Monthly Archives: March 2013

How to make friends being an International Student in the U.S.

Making friends in college

Have you ever felt like you are the only one who has not made (m)any friends yet at college? Being an international student in the U.S. can sometimes be intimidating, and you may ask yourself why is it so hard …

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Why International Students love studying in Australia

Study Abroad in Australia

More and more international students are choosing Australia as their study abroad destination. The International Education Advisory Council predicts a 30% rise in the number of international students studying in Australia within the next seven years. Australia has a lot …

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8 Surprises International Students may face when first coming to the U.S.

surprises for international students in usa

The first days of living and studying in a new country can introduce cultural differences that might surprise even the most prepared students.  From classroom behaviors to campus life in the U.S., international students may be experiencing some surprises when …

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How to Master the TOEFL Exam

Toefl Exam

When applying for college or grad school in the U.S., inbound International Students need to prove their mastery of the English language. Schools in the United States use the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as a gauge …

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8 Must-do things for International Students in Boston


There are a few prerequisites when considering a trip to Boston. First, try not to go during January – March.  Not because the winters here can indeed be pretty miserable, but because the other seasons are so immensely enjoyable.  Spring …

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7 fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick's day

Thousands of people wearing green and celebrating the Irish with parades, good cheer and a pint of beer.  It’s almost March 17th, which means St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Now, do you know why we do this? Here …

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Money-Saving Strategies for the International College Student, Part IV: Make Money to Save Money

International student making money

This is a guest post by Lindsay T. , who is a recent college grad and writes for Skyo, an online site that helps college students save money with cheap textbooks and a variety of rental options.  By now, we hope you’re on your way …

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Tackling taxes as an International Student in the U.S.

International Student filing Taxes in the US

It’s that time of year again. The time when tax payers frown and accountants work day and night.  Those of us who underpaid are writing checks to the government, while those who overpaid are happy to be receiving a return. …

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5 tips for managing living expenses while studying abroad

International Student managing finances

In an ideal world, your living expenses abroad will be equivalent to the expenses you would have at home. However, this is not always the case. If you are going abroad for your first year, it is not easy to …

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