Category Archives: Students

College Housing Costs and Amenities

You should always have realistic expectations when starting your apartment search. Part of that comes with understanding what the average cost of rent is and what apartment amenities are the most popular across the US. That’s why we partnered with …

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FAQ: International Student Housing in the US

The decision to study abroad comes with much excitement but assuredly, with many uncertainties as well. The moment you receive your acceptance letter a rush of emotion may take over as you’re set to spend the next year or more …

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LoftSmart Series: Answering All Your Student Housing Questions

Here at Flywire we understand that making the education payment process easy and convenient contributes to our goal of boosting your student experience. For international students, the experience also involves moving to a new country to attend school — a …

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Do I contact my roommate before school starts?

Whether you’ve already received your roommate assignment for the upcoming semester or you’re eagerly waiting for your housing information, the question of whether or not you should contact your roommate(s) has definitely crossed your mind. The answer to that question …

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2017 Westbon Road Trip Challenge

Cross-country road trips are the epitome of the American experience. Books are written just to capture the excitement and joys that spring up from them, and every year, people hop into their cars to explore the U.S. Right now, Westbon is …

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How Can Joining Campus Organizations Contribute to Your Academic Success?

As a student, it can be very easy to believe that academics should be your sole priority. While it is certainly true that your coursework should take precedence, there are other opportunities on campus for both academic and personal growth—extracurriculars, …

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5 Ways International Students Can Ace Their College Applications

Applying to university—no matter which country you call home—is a complex process. International students may be unsure as to what, exactly, is needed to increase their chances of gaining admission to the American school of their dreams, but never fear! …

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Understanding how money works differently in the US and why credit is so important

Provided by SelfScore, a company founded by former international students to provide today’s international students access to scholarships, student loans (coming soon), and fair credit. When international students come to the United States to attend university, finances are always a major …

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College tuition fee scams: how international students can protect themselves

Times Higher Education – By Peter Butterfield, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Flywire   This year, universities and schools are reporting what seems to be a spike in tuition payment scams targeting college and university students. International students …

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5 Questions to Ask Your College’s International Office

As an international student studying in America, you face a unique set of challenges that can make settling into your new life on campus stressful. Fortunately, many universities have an International Affairs or International Students office that exists to help …

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