Category Archives: School

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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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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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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Combatting International Tuition Fraudsters with the Help of Flywire

Payment Week – By Michael Dautner, Editor-in-Chief of Payment Quarterly   Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Peter Butterfield, CCO at Flywire, to dig deeper regarding the extent of fraudulent transactions at the expense of numerous students studying …

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Is a Short-Term or Long-Term Study Abroad Program Right for Me?

You have made the momentous decision to study in America. Whether you are primarily interested in improving your English language skills, gaining international experience, or attending an elite educational institution, you can gain a great deal from both short-term and …

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6 On-Campus Resources to Take Advantage of This Fall

Whether you’re a new or returning college student, arriving on campus to begin the fall semester is a chaotic and stressful time. There are items to purchase, people to meet, and study plans to consider—all in a relatively short amount …

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How International Students Can Avoid Tuition Payment Scams

As an international student, there are many unique challenges to overcome as you prepare for your education abroad. Unfortunately, this can include being the target of scammers who attempt to steal your tuition and educational payments for themselves – in …

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Student’s Guide to Choosing a Mobile Phone Provider in the U.S.

Moving to a different country to attend college or university means starting a new life full of exciting discoveries but also unavoidable challenges. One of the first obstacles international students usually face is obtaining mobile phone service. Many students quickly …

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5 Easy Ways to Research American Universities from Abroad

Searching for the perfect university can be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t stressful too. In addition to ensuring that your short list of schools possess the faculty and …

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