Monthly Archives: August 2012

4 Ways to Fight Homesickness

Going to college is a life-changing event for everyone, but for  international students, it’s a bit tougher. Why? Well, for starters, many times the family of an international student is not just a few hundred miles away…they’re separated by continents …

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English, Ponds and the Netherlands: Q&A with Teresa

This is our fifth post in our monthly Q&A session with “international students turned peerTransfer employees.” Feel free to visit here for last month’s post. Today, we’re interviewing Teresa Álvarez, originally from Spain and now working on our Business Development team.  While …

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One Simple Trick to Help You Save Money

When it comes time to shell out some dough, which method do you use – cash or credit? While there are now plenty of other options – credit, debit, Google Wallet – the main methods still breakdown to either cash …

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7 Lessons from 20 Freshman Years

We took a quick poll around our office for seven different tips we all wish we had known before we entered freshman year.  While no list is always complete, we believe these tips serve as a good starting point.  After …

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Student Life FAQs (Part 2)

As the beginning of the fall semester draws closer with each passing day, we decided to put together another post on frequently asked questions from international students.  You can see our first post in this series here. As always, it’s …

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How to Make Your Professors Like You (And Become Friends Too)

Grades are important, and depending on what your plans may be after college, they can be SUPER important. As the classroom environment in the United States can differ greatly from those around the world, making friends with professors can have …

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5 Quick and Easy Ways to Save Your Money (Back-to-School Edition)

As our first two posts in this series have been well received, we decided to pull a “Backstreet Boys” and bring it back for another installment.  Late 1990 pop culture references aside, you can view our first two posts in …

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Major

Undeclared?  Undecided?  Well, whatever the preferred term, do college majors even matter anymore? 50% of college students will change their college major.  Combine that fact with claims that average Americans may have up to seven careers in a lifetime, and …

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