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How to Improve Your English in College

Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 under International Students, Living in the US, On Campus

international students hanging out with US students in a park

To really get the most out of your experience as a US college student, you will need more than just the minimum English language skills. Luckily, your university offers lots of opportunities to improve your English skills

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How International Students Can Study Abroad, Too

Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 under International Students, Living in the US, Study Abroad

international students abroad

Studying abroad is a popular choice for US college students, but many international students forget that they have this option, too. Just because you’ve already traveled overseas to study in the US doesn’t mean you can’t check out another country for a semester or even a year on a study abroad program.

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The Benefits of Community College for International Students

Posted on Monday, August 14th, 2017 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, International Students, Learning English, Living in the US, Paying for College

exploring colleges online

Less expensive tuition, relaxed English proficiency requirements and the ability to easily transfer to another school convince many international students to attend a US community college.

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6 Supplies Every Student Should Pack for College

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 under Living in the US, Moving, Student Housing

college student alarm clock

Before you squeeze in your clothes, computer and cell phone, make sure your luggage contains these 6 essential items that all college freshmen will want in their first 24 hours in the dorms.

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Sleep: The #1 Study Habit all Students Should Master

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 under Academics, High School, Living in the US, Student Life

student sleeping

Between class, work, friends and studying — not to mention extracurricular activities and athletic obligations — it can sometimes feel like there’s little time left for a college student to sleep. But fixing your sleep schedule should be at the top of your to-do list.

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How ROTC Works for International Students

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016 under International Students, Living in the US

ROTC graduates

Many college-bound students who are interested in entering into the ranks of the United States Armed Forces consider attending colleges that offer ROTC programs. But not everyone who is interested in ROTC is a United States citizen. Here’s how the ROTC handles international students.

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Get Familiar with Your College Town

Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 under International Students, Living in the US, Starting College

college town

If you’re an international student studying in the US, getting to know your college town is likely on your mind. Instead of worrying about how little you know about the area you’re moving to, let these tips help you get familiar with it fast.

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Mistakes to Avoid as an International College Freshman

Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 under International Students, Living in the US, Starting College

common international student mistakes

If you’re an international student about to begin your freshman year at a US college, you’ve probably already studied some do’s and don’ts when it comes to school in this country. But there may still be mistakes you aren’t aware of that many international students tend to make.

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US Colleges vs. Schools in Other Countries

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 under International Students, Living in the US, On Campus, Study Abroad

US college game

Whether you’re an American student applying to schools across the pond or an international student with your heart set on an American college, you’re bound to notice several differences between US colleges and schools in other countries.

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Tips on Saving for College as an International Student

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 under International Students, Living in the US, Money, Paying for College, Study Abroad

money tips for international students

After doing research on US colleges, you have probably noticed that they tend to be more expensive than the schools in most other countries. And since you won’t exactly get in-state (or even in-country) tuition from most schools in the US, college can be a costly goal.

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3 Tips for International Students Attending Grad School in the US

Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 under Graduate School, International Students, Living in the US

international and american students

Some students feel they can relax a bit once they get their admissions letter for grad school.

But for international students, the pressure stays on until they arrive at school and become familiar with both the campus and the country.

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International Student Airfare for the Holidays

Posted on Sunday, September 15th, 2013 under Holidays, International Students, Living in the US, Money

traveling home for the holidays

Whether you’ve decided to travel back home, take a mini-vaca with new college friends or kick back on campus, it’s important that you get your airfare sorted out as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary stress.

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International Grad School Applications from Chinese Students Decline, While Others Rise

Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 under Graduate School, International Students, Living in the US, News

girl standing in campus corridor

International students applying for grad school in the US might benefit from the latest trend: applications from overseas candidates have decreased considerably over the past year.

At the same time, schools in this country are showing more interest in international students, resulting in increased admissions.

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Choosing International Student Health Insurance

Posted on Sunday, September 1st, 2013 under International Students, Living in the US

international health insurance card

A health insurance plan is essential for every international student who studies in the US. Some schools offer their own plan, or you may have to turn to a provider based in the US or your home country.

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Summer Job Options for F-1 Student Visa Holders

Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 under International Students, Jobs, Living in the US

student working at an ice cream shop

An F-1 visa can complicate things for students looking for work in the summer.

As you might expect, there are a few rules you must follow if you want to get a job and maintain your F-1 visa.

The most important guideline to remember is that you cannot get an off-campus job during your first year in college. You may be able to get one after your freshman year, but you will need to contact USCIS first to get approval.

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