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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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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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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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Spring Break Travel Safety Tips

It’s time to start planning spring break! If you’re in school in the wintery Northeast or Midwest, sunny climates such as Florida, California, the Caribbean and Latin America are attractive. Research, plan your trip, book reservations and have a fantastic …

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What to do over the holidays

Christmas Break International Students

The year is coming to an end and that means the holiday break is approaching.  Most American students go home to visit with their families, but many International Students stay in the U.S. as oversea travel can be costly.  Being …

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Happy Thanksgivukkah!


This year, thanks to an extremely rare convergence, Thanksgiving (Nov. 28) falls during the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights. Some are calling it “Hanu-giving.” Others prefer “Thanksgivukkah.” We at peerTransfer would like to take a moment and tell you a little bit …

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U.S. National Holidays 101 for International Students

U.S. Holidays

Every country and every culture celebrates different events and holidays.  It is important to understand the story behind them to be able to integrate better with the culture you live in – in this case the American one. Colleges close …

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Holiday Blues – How to have Happy Holidays being away from home

Holiday blues

Can you imagine the holidays without your family and friends? For most, this doesn’t sound very appealing.  Well, for most of the international students studying abroad in the U.S. for a better education this is reality.  It isn’t easy for …

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