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How to Protect Your Social Security Number from Identity Thieves: Video

Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2011 under International Students, Living in the US, Video

Identity theft can happen to anyone, even international students who are issued a Social Security number when they are in the US.

Watch our video to learn 3 things you can do to reduce that risk.

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How to Save Money in College: Video

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2011 under Money, Student Life, Video

Saving money in college is tricky. Despite the meal plan and student discounts, the cash in your pocket can go pretty fast in college.

But we have some tips to help you save your money instead of emailing your parents … again.

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The Pros & Cons of Living in a Coed College Dorm: Video

Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2011 under International Students, Video

Coed college dorms are much more popular than single-sex dorms at many US colleges and universities.

But while coed dorms may sound appealing, there may be a few things you haven’t considered.

Students living in such close quarters have no choice but to get to know each other. That means learning how to share a bathroom … and maybe even learning how to deal with a crush on your next-door neighbor.

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How to Get a Student Visa to Study in the United States: Video

Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2011 under International Students, Video

If you’re one of the many students who dream of getting a degree from a university in the United States, you’re going to have to learn about the US student visa process.

There are several different types of student visas, as well as different responsibilities that go along with obtaining these.

This week, I’ll tell you what kinds of visas are available, how to apply for them, and what the process entails. You’ll be on your way to studying in a US college in no time!

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Advice for International Students Getting a Credit Card: Video

Posted on Friday, February 18th, 2011 under International Students, Money, Video

Have you heard the expression “the United States runs on credit”? If you haven’t already, you probably will during your time in the US.

To an extent, this expression is true. However, that does not mean that you should run to the first bank you see to apply for a credit card! In fact, I suggest avoiding credit cards altogether.

If you feel that you absolutely must get a credit card, we do have some advice in today’s video.

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Easy-to-Make Meals for Students: Video

Posted on Friday, February 4th, 2011 under Video

Moving out of your parents’ house means having to learn how to feed yourself. And let’s face it — most of us aren’t born chefs.

Learn how to make delicious and cheap meals — and get a taste of American cuisine at the same time — in today’s video.

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American English Idioms for Socializing: Video

Posted on Friday, January 21st, 2011 under International Students, Living in the US, Video

Meeting new people isn’t just about coming up to strangers and starting a conversation — it’s about continuing that conversation.

And since idioms are such an ingrained part of the English language, it’s hard to avoid them when socializing.

In today’s video blog, we’ve compiled a list of common American English idioms that people use daily.

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How American Roommates Can Help International Students: Video

Posted on Friday, January 7th, 2011 under International Students, Living in the US, Video

When moving to a new country, I know how tempting it can be to live with another international student — especially if he or she is from the same country as you are. But don’t give in to that temptation!

Living with an American roommate has many perks.

In today’s video, find out the many ways in which an American roommate is the best choice for an international student.

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What to Know Before You Rent an Apartment in the US: Video

Posted on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 under International Students, Off-Campus Housing, Video

Finding a great apartment is never easy, particularly when you’re dealing with a language barrier and culture shock on top of everything else.

As an international student, it’s important to know what the options are. What kinds of apartments are out there? Where can you find them? How does a lease agreement work?

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How to Cope with Homesickness: Video

Posted on Friday, December 10th, 2010 under Holidays, International Students, Video

Most international students living in the US have experienced homesickness on some level.

And who could blame them? Living thousands of miles away from family and friends can be tough.

There are many things students can do to cheer themselves up. Check out these tips on how to ward off homesickness and enjoy time spent abroad.

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American Slang You Should Know: Video

Posted on Friday, November 26th, 2010 under International Students, Learning English, Video

No matter how many hours are devoted to learning a language from a textbook, it’s impossible to get a full grasp of it from reading alone.

Why? Textbooks don’t teach you the ever-changing vocabulary that is considered “slang.”

Check out today’s video, which breaks down the meanings of a few popular American slang words.

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Important Tips to Remember When Translating Your Name into English: Video

Posted on Friday, November 12th, 2010 under International Students, Study Abroad, Video

Translating your name into English in a way that makes it easy to pronounce is essential when you’re an international student coming to the US.

Especially if it’s being translated from a non-Latin based alphabet, you have to be prepared with your own spelling before getting on that plane!

Avoid the headache of getting your name changed and get it right the first time by following these tips.

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