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Academic Excellence at the University of St. Francis

The University of St. Francis (USF) is a small private Catholic Franciscan university located in a beautiful historic suburban neighborhood about 35 miles southwest of Chicago, Illinois, a short train ride away! The small size of USF provides international students with an opportunity to be fully immersed in university culture and receive personal attention in their academic studies that is not always possible at larger universities. Read more

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Welcome to the University of Mississippi

Located in the small town of Oxford, Mississippi, USA, in what is known as the “mid-south” region of the United States, between Louisiana and Alabama, lies the “most beautiful college/university campus” in the States; the University of Mississippi. Read more

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A Plan for Success at Pace University

Founded as a one-room accounting school in 1906, Pace University has grown to three campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, and enrolls more than 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across more than 150 majors and programs. Its six schools and colleges—the College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Lubin School of Business, School of Education and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems—offer a variety of courses in business, health care, computer science, humanities, education, science, law, the arts and more. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Karim: Choosing Your Major

One of the hardest decisions a person makes in his or her life is what they want to do with it. This task becomes even harder when you decide on pursuing further education. Besides the many degree types that exist; an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree or even a Ph.D., there is still the question of what you want to major in. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Aanchal: Summer Plans for International Students

Summer school is a valuable opportunity for many international students. It’s time they can explore and make decisions at their own pace without any pressure. They can choose to retake classes for better grades, or they can pace up their course by enrolling in some new core classes or electives. It is all about the choice you make, but this break is a great way to enhance your learning skills. Read more

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International Student Scholarships Available for Fall 2019 at SUNY Jamestown

Significant scholarships are still available for international students enrolling at Jamestown Community College – State University of New York for the 2019-20 academic year. Located in Western New York, SUNY JCC offers all international students who live on campus a tuition scholarship of $630 per year and a housing scholarship of $4,490 per year. According to Jennifer Apthorpe, the college’s global learning coordinator, once scholarships are applied, the total cost of attending SUNY JCC for a full year is under $16,000. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Maggie: Host Family Life

Family is only one word, but more than one definition that can explain it as well as what we feel about family. For me, an international student, being in a foreign country all alone can cause me to feel homesick and lonely sometimes. However, I am very grateful that I have a host-family here in the US, the Christophersons. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Jefferson: Spring is Here!

Spring brings along beautiful green landscapes, warm temperatures, joy, and festivities. The plants start to flourish; there are flowers, roses, and green trees everywhere. This all is due to the warmer temperatures, which also set the perfect environment for enjoying outdoor activities, and festivities such as Saint Patrick’s Day (not exactly, but almost there), the Carnival, Easter, and May Day. Read more