Monthly Archives: May 2012

An American Girl in Turkey: Q&A with Hilary from Marketing

This is our second post in our monthly Q&A sessions with international students turned peerTransfer employees.  For our first post, click here. This time, we interviewed Hilary Dunn from our marketing department.  A native American, she studied abroad in Istanbul, Turkey. …

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Speaking English vs. Speaking American

Think you have a solid grasp on the English language?  Sure, you passed the TOEFL with flying colors, but how often have you had a casual conversation with an American?  Alas, you may discover that what you know may not …

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Protecting Your Identity: No Facebook, More Security?

This post is the third in our “Protecting Your Identity” Series.  Click here for Part 1 and Part 2. Let’s face it: identity theft is inherently….boring. But, it IS important.  After all, we’ve all seen the Facebook and email viruses …

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10 Things Your Professor Won’t Tell You About Grading

Today’s post is an outstanding piece that was originally written by Levi on The Chegg Blog.  We hope this insight helps anyone that’s just finishing finals, or can help you for future reference. For most professors, mum’s the word about …

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Q&A with Carolina from Marketing: From the Mediterranean to the Baltic

This post is the first installment of our monthly Q&A sessions with international students turned peerTransfer employees.  It’s our hope that reading their experiences will help you along your journey. To kick us off, we interviewed Carolina Pastor from our …

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Protecting Your Identity: Staying Safe Outside Your Dorm Room

It’s time for our second installment in the “Protecting Your Identity” series.  If you missed our first post, you can catch up by clicking here.   Today’s post features our five rules of thumb for staying safe outside of your dorm …

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Helping you get there: A message from our Founder, Iker Marcaide

In 2008, I was admitted to graduate school in the United States. If a friend told me back then that I would end up building a company to help other international students, I wouldn’t have believed them. Well, here we …

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A Simple Guide to Wasting Your Money

Yes, you read that title correctly. There is a TON of advice out there on how to save your money and where the responsible student should spend it.  But, there’s little on how students often waste their money on frivolous …

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This Week in Student News: International Student Conference Recap

Student development and success was the focus of last week’s US International Student Conference held in Whitewater, Wisconsin.  Now you may be asking yourself, what was this conference about?  Well, here’s a video to explain. We’d like to applaud the …

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