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.

Computer Engineering at the University of Wyoming

Computer Engineering at the University of Wyoming

Aisha Balogun from Nigeria graduated from the University of Wyoming with a major in Computer Engineering and minors in the Honors Program and Computer Science. Aisha loves photographing her everyday life and landed in her current position as a result...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
December 7th, 2021
All in the (International Student) Family

All in the (International Student) Family

Duc Pham, who is from Vietnam, attended Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) in California and was followed there by his sister, Y. Thanks in part to the supportive faculty at SRJC, the siblings continued their education at an Ivy League university.

Applying to College as an International Student

Applying to College as an International Student

When thinking about applying to colleges in the U.S.,Victoria from São Paulo, Brazil, was repeatedly told that she wouldn’t be able to make her U.S. education dreams come true. But now she’s in her third year at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, and...

Fall Semester Has Been Happening!

Fall Semester Has Been Happening!

“The first month of the fall 2021 semester came and went very quickly,” says student blogger Francesca Pieter, a theatre arts student at Genesee Community College in upstate New York. “After staying at College Village all summer with only a small num...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
November 2nd, 2021
Travelling Across the United States: Part I

Travelling Across the United States: Part I

Student blogger Aanchal Tangri from India shares her travels across the U.S. in the first post of a two-part series. In this post, she goes to Orlando, Florida, New York City, and San Francisco, California. Aanchal is a student at Truckee Meadows Com...

You Belong at Bridgewater State University!

You Belong at Bridgewater State University!

Bridgewater State University (BSU) has a portal for international students with information on applying, what you can study, and access to current international students. Find out what it’s like to be a BSU student!

Far But Never Distant

Far But Never Distant

Micaela Baquero watched the movie "Dear John" and realized that even though it’s corny, there are aspects of the characters’ stories she could relate to — moving, not living with the people you love, and not having a home. Micaela is an international...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
October 19th, 2021
Home Away from Home

Home Away from Home

Student blogger Aanchal Tangri from India has been a student in the U.S. for the last three and a half years. In that time, she’s worked out what helps when she’s feeling homesick. She celebrates important festivals in a smaller way, she cooks meals...

My First Week of School

My First Week of School

“What do I want in life?” asks blogger Apple Wong, an English-language student at Seminole State University in Florida. Getting to know other students at the beginning of the new semester helps Apple evaluate what she wants, what she doesn’t, and giv...

Hello Again!!

Hello Again!!

Aanchal Tangri from India returns to blogging for StudyUSA.com! Aanchal is a communication studies student at Truckee Meadows Community College. She loves her in-person Com101 class this semester and how it’s helped diminish any fears about public sp...

My Struggle with School-Related Anxiety

My Struggle with School-Related Anxiety

Student blogger Katherine George, who is studying mass communications at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, has struggled with school-related anxiety since she was young. Over time, she’s found solutions that help her manage her anxiet...

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

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 use...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
September 27th, 2021
Studying Theatre Arts at Genesee Community College

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 Thea...

From a State University to a Community College

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...

Being a Business Ambassador During COVID

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 entrepre...

Ten Years to Sharpen a Good Sword

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.

Trying to Find Your Purpose

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...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
September 8th, 2021
What’s Your Vision for the United States?

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 a...

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