Life in the USA

Living and studying in the USA as an international student will bring you many opportunities. These resources will help you prepare for your academic journey and fun new experiences in the United States!

Where Can I Study Business Near New York City?

Where Can I Study Business Near New York City?

New York City (NYC) in New York state is the largest city in the USA. With nearly 8 million people living in New York City, there is a wide variety of things to do, see, and eat! Many industries are based in NYC, such as finance, fashion, film,...

Category: Life in the USA
January 6th, 2022
Beyond the Books

Beyond the Books

"Whenever I take part in the student activities, I feel like I am not only making friends, but I also feel like I am part of a huge international family here in the U.S.A."

Four Things to Do Before You Get to Campus

Four Things to Do Before You Get to Campus

Opening your acceptance email and finding out you’ll attend university in the United States is one of the most exciting moments of your life. Immediately, you’ll have a long list of things you’ll want to do when you arrive in the U....

Living in the Dormitory: Everything You Need to Know

Living in the Dormitory: Everything You Need to Know

Moving to the dormitory from your family home can be difficult — it’s a total change of environment and social circle. However, it is possible to make this experience easier if you know what to prepare for in advance. In fact, everyone wh...

Category: Life in the USA
November 2nd, 2021
Experiencing America Outside the Classroom

Experiencing America Outside the Classroom

“Cultural competency is a recognized component of language learning. You can’t speak a language well without understanding what is important to the people who speak that language. Travel allows our international students to actually exper...

Jane Sun Travel From Student to CEO

Jane Sun Travel From Student to CEO

China’s Great Wall. Australia’s remote Outback. Italy’s ancient ruins.  From her perch atop the global travel industry, Jane Sun, CEO of CTrip, Asia’s largest online travel agency, connects people with the best destina...

Spend a Summer in New York City!

Spend a Summer in New York City!

“My mother enjoyed her experience with ELS Juilliard program much more this time because of everything the package included especially the activities and staff that help guide us.” Maria Julia says. “When she attended many years ago...

5 Road Trips for the Fall Semester

5 Road Trips for the Fall Semester

The Unites States is an incredibly large country and there is no better way to see it than taking a road trip. The fall semester is the perfect time to hit the road with the various three-day weekends and holidays, and the crisp cool weather. 

Category: Life in the USA
October 23rd, 2021
Learning new languages through VR visits

Learning new languages through VR visits

On a Friday morning in November in Houston, Texas, a group of 12 Rice University undergraduates in Jayoung Song’s second-year Korean language class took out their smartphones, opened the YouTube app and fastened their phones to a virtual-realit...

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