Flywire Friday: The Week’s Key Headlines for International Students – October 9, 2015

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Last week we kicked off a new blog series, Flywire Friday, and we’re back this week to bring you our favorite news of the week for international students.

Here’s what we’re reading:

U.S. colleges want to make their Chinese students more comfortable. The Associated Press reports that colleges including Purdue University and The University of Illinois are working closely with domestic students and faculty to better integrate Chinese students into American college life, following a huge rise in overall U.S. college enrollment from China. We hope they’ll soon expand their focus to all international populations!

This weekend marks the beginning of the fall holiday season in the U.S. Hopefully you’ll get to enjoy a three-day weekend as Americans celebrate Columbus Day. And, with Halloween just three weeks away, it’s time to start shopping for a Halloween costume if you want to join in on the festivities with your American friends.

What are the most important factors in choosing a university overseas? U.S. News shares five important considerations to take into account when deciding where to study. Hint: try to align your college choice with future career goals and living preferences.

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