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.

Experiences Living with a Host Family

Experiences Living with a Host Family

In the first week, my host family helped me a lot to prepare for my long living life in the United States. They drove me to visit Seattle and to buy iPhone with other technologies. Then we had a great dinner in a Chinese restaurant called “Din Tai Fu...

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November 17th, 2020
Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

My first time experiencing snow was amazing, I will never forget that day. I remember seeing the residence building covered in snow.

Celebrating my Birthday in the USA!

Celebrating my Birthday in the USA!

Hello, readers (I will come up with a name for you guys later)! My name is Yuna Sun Watanabe: born in Japan, raised in Hong Kong! I am also an international student at Orange Coast College and today, I turned 19 (yay)!

Meet Nhu from Vietnam

Meet Nhu from Vietnam

College of Central Florida is a great place to begin, continue or complete your education with more than 140 academic pathways to choose from. CF offers two-year Associate in Science degrees, two-year Associate in Arts degree and Baccalaureate degree...

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November 8th, 2020
Changing Bad Habits

Changing Bad Habits

I begin to take a 5-mile walk weekly and make breakfast. Also, I practice shutting down electrical devices such as my laptop and phone when I go to bed. One surprising thing is I begin to meditate 5-minute a day. After two weeks, I feel calm and rela...

One of the Best One-Month Journeys I Have Ever Had

One of the Best One-Month Journeys I Have Ever Had

College has been such an amazing journey so far, full of surprises, experiences, highs, lows, but most importantly, mistakes. During the short time I have been in college, I have learned from a number of mistakes that had a positive impact in my pers...

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November 3rd, 2020
Being a Female in Engineering

Being a Female in Engineering

What does the word “engineer” echo to you? Did you picture a male in a grassy blue jumpsuit or a beautiful woman in a casual dress? Most people have a male connotation of the word “engineer,” while it is not a male word. A male can be an engineer, an...

Teaching as a Way to Build a Better World

Teaching as a Way to Build a Better World

Have an open mind and an open heart. In the beginning, you can be very excited about this new experience. However, I saw many students becoming homesick or depressed after a little while.

Category: StudyUSA Blog
October 28th, 2020
7 College Tips to Get a Head Start

7 College Tips to Get a Head Start

Starting college is one of the most exciting, yet terrifying things to do. However, I believe that by implementing these tips from the very beginning will help you get a successful jump-start to your college life. 

Study Tips from an Engineer in the Making

Study Tips from an Engineer in the Making

“Why engineering?” is a question that I get often. The answer for me is simple: I love to solve problems. Engineering is a popular field for so many reasons. Perhaps, it’s because pretty much everything around us is created by engineers one way or an...

Life as Au Pair in the U.S.

Life as Au Pair in the U.S.

I really like that in the U.S. it is possible to find people from different cultures in the same country. Not just because there are people like me that come from other countries, but also between Americans. Indeed, even between different states in t...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
October 13th, 2020
How to Choose a Major

How to Choose a Major

​​​​​​​Maybe you are already enrolled in college, or you are just thinking of going to college soon. A lot of students do not know what major is better for them. Others pick a major and later realize that is not the one they like, and they change the...

Trip to the Big Apple on a Budget

Trip to the Big Apple on a Budget

I like to believe that the greatest moments happen when you least expect it. We ended up seeing things that were not planned. For example, while walking we saw a store filled with paintings of different influential women.

Category: StudyUSA Blog
October 9th, 2020
Preparation for American Life

Preparation for American Life

Life is an adventure, and going to college is one of the most exciting but exhausting experiences for many people, especially international students. When I first came to America, I didn't even know how to cross the road correctly!

My American Dream

My American Dream

I am now living the American dream I wished for, and it has been such an amazing experience so far. Even though I did not start college as I was expecting, in terms of the method of instruction, I am absolutely enchanted with my courses so far, but I...

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