Student Experiences

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!

Bonding with Food

Bonding with Food

Sohini, an international student from India at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, missed food from home. So she started cooking it for herself, and then she started sharing it with her friends. “[The cooking group] is one of my ways of showing m...

Moorpark College Student Shout Outs

Moorpark College Student Shout Outs

“At Moorpark College, we have a good International community,” says Tamim Mansoori from Afghanistan, who is studying computer science. “It was nice to be in a place where I was surrounded by other international students. I was able...

Life in Washington State

Life in Washington State

Shoki Nakata from Japan is an international student at Edmonds College. He is currently majoring in biology and hopes to transfer to a four-year university. He says, “Overall, I love life in Washington State and at Edmonds College. I can’...

January 14th, 2022
Home Away from Home

Home Away from Home

Nadim Boukhdhir from Tunisia is a Fulbright Scholar at Kent State University. He says, “I was accepted to pursue a Master of Architecture at Kent State University, where I wanted to learn about the relationship between architecture and educatio...

My New Life at Truckee Meadows Community College

My New Life at Truckee Meadows Community College

Kiara-Naseem Larkins, an international student from Germany at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) says, “It honestly feels like TMCC students, faculty, and staff are a big family where everyone looks out for each other. If you have diffic...

Studying Biology at Edmonds College

Studying Biology at Edmonds College

Shoki Nakata from Japan is an international student at Edmonds College. He is currently majoring in biology and hopes to transfer to a four-year university. He says, “I had started to search for colleges in the U.S. by focusing only on if they...

January 13th, 2022
Studying at Northwest Missouri State University

Studying at Northwest Missouri State University

Camilo Castelblanco Riveros, who is from Colombia, graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with his bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry. He has accepted an offer to join Boys Town National Research H...

International Financial Trading Competition Winners

International Financial Trading Competition Winners

In just a month, a team of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) graduate students grew $500,000 into $1.25 million and claimed a top prize in an international financial trading competition. Competing against 385 other teams from around the w...

I Miss Los Angeles' Art Museums with All My Heart

I Miss Los Angeles' Art Museums with All My Heart

Laura Salazar is an international student from El Salvador at Otis College of Art and Design. She says, “One of the things that I’ve missed the most during the pandemic has been visiting the museums in SoCal. California has some of the be...

December 18th, 2021
Studying Architecture at Kent State University

Studying Architecture at Kent State University

Maíra Furtado Faria, originally from Brazil, has a master’s degree in architecture from Kent State University. What Maíra loved the most about Kent State was getting to meet and study with people from all over the globe. Her bigge...

Community College Student then Professor!

Community College Student then Professor!

Duc Pham from Vietnam studied at Santa Rosa Junior College for two years before graduating from an Ivy League university. Duc credits the community college system with his success and notes the strength of a community college is that it “welcom...

December 16th, 2021
Computer Engineering in California

Computer Engineering in California

Htet Enedray Tun from Mandalay, Myanmar, is a junior majoring in computer engineering at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Glendale, California. She chose to go to GCC because of its variety of academic majors, the campus’ safe suburban locat...

Community College Made Her Career Dreams Come True!

Community College Made Her Career Dreams Come True!

Y Pham, born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, followed her brother Duc Pham to Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC). Although her path was not always smooth, Y ultimately graduated from an Ivy League university. She now works in San Francisco as a healthcar...

December 10th, 2021
Experience San Diego to the Fullest!

Experience San Diego to the Fullest!

Improve your English skills at the University of San Diego’s English Language Academy (ELA). Not only does learning English open up a world of opportunities, but where you learn can be just as important. San Diego ELA’s environment has cu...

Study Business Analytics in Florida

Study Business Analytics in Florida

Interested in learning to analyze complex data to make better business decisions across diverse industries? Consider the University of Tampa's Master of Science in Business Analytics, a STEM-approved program. The program is ideal for working prof...

Studying at Bunker Hill Community College

Studying at Bunker Hill Community College

Nghi Bui from Vietnam is currently studying for an associate’s degree in the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). She is excited to use her degree as a behind-the-scenes technician whose work helps doct...

December 7th, 2021
Studying Business in Long Beach

Studying Business in Long Beach

Takato Watabe from Yokohama, Japan, is majoring in Business Administration at Long Beach City College (LBCC). Takato sees LBCC as “a place where I can pursue my dreams and meet a lot of new people. LBCC is the first stepping stone on the path t...

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