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.

5 Pieces of Advice to Destress in College

5 Pieces of Advice to Destress in College

“I am not going to lie to you, college is not easy. With some of the advice I will give to you in this post, you will be able to clear your mind and will have a good balance between work and fun!” writes Joao Magalhães. He is a student blogger from B...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
January 18th, 2022
Living with a Host Family in the U.S.

Living with a Host Family in the U.S.

“As soon as I got my student visa approved, I began to look for a host family. A host family is a family that takes on the responsibility of allowing a student from another country to stay at their home,” says blogger Aanchal Tangri, who is a student...

College Lifesaving Hacks

College Lifesaving Hacks

How can you make the college experience easier for yourself? Katherine George, student blogger at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, shares four lifesaving hacks for college students.

2021, See You Around. 2022, Let's Ride On!!

2021, See You Around. 2022, Let's Ride On!!

Student blogger Hamdiatu Yakubu reflects on the end of the year and what’s coming next. She says, “Take it easy on yourself. Build and develop a safe environment, friendship circle, personally grow, learn and unlearn, love and learn more about yourse...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
January 10th, 2022
Travelling Across the United States: Part II

Travelling Across the United States: Part II

Student blogger Aanchal Tangri from India shares her travels across the U.S. in the second post of a two-part series. In this post, she visits numerous West Coast states — Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. Aanchal is a student at Truckee Mea...

My Top Ten Foodie Neighborhoods in Tampa

My Top Ten Foodie Neighborhoods in Tampa

Katherine George, student blogger from Hillsborough Community College, grew up in Tampa and “had the chance to try most of the popular food destinations in the area.” In this post she outlines her favorite spots.

5 Steps to Have a Great College Experience

5 Steps to Have a Great College Experience

Joao Magalhães, a student blogger from Brazil, is studying at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. He’s been a student during the pandemic and has 5 tips on how to have a great college experience while the world is still in a challenging...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
January 10th, 2022
Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

“College is a weird period of our lives. We are not adults, but we are not kids either. Luckily, today I am here to help with a couple of quotes that have helped me through constant meltdowns almost every college student has,” says blogger Micaela Ba...

Run, Don’t Walk for These Classes

Run, Don’t Walk for These Classes

Do you wonder what classes you should take freshman year? Student blogger Micaela Baquero, a student at Santa Rosa Junior College, says “run, don’t walk for these classes!”

All in the (International Student) Family

All in the (International Student) Family

Duc Pham, who is from Vietnam, attended Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) in California and was followed there by his sister, Y. Thanks in part to the supportive faculty at SRJC, the siblings continued their education at an Ivy League university.

Category: StudyUSA Blog
December 7th, 2021
Computer Engineering at the University of Wyoming

Computer Engineering at the University of Wyoming

Aisha Balogun from Nigeria graduated from the University of Wyoming with a major in Computer Engineering and minors in the Honors Program and Computer Science. Aisha loves photographing her everyday life and landed in her current position as a result...

Applying to College as an International Student

Applying to College as an International Student

When thinking about applying to colleges in the U.S.,Victoria from São Paulo, Brazil, was repeatedly told that she wouldn’t be able to make her U.S. education dreams come true. But now she’s in her third year at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, and...

Fall Semester Has Been Happening!

Fall Semester Has Been Happening!

“The first month of the fall 2021 semester came and went very quickly,” says student blogger Francesca Pieter, a theatre arts student at Genesee Community College in upstate New York. “After staying at College Village all summer with only a small num...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
November 2nd, 2021
Travelling Across the United States: Part I

Travelling Across the United States: Part I

Student blogger Aanchal Tangri from India shares her travels across the U.S. in the first post of a two-part series. In this post, she goes to Orlando, Florida, New York City, and San Francisco, California. Aanchal is a student at Truckee Meadows Com...

You Belong at Bridgewater State University!

You Belong at Bridgewater State University!

Bridgewater State University (BSU) has a portal for international students with information on applying, what you can study, and access to current international students. Find out what it’s like to be a BSU student!

Far But Never Distant

Far But Never Distant

Micaela Baquero watched the movie "Dear John" and realized that even though it’s corny, there are aspects of the characters’ stories she could relate to — moving, not living with the people you love, and not having a home. Micaela is an international...

Category: StudyUSA Blog
October 19th, 2021
Home Away from Home

Home Away from Home

Student blogger Aanchal Tangri from India has been a student in the U.S. for the last three and a half years. In that time, she’s worked out what helps when she’s feeling homesick. She celebrates important festivals in a smaller way, she cooks meals...

My First Week of School

My First Week of School

“What do I want in life?” asks blogger Apple Wong, an English-language student at Seminole State University in Florida. Getting to know other students at the beginning of the new semester helps Apple evaluate what she wants, what she doesn’t, and giv...

Hello Again!!

Hello Again!!

Aanchal Tangri from India returns to blogging for StudyUSA.com! Aanchal is a communication studies student at Truckee Meadows Community College. She loves her in-person Com101 class this semester and how it’s helped diminish any fears about public sp...

My Struggle with School-Related Anxiety

My Struggle with School-Related Anxiety

Student blogger Katherine George, who is studying mass communications at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, has struggled with school-related anxiety since she was young. Over time, she’s found solutions that help her manage her anxiet...

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