Beyond the Basics

Learn about American culture and education direct from our experts at Study in the USA.

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  • Article Image Mobile Development

    Mobile Development

    Innovation is the cornerstone of technology. Ten years ago, we were content to merely send a text message or maybe play a game of Snake on a two-color screen; today, we have mobile devices that can process more than the average desktop computer from that same era. Looking forward, we can only imagine what advances will come.

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  • Article Image Well-Balanced Studies

    Well-Balanced Studies

    Choosing the right university can set you on a path to a successful personal and professional life. As you evaluate educational options, there are some key factors that you should consider.

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  • Article Image Why Study Engineering in the USA

    Why Study Engineering in the USA

    There are many unique answers when posing the question of “How?” How does this chair hold me up? How is that I can talk on my cell phone or chat on the Internet with someone across the world? How did this water in my glass become clean? Although, the answer to each of these questions is unique, there is one simple explanation for all of these questions: engineering.

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  • Article Image Advanced Technology

    Advanced Technology

    Advanced technology is increasingly evident in many aspects of U.S. university life, helping to make learning fun, exciting and richly rewarding.

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  • Article Image Considering A Women's College

    Considering A Women's College

    Young women around the world are curious about the excellent all-women’s colleges in the United States. Female students should consider this fulfilling option as they pursue going to school in the U.S.A.

    Look at our Women's Colleges

     

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  • Article Image From English to Academics

    From English to Academics

    How intensive English programs help you apply to U.S. colleges and universities.

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  • Article Image Preparing for a Career in Digital Media

    Preparing for a Career in Digital Media

    Wherever you are, digital media is playing an increasingly bigger role in the marketplace and in our global culture. With outsourcing on the rise, you can work for a prestigious international company from just about anywhere.

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  • Article Image Learn, Lead, Serve: Service-Learning in the United States

    Learn, Lead, Serve: Service-Learning in the United States

    In the U.S.A., education oftentimes extends beyond books and teachers to include experiences outside the classroom.

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  • Article Image Studying Fashion Design in the USA

    Studying Fashion Design in the USA

    Do you have a passion for fashion? Do you think that you need to be an artist or know how to sew to go into this field? Do you wonder where you can study, and how the job market looks? Which area of fashion should you study?

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  • Article Image Creating a Sustainable World

    Creating a Sustainable World

    If you're concerned about environmental crisis and climate change, learn about sustainability.

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  • Article Image What is Environmental and Green Art?

    What is Environmental and Green Art?

    Both green and environmental art showcase nature’s wonders and its breathtaking aesthetic, and remind us of something deeper. It is a reminder of the negative environmental impact humankind has on the world. These types of artwork serve a purpose, and send us a clear and concise message that something has to change, and now, to save our planet from further, irreparable destruction.

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  • Article Image Simple, Healthy Cooking for Students

    Simple, Healthy Cooking for Students

    Don’t eat dining hall food or microwave soup just because you feel like you have to. Surf the internet to find healthy recipes that include all your favorite foods and give them a try.

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  • Article Image International Students Come Together to Fight Cancer

    International Students Come Together to Fight Cancer

    BuckeyeThon, a charity event at The Ohio State University, attracts thousands of participants each year, all for the purpose of raising money for pediatric cancer research and treatment.

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  • Article Image Meet Alexa, Your Digital Roommate

    Meet Alexa, Your Digital Roommate

    Don’t get the wrong idea: Alexa is not all work and no play. In addition to providing information, the digital roommate can play games, tell jokes, make lists, set an alarm and, of course, play music. The Echo Dot acts as a Bluetooth speaker for streaming music from providers such as Spotify or Apple Music. Students can also stream a variety of radio stations.

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  • Article Image More Sleep Means Higher Grades

    More Sleep Means Higher Grades

    No amount of lecturing seems to persuade students to get more sleep. But one professor uses bait they can’t resist.

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  • Article Image Studying Technology at a U.S. University

    Studying Technology at a U.S. University

    When the electrical engineers of the late ’70s and early ’80s introduced the world’s first mobile phones, they never would have imagined the world we live in today. Mobile phones now have features like mobile payment systems and video conferencing, all running on a multi-core processor in your pocket.

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  • Article Image Engineered Treat: A Chocolate Drone

    Engineered Treat: A Chocolate Drone

    Want to really impress your friend with a birthday gift? How about flying a drone made of chocolate to her front door?

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  • Article Image How To Get Work Experience on a Student Visa

    How To Get Work Experience on a Student Visa

    The thing is, as international students, we don’t have the same opportunities that domestic students have to apply to any part-time jobs while studying. We’re here on a student visa, and most of us don’t have social security numbers. How do you even begin to fill out your resume?

    If this is your first year as a student in the U.S. and you’re thinking about your professional future, here are some tips you should know about.

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  • Article Image Choosing a Business Program in the United States

    Choosing a Business Program in the United States

    More than 1 million students from other countries enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities during the 2016-17 academic year—an increase of 3.4 percent over the previous year, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE). Of these students, approximately 19 percent came to the U.S. to pursue a business degree.

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  • Article Image My Theatre Journey

    My Theatre Journey

    When I applied to Seattle University (SU), I applied as an English/Creative Writing major; I loved theatre, but when I said I also wanted to be an actress, I really meant a movie actress. Sure, I also picked SU because I liked the theatre program, but I wasn’t sure that I wanted to pursue it as a major.

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