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.

Nothing Is Impossible

Nothing Is Impossible

Camila has lived for long periods in three different countries so far and speaks four languages. She knows about cultural shocks and how to adapt to a new culture.

Where Have Your Decisions Taken You?

Where Have Your Decisions Taken You?

Almost three years ago, I decided to come to the United States as an au pair. At that time, I was working as an elementary school teacher in Mexico, and honestly, the process of deciding to quit my job to come to the United States was hard. I believe...

Thrift Culture: A Sustainable Way to Get Dressed

Thrift Culture: A Sustainable Way to Get Dressed

Have you ever wondered what if the world's largest clothing retail companies stopped their production? Well, to me it wouldn't make much difference because the world does not need more clothes; there is already a lot of it.

Boundaries, When to Draw the Line

Boundaries, When to Draw the Line


As humans we are bound to make or have relationships with others. We naturally live in, by, and with these bonds, in various settlements of our lives. We let people in and out of our lives voluntarily and somewhat not, all depending on circumstances...

You Can Do It!

You Can Do It!

“When I came here, I was so excited. However, I found many differences from my country,” she commented. For example, Jeimmy missed having lunch with her family every Sunday, as she used to have in Colombia.

How I Manage Stress from School — Or at Least Try To

How I Manage Stress from School — Or at Least Try To

Stress is something that we all face at one point or another in our lives, and we are all forced to deal with it. The stresses of being a college student have definitely proven to be the worst for me; and as much as I hate to keep bringing up the pan...

Women’s History Month at Genesee Community College

Women’s History Month at Genesee Community College

Throughout the years, Genesee Community College (GCC) has recognized people that have made a difference in the U.S. and around the world. This year was no exception! In collaboration with other SUNY institutions, GCC participated in a project to cele...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
April 2nd, 2021
Dream, Dream Big

Dream, Dream Big

While a teenager, I had dreamed about studying in America for several years. Because of the great influence American movies have all around the world, I have always pictured myself going to university campus, like the ones in “Gossip Girl” and “Legal...

A “Free Soul” in the U.S.

A “Free Soul” in the U.S.

Maira came to the U.S. as an au pair in 2018. She was supposed to go back to Colombia after two years spent with two different host families. However, when the pandemic hit, borders were closed.

Category: StudyUSA Blog
March 26th, 2021
Coming to the U.S: Discovering a New Me

Coming to the U.S: Discovering a New Me

I am Hamdiatu Yakubu from Ghana, West Africa. I am currently studying journalism at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I love nature, cooking, watching movies, languages, writing, and photography. 

Never Give Up!

Never Give Up!

Yesica Sanchez didn’t picture a mountain cabin in Maine before coming to the U.S. However, that became her new home. 

How I’ve Survived — and Enjoyed — Quarantine Time!

How I’ve Survived — and Enjoyed — Quarantine Time!

Without a doubt the world has faced a drastic change due to the pandemic, where all of the sudden everything shut down and certainly surprised all of us. When the stay-at-home order happened in California where I currently live, it was March 2020, an...

Working for the First Time in the USA

Working for the First Time in the USA

When I first arrived in the U.S., I had the goal of working on campus in addition to my main objective, which was to be a student, of course. I wanted to gain more experience through a job and to be able to help my family pay the tuition.

Category: StudyUSA Blog
March 2nd, 2021

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