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 to Fit a Semester in a Suitcase

How to Fit a Semester in a Suitcase

Alena Nitti is an international student from America who is studying abroad in Paris for this semester. Her experience is similar to international students who come to the U.S. for school — full of researching and planning, the stress and fun of pack...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
February 13th, 2023
Turn Your Vision Into Action in 2023

Turn Your Vision Into Action in 2023

Marketing specialist, musician, and MMA-fighter-in-training Charles Varghese shares that “For the first time in years, I’ve taken tangible steps towards accomplishing my goals — I’ve started a savings account, I’ve used my phone a LOT less, I’ve trai...

New Year, New Me…not!

New Year, New Me…not!

Student blogger Alaine Obra is studying for an associate’s degree in computer science at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. Reflecting on her second New Year’s celebration in the U.S., Alaine realizes that “looking at this new year, i...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
January 30th, 2023
An Open Letter to Lycoming College

An Open Letter to Lycoming College

Roomana Sokeechand, a recent graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is from the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. She found an unlikely second home at Lycoming and shares her thanks in a bittersweet farewell letter to her...

Learn to Protect Our Environment for a Living

Learn to Protect Our Environment for a Living

Want to pursue a major with an impact? The Environmental Health and Safety pathway at Missouri Southern State University offers two bachelor’s degree options, a minor, and five career-enhancing certificates to provide you with the knowledge, skills,...

Learn English at Disney

Learn English at Disney

The University of Florida English Language Institute (ELI) is a place where academic English study is integrated with fun and educational activities every day of the week.

Category: StudyUSA Blog
January 18th, 2023
It’s THAT Time of the Year

It’s THAT Time of the Year

“Once again, it’s the holiday season. Bright lights, the cold, and Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You.’” Student blogger Alaine Obra, who is studying for an associate’s degree in computer science at Truckee Meadows Community College in R...

A Day of Service

A Day of Service

Every year, the Regis College community near Boston, Massachusetts, participates in Founders’ Day — a day of service benefiting local, national, and international nonprofits and other worthy causes. Compassion and giving back are core values for stud...

Music for Love and Acceptance

Music for Love and Acceptance

“I was introduced to BTS before I began my studies at Hillsborough Community College while transitioning to a new environment far away from home,” says student blogger Jillian Ireland. “The messages in their songs gave me hope, confidence to pursue m...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
December 12th, 2022
My First American Thanksgiving

My First American Thanksgiving

Student blogger Alaine Obra is studying for an associate’s degree in computer science at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. She experienced her first American Thanksgiving this year, complete with too much pie!

An Attribute for Life

An Attribute for Life

“The proverb ‘give with a willing heart’ was frequently used when I grew up in Jamaica,” says Jillian Ireland, an international student from Jamaica at Hillsborough Community College. “A small act of compassion may transform someone's life in ways I...

Name Calling Is … Not Bad?

Name Calling Is … Not Bad?

Student blogger Alaine Obra is studying for an associate’s degree in computer science at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. Coming from the Philippines, it’s taken Alaine some time to get used to America’s more casual culture.

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