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 Makes Puget Sound Stand Out From the Rest?

What Makes Puget Sound Stand Out From the Rest?

The University of Puget Sound has much to offer international students, but what’s important is that it’s the right choice for you. To help with your decision, we’ve asked one of our international students, Ale Vidal Meza from Lima, Perú, to describe...

Studying and Living in the U.S.: Expectations vs. Reality

Studying and Living in the U.S.: Expectations vs. Reality

Student blogger Alaine Obra from the Philippines is studying for an associate’s degree in computer science at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. Alaine contemplates the differences between what she thought it would be like to study in...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
November 16th, 2022
 A “Cheesy” Lesson

A “Cheesy” Lesson

“As a computer science major, I was never happier to have taken psychology,” says Jillian Ireland, an international student from Jamaica at Hillsborough Community College. “On a warm April evening, [my psychology professor] said something that perman...

Five Goals for a Bright Future

Five Goals for a Bright Future

“For students everywhere, college is a place to discover, lose, and reinvent themselves. I kept forgetting why I chose to study in a foreign country. So, to make the best of my time at school, I set five attainable goals for myself. These goals allow...

My Challenging Journey to the U.S.

My Challenging Journey to the U.S.

International student James Mwakyonde, who’s studying nursing at Hillsborough Community College, says, “Since I was a little kid, I remember dreaming about coming to the United States someday. At that time, it was only a dream, but I was hopeful to c...

Which English Program is Right For You?

Which English Program is Right For You?

The Fashion Institute of Technology offers flexible English language programs that prepare you for college-level studies and support your fashion and related career possibilities. Whatever your chosen field, we’ll help you find your place in our crea...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
September 22nd, 2022
A Place to Belong To

A Place to Belong To

Blogger Rossana Di Grande, who is a student at Grossmont College, found her place to belong in the history and magic of Old Town San Diego.

Finding Your Confidence: An Interview with Jennifer Mena

Finding Your Confidence: An Interview with Jennifer Mena

Jennifer Mena from Ecuador is an international student who recently joined us for a Live session. She shared parts of her student journey and discussed the role of confidence in getting her where she is today. “Don’t let the judgment stop you or limi...

Going To School As An International Student

Going To School As An International Student

In her newest post, Khady Kebe, a student from Senegal who is majoring in world languages at Grossmont College, shares how to find help at school and how getting a job can help with your finances.

Category: StudyUSA Blog
August 15th, 2022
Never Too Old to Follow Your Dream

Never Too Old to Follow Your Dream

Rossana Di Grande from Italy moved to San Diego four years ago with her family. Earlier this year, at the age of 43, she started studying towards a degree in Forensic Technology at Grossmont College. Rossana says, “My suggestion for you is to always...

International Students Celebrate Earth Day Together

International Students Celebrate Earth Day Together

Santa Rosa Junior College’s international students joined other student groups, academic departments, student services, and community organizations to celebrate Earth Day by creating a beautiful street mural with a border representing the 34 countrie...

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