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The Low Down on December Holidays

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 by Monica Stormark

In the US, the month of December is heavily dominated by all things Christmas. While Christmas is a public federal holiday inside the US, mostly affecting paid time off for certain employees, many other celebrations take place during this month. In recent years, there has been a movement to be more inclusive in the general […]




Ways to Reboot During Winter Break

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Let’s face it, being a full time international student in the US is exhausting. Along with having the typical work of a student (classes, exams, study groups, projects, pop quizzes, essays, etc) international students also have to balance this with exploring a new culture, making new friends, and trying to adjust to just about everything […]




Congratulations to the 2016 Travel Video Contest Winners

Posted on November 19th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Our 2016 Travel Video Contest has come to an end and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Not only did we have more entries than in the past, but the quality of videos that we received was amazing! Each year we’re truly inspired by the messages within the videos we receive as they […]




Arizona State University Global Launch Program

Posted on November 15th, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

Arizona State University Global Launch program is designed for international students, like you, that want to take their English skills to the next level! For over 40 years Global Launch has served over 22,000 students from more than 160 countries meet their English goals. Global Launch offers their students a specially designed Intensive English language […]




The Viewers’ Choice Winner and Finalists Have Been Named!

Posted on November 11th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

We are pleased to announce that our 2016 Travel Video Contest Viewers’ Choice winner and finalists have been announced! After spending many hours watching (and re-watching) each of the inspiring 159 entries, our InternationalStudent.com team was finally able to come up with a list of 14 finalists. These 14 finalists in combination with the Viewers’ […]




Sexual Assault as an International Student

Posted on November 8th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Sexual assault in college effects both men and women. In fact, one in 5 women in college are sexually assaulted and 1 in 16 men in college are assaulted. Because of this it’s important to know what sexual assault is, how to try and prevent it from happening to you and what to do if […]




Degrees in Film for International Students

Posted on November 4th, 2016 by Jenny Frankel

From learning camera equipment to understanding the dynamics of a famous film, each degree in film teaches international students something new and exciting about the world of film. There are many different degrees an international student can get in film. Just at the University of Southern California Los Angeles there are two different schools with […]




Vote for the Viewers’ Choice Winner in our 2016 Travel Video Contest

Posted on October 28th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

The 2016 Travel Video Contest entries are live and ready for you to watch! This year we received numerous video entries from around the world and they’ve all impressed us beyond our expectations. We’re thrilled to see so many talented individuals wanting to pursue international studies and expand their horizons with travels around the world. […]




Counseling Services on Your Campus

Posted on October 21st, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

College is a time full of transitions, especially as an international student inside the US. A new campus, new friends, new living situation and maybe even a new language- all of the changes can be overwhelming and it’s expected that international students will go through culture-shock. However, college-aged students like you are at an age […]




Where to Study Show Production: New York City

Posted on October 17th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you are an international student looking for ideas regarding where to study show production, you should consider New York City. New York is home to over 8 million people from all over the world, and the perfect home base for your time in the United States. The Tisch School of the Arts at New […]