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.

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...

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...

My Summer Road Trip Adventure Around the U.S.

My Summer Road Trip Adventure Around the U.S.

Student blogger Pietro Rossini from Italy took an American road trip this summer (as soon as he was fully vaccinated!) with friend and fellow Xaverian Missionary Diego. They visited Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Wash...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
July 16th, 2021
How Seattle Changed My Perspective

How Seattle Changed My Perspective

Mel Kanbur from Turkey moved to Seattle, WA, at 17 years old with strong opinions about other people. Through exposure to Seattle’s diversity, she learned to be more open minded.

How the U.S. Permanently Altered My Life

How the U.S. Permanently Altered My Life

Johnny Nezha was born in Albania, grew up in Italy, and now lives and studies in Los Angeles, California. He is inspired by feeling “the young blood pumping through this country’s veins.”

Category: StudyUSA Blog
July 2nd, 2021
What Are Your Healthy Distractions?

What Are Your Healthy Distractions?

What do you do when you feel stressed, tired, lonely, estranged, fed-up, at sea? Have you ever felt like “I need an escape?” Create your own “escape window!”

Cooking During the Pandemic

Cooking During the Pandemic

Apple Wong is currently an English-language student at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. She writes about cooking for her children during the pandemic, baking a cake for a friend, and the lessons she learned. Apple says, “I cook for my fami...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
June 22nd, 2021
Personalized Education

Personalized Education

St. Francis College is a huge family, and as a family we care about one another. So, if you ever get accepted at SFC, I can give you my word that you won’t feel lonely or left behind.

What I Would Say Today to My Younger Self

What I Would Say Today to My Younger Self

Live life to the fullest and try all the possible things you have planned, which might take a while to achieve, but it is all about organization, perseverance, and embracing the journey.

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