marquette is home to a large international student body, with almost 700 students from more than 63 countries currently enrolled. If you’re looking for a city campus with a global focus, Marquette University might be right for you. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Wendy: The Book in Seattle and the Panama Hotel

My friend Loreen applied to Seattle University (SeattleU) because of a book called, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. You would think that kind of romantic-meant-to-be moment would happen to me, the English Major that reads a lot and makes some life choices based on what certain characters would do, but unfortunately destiny only fixed it all that way for Loreen. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Komz: 3+2 Engineering Program with Columbia University!

A lot of people don’t consider liberal arts universities when applying to colleges because they don’t believe they can get the technical or engineering knowledge they need. The assumption is that liberal arts universities focus more on the social sciences and humanities. However, this is no longer the case at many liberal arts colleges. In fact, a lot of liberal arts schools offer combined degree programs with other engineering colleges. Read more