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.

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...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
April 7th, 2021
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...

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.

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. 

Category: StudyUSA Blog
March 26th, 2021
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...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
March 11th, 2021
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.

Spring Semester Goals

Spring Semester Goals

Every Sunday night I write out everything I have to do for all of my classes for that week. Next, I highlight each due date. This is to make sure I send in each assignment on time.

Open to Falling in Love with a New Country

Open to Falling in Love with a New Country

“Come with an open heart, open to meet people, open to living a new culture, open to trying new things, new hobbies.” For sure, she continues, “There will be tough moments, but the overall outcome is something special.”

Why Study Abroad?

Why Study Abroad?

My congregation asked me to study journalism to report our work as missionaries around the world. I accepted this proposal with enthusiasm. So, I came here to the U.S. to master my communication skills and become a good communicator.

A Small Girl Living in a Big World

A Small Girl Living in a Big World

Even as I am an international student, one of my passions is to work with people and to be able to help others. This was the main reason that led me to choose psychology as my major.

Category: StudyUSA Blog
February 12th, 2021
Two Berkeley Global Programs, One Bright Future

Two Berkeley Global Programs, One Bright Future

While pursuing his undergraduate studies in business management at Universidade Salvador in Brazil, Rafael Sampaio began accumulating work experience as a risk assurance associate at PwC Brazil then went on to work for Deloitte Brazil.

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