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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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Communicating at Australian Universities – What to Expect

So you’re headed for an Australian university.  Maybe you’ve passed the TOEFL or IELTS exams and will be taking degree classes, or maybe you’re going to study English. Either way, congratulations! Australia is a fantastic country with a world-class university …

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A Basic Guide to Greek Life for International Students

Greek life – fraternities and sororities – may not be an integral part of every university in the United States, but it is definitely a uniquely American concept and institution. Fraternities and sororities, which make up Greek life, probably seem …

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3 Things Every New College Student Needs to Know

Starting college is a major milestone for any student. It marks the beginning of a thrilling, transformative chapter in life. If you’ll be studying in a new country, let alone an unfamiliar city or state, then you’re probably feeling even …

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iStudent Corner: American Nick meeting International Students in the U.S.

Today, we are welcoming and interviewing our new team member Nick Botto, Consumer Marketing Associate here at peerTransfer.   Where are you from? I’m originally from a small town on the northwest corner of Massachusetts called Clarksburg. Most people have …

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4 Ways to Fight Homesickness

Going to college is a life-changing event for everyone, but for  international students, it’s a bit tougher. Why? Well, for starters, many times the family of an international student is not just a few hundred miles away…they’re separated by continents …

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How to Make Your Professors Like You (And Become Friends Too)

Grades are important, and depending on what your plans may be after college, they can be SUPER important. As the classroom environment in the United States can differ greatly from those around the world, making friends with professors can have …

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Friends Wanted?

Just last week, a new survey revealed that one in three international students in the U.S. didn’t have any close U.S. friends, and many said they wish they had more relationships with Americans.  Specifically, the survey looked at 454 international students in …

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