Life in the USA - Study Abroad Guide

Learn more about life in the USA such as what it’s like to study in California — or other parts of the U.S. — what is life like in a student dorm, and more.

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Making the Right Housing Choice: Tips for Success

When pursuing higher education in the U.S., you have various housing options including: on-campus dormitories, off-campus apartments, homestays, and student housing communities. Each option offers distinct advantages and disadvantages, so consider yo...

Category: Life in the USA
June 4th, 2024
Planning to study in the USA? Safety is key. Choose small towns or secure campuses with strong university security. Stay informed, join student groups, and report discrimination.

Safety for International Students in the USA

Safety considerations for international students planning to study in the USA are a real concern, but also, danger is not the reality for most international students. If safety is one of your concerns, consider where the universities that you’r...

Learn what a Social Security Number (SSN) is and why international students need one for employment, taxation, banking, credit history, and access to services in the USA.

What Is a Social Security Number and Why Do I Need One?

For international students in the USA, obtaining a Social Security Number (SSN) is essential for employment, taxation, banking, and accessing various services. Included is a step-by-step guide on eligibility, the application process, and the necessar...

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February 28th, 2024
Discover Lawrence University's Fox Commons, a new home for juniors and seniors that enriches international education with engaged learning, cultural integration, and career opportunities.

A New Home Abroad at Lawrence University

Lawrence University, established in 1847 in Appleton, Wisconsin, offers a liberal arts education through its College of Arts and Sciences and Conservatory of Music, emphasizing engaged learning with a small average class size and a faculty-to-student...

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month in the USA celebrates African Americans' contributions, educating the public about Black history and the struggles for civil rights. It honors achievements often overlooked, promoting a comprehensive understanding of American...

Category: Life in the USA
February 7th, 2024
Discover the United States

Discover the United States

If you’ve decided to study abroad in the United States, one of the first steps is choosing which English-proficiency exam is right for you. With the TOEFL iBT® test, you have a great option. One of the next steps is choosing where in the U....

5 Budgeting Apps to Save Extra Money

5 Budgeting Apps to Save Extra Money

Create a budget, track your spending, and reduce your stress by using a budgeting app. We outline the top 5 budgeting apps that can help you stick to your budget so you can focus on your studies.

Study Abroad at Chicago’s Lewis University

Study Abroad at Chicago’s Lewis University

Thinking about studying abroad in the U.S.? Lewis University is an inclusive private university located in Chicago, Illinois — one of America’s most diverse big cities — with a great academic rating and high number of merit-based sc...

Category: Life in the USA
November 23rd, 2022
Study Abroad in the Pacific Northwest!

Study Abroad in the Pacific Northwest!

Is the Pacific Northwest the right place for your college experience? Schools like University of Puget Sound offer scholarships for international students, help with internships at global companies, and have easy access to beautiful nature and world-...

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