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.

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...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
September 30th, 2021
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...

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...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
September 21st, 2021
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.

Category: StudyUSA Blog
September 8th, 2021
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...

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...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
August 31st, 2021
Every Love Story is Beautiful

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.

What Is a Credit Score and Why Does It Matter?

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 wa...

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