Life in the USA

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

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  • Article Image To Eat and Run: What is American Food?

    To Eat and Run: What is American Food?

    People who come to the United States for the first time think that fast-food defines American food. However, fast-food is only part of American food culture.

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  • Article Image Travel in the USA

    Travel in the USA

    No matter what your purpose is for travel, which means of transportation you choose or where you stay, you are sure to experience more about the U.S.A., its customs and its people.

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  • Article Image Finding a Place to Live in the USA

    Finding a Place to Live in the USA

    Congratulations! You have decided to study in the USA. Next, you have another important decision to make: where is the best place for you to live? This leads to many other questions, such as should you live on-campus or off-campus or is there a housing residency requirement at your university? The following information will help guide you through these choices.

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  • Article Image Best Advice For Grads

    Best Advice For Grads

    Spring brings college graduation season in the U.S., which means commencement speeches are being delivered by celebrities, politicians, and business leaders at schools across the country. The best addresses are timeless, offering words of wisdom and guidance that students can benefit from now and also call forth at various stages in life.

    As this year’s graduates get ready to make their marks on the world, here’s a look at some of the best advice offered at college commencement ceremonies over the past 15 years.

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  • Article Image Homestay: Living with an American Family

    Homestay: Living with an American Family

    Each year, thousands of U.S. families open their homes and hearts to visitors from all over the world. In a homestay, you can observe, learn and experience a new lifestyle and culture, while practicing English skills in a family home.

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  • Article Image At University of Illinois, The Language of Football is Mandarin

    At University of Illinois, The Language of Football is Mandarin

    What’s a flea flicker? Ever heard of a quarterback sneak?

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  • Article Image 5 Benefits of a Campus Job

    5 Benefits of a Campus Job

    An on-campus job is a great way to build up your resume, make some money and gain real-world experience.

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  • Article Image 10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Studying Abroad

    10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Studying Abroad

    Prepare before you leave. A smooth arrival can set the tone for a successful experience. Know what to expect from the first day you plan to arrive in the U.S.A. Here are a few things you should prepare for before you arrive

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  • Article Image Studying Abroad: Expectations vs. Reality

    Studying Abroad: Expectations vs. Reality

    Without any doubt, choosing the right university and degree is one of the most crucial moments in every student's life. After all, your entire future depends on what you decide to do during this period. We have observed a multitude of trends when it comes to education, and studying abroad is one of them. The concept is highly fantasized for various reasons and rightfully so. Every individual leaves their home country with a set of expectations about the new journey. Here are a few expectations that everyone has in mind when it comes to studying abroad.

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  • Article Image Where Can I Study English in San Francisco, CA

    Where Can I Study English in San Francisco, CA

    San Francisco is located in Northern California and is a culturally diverse and progressive city. It is well known for its start-ups and tech industry, as well as finance, education, music, theater, and history. 

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  • Article Image Take a Look at the City by the Bay- San Francisco

    Take a Look at the City by the Bay- San Francisco

    Located on the coast of Northern California, San Francisco is known for being one of the nation’s most cultured and business-oriented cities. 

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  • Article Image What Type of Jobs Should You Expect to Get Hired for Right after Graduation

    What Type of Jobs Should You Expect to Get Hired for Right after Graduation

    Doing an internship can also help you to strengthen your resume or help you land a coveted job in your career field. Especially if you are trying to get into a competitive career industry, even if you feel ready, an internship might be the best way to get your foot in the door.

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  • Article Image The Pros and Cons of Living Alone

    The Pros and Cons of Living Alone

    It’s not that uncommon to live alone as an international student. A lot of my friends were able to get great deals by leasing apartments for four years, so they could have their own place for their whole time abroad. I realized that deep down we were both a little jealous of each other’s experience. Doesn’t living alone get lonely? Doesn’t having roommates get exhausting?

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  • Article Image Networking as an International Student

    Networking as an International Student

    Everyone says that getting a job, finding new opportunities, and growing professionally is all about “networking.” But, what exactly does that mean for us as international students?

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  • Article Image Staying Healthy in the Winter

    Staying Healthy in the Winter

    As someone who was a complete mess the first two years of college, I can tell you from experience that winter is the worst time to get sick. Most likely though, that’s when your first time being sick by yourself would happen, and nothing makes you more homesick than feeling weak and wanting your parents to call the doctor for you.

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  • Article Image The Dorm Life-Roommate Diaries

    The Dorm Life-Roommate Diaries

    Ah... roommates. Whether you chose your roommate or not, whether they are already your friend or you were set up together by the housing office, if you are going to be sharing a living space with someone, you truly don't know how that will end up until you experience it.

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  • Article Image Books to Heal Your Stressed Student Heart

    Books to Heal Your Stressed Student Heart

    Some may argue that this is not realistic, that there’s no time, but if you want to stay sane as a college student, you have to find ways to de-stress. It’s all about priorities, so make sure that your own mental health is on the list if it’s not the first thing.

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  • Article Image Post-Graduation Crisis in the U.S.

    Post-Graduation Crisis in the U.S.

    I went home recently, after graduation, to renew my F1 visa. Talking to some high school friends I hadn’t seen in months or even years since we were all studying in different parts of the world, I realized that we all shared a pattern. We’d all changed while abroad. We’d all realized the world is simultaneously big and small, and friendships across the world are real and precious. We’d grown up, but we also all had the same question...

    What do we do now?

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  • Article Image When You Miss Your Country’s Food

    When You Miss Your Country’s Food

    I don’t think I realized Ecuadorian food was my favorite kind of food until I went to study in Seattle. I finally understood why people say that the food is one of the main reasons you start to feel homesick. It’s a daily reminder (or hourly, if you snack a lot like me) that you’re not home. 

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  • Article Image I Wanted a Pet While Abroad

    I Wanted a Pet While Abroad

    Anyone who knows me has seen at least 3,000 pictures of my dog, Chloe, and heard me say she is literally the most beautiful shih tzu that has ever lived. I’ve posted pictures of her with the caption “South America’s Next Top Model,” and she’s 50 percent of my Instagram stories when I go back home. I am in the U.S. and I love my dog. 

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