Category Archives: Culture

Flywire Friday: This Week’s Top News for International Students – February 12, 2016

Happy Friday! First off, we wanted to remind you that voting for the Innovator Awards ends next Friday, February 19. Show your support by heading to http://www.innovationproject.com/2016-innovator-awards/ and voting Flywire the Most Invisible Innovation! Now on to the news . . . Here’s …

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Flywire Friday: Top News of the Week for International Students – February 5, 2016

Here’s what we read this week: Redefining what it means to be a good student. Harvard Graduate School of Education recently published a report, summarized in boston.com, in which they called for admissions officials to focus more on a student’s compassion and …

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Can I Work While I Study Abroad?

This guest post originally appeared on the GoToStudy blog. GoToStudy specializes in helping overseas students find the their ideal university and course, and connecting them with consulting agencies that can guide them to their goal. This is a common question from …

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Flywire Friday: This Week’s Top News for International Students – October 23, 2015

Here’s what we read this week: A new Common Application? A coalition of 80 U.S. colleges and universities recently announced the creation of a free, online college application system, which will be launched next summer. The Atlantic outlines the new system and discusses …

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Photo Essay Contest Winner Reflects on International Education in the U.S.

Flywire was proud to sponsor a recent Photo Essay Contest for Northwest Missouri State University’s Intercultural Festival, which was held in conjunction with International Education Week and Hispanic Heritage Month. International students were invited to submit a photo and brief …

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5 Common Cultural Challenges for International Students

The move to university is a challenging one for many students, and for those going to college in a foreign country, the obstacles are even greater. Unfamiliar customs, new languages, strange foods – it can all become overwhelming. Here are …

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

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 …

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Flywire Friday: Top News of the Week for International Students – October 2, 2015

We’re excited to introduce a new feature on the blog: Flywire Friday! Each Friday, we’ll bring you a quick download of some recent news that may impact international students, and we’ll even summarize it for you! Here’s what we read …

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The International Student’s Guide To American Holidays (Fall Edition)

This fall, Americans will celebrate three major holidays: Columbus Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Here’s an overview of each. Holiday #1: Columbus Day (Monday, October 12) Columbus Day commemorates the landing of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October …

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International Students: 4 Simple Ways to Put Your Family at Ease

Few events elicit as much excitement as leaving home to study abroad. Making a long distance move is a wonderful way to explore new cultures and make memories that last a lifetime, but your family may experience some anxiety and …

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