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.

Consider Northwest Missouri State University

Consider Northwest Missouri State University

You matter, and you are welcome at Northwest Missouri State University! Our mission is to promote an international community through building our global family. Find the support here that you need to take the next step in your academic journey.

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February 23rd, 2022
The Professor and the Film Festival

The Professor and the Film Festival

Roger Durling, executive director of the prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival, has been teaching at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) for almost 17 years and using his unique connections in the film industry to guide his students.

The Ultimate Internship Experience

The Ultimate Internship Experience

At the University of California, Irvine international students can take advantage of an Internship Experience program. For international students seeking to live and work in the U.S., an internship is the perfect complement to a strong academic backg...

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February 7th, 2022
Live at Home & Drive to College?

Live at Home & Drive to College?

Katherine George, student blogger at Hillsborough Community College in Florida, lives at home and drives to college. As a college commuter, she has mastered the art of having what she needs to have with her at all times.

Working as an International Peer Mentor

Working as an International Peer Mentor

Aanchal Tangri from India, is a student blogger and International Peer Mentor at Truckee Meadows Community College. What exactly is a peer mentor? As Aanchal defines it, “A peer mentor is a resourceful person who acts as a facilitated reflection and...

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February 7th, 2022
Last Semester and Last Thoughts

Last Semester and Last Thoughts

Tiago Ortega from Brazil just graduated from Genesee Community College with a Musical Theatre Certificate and Theatre Associate’s Degree. He says, “After two and a half years, many classes, a lot of experiences, and even a pandemic, I am here to shar...

The Importance of Being an Involved College Student

The Importance of Being an Involved College Student

Student blogger Joao Magalhães, who is studying at Hillsborough Community College, outlines the importance of being involved in college beyond your academic commitments. “In this post, I will tell you all the benefits and knowledge that I received fo...

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January 28th, 2022
Choose Those Electives Carefully!

Choose Those Electives Carefully!

There may also be some courses that are not directly related to the field of one’s major but are added as a requirement to the curriculum for a degree program. These are called elective courses. A good choice of electives allows you to explore a bran...

5 Tips to Make College Easier

5 Tips to Make College Easier

“I would have loved to have a couple of tips before going to college from someone who has experienced both in-person and online classes,” says Micaela Baquero, an international student and student blogger at Santa Rosa Junior College. “Fortunately, I...

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January 25th, 2022
How to Focus on Studying

How to Focus on Studying

“We all know that studying can be difficult. Sitting down to do work that you do not want to do is hard. But after 15 and a half years, I think I have found some helpful studying hacks.” Katherine George, student blogger and mass communications stude...

5 Pieces of Advice to Destress in College

5 Pieces of Advice to Destress in College

“I am not going to lie to you, college is not easy. With some of the advice I will give to you in this post, you will be able to clear your mind and will have a good balance between work and fun!” writes Joao Magalhães. He is a student blogger from B...

Living with a Host Family in the U.S.

Living with a Host Family in the U.S.

“As soon as I got my student visa approved, I began to look for a host family. A host family is a family that takes on the responsibility of allowing a student from another country to stay at their home,” says blogger Aanchal Tangri, who is a student...

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January 18th, 2022
College Lifesaving Hacks

College Lifesaving Hacks

How can you make the college experience easier for yourself? Katherine George, student blogger at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, shares four lifesaving hacks for college students.

2021, See You Around. 2022, Let's Ride On!!

2021, See You Around. 2022, Let's Ride On!!

Student blogger Hamdiatu Yakubu reflects on the end of the year and what’s coming next. She says, “Take it easy on yourself. Build and develop a safe environment, friendship circle, personally grow, learn and unlearn, love and learn more about yourse...

Travelling Across the United States: Part II

Travelling Across the United States: Part II

Student blogger Aanchal Tangri from India shares her travels across the U.S. in the second post of a two-part series. In this post, she visits numerous West Coast states — Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. Aanchal is a student at Truckee Mea...

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January 11th, 2022
My Top Ten Foodie Neighborhoods in Tampa

My Top Ten Foodie Neighborhoods in Tampa

Katherine George, student blogger from Hillsborough Community College, grew up in Tampa and “had the chance to try most of the popular food destinations in the area.” In this post she outlines her favorite spots.

5 Steps to Have a Great College Experience

5 Steps to Have a Great College Experience

Joao Magalhães, a student blogger from Brazil, is studying at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. He’s been a student during the pandemic and has 5 tips on how to have a great college experience while the world is still in a challenging...

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