Tag Archives: travel

Safety Tips for College Students

Safety is one of the five most important factors for international students when considering where to study abroad. Most university campuses and their surroundings are quite safe, especially in the United States. Campus safety is a priority, and many schools …

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How to Tip in the UK

Are you an international student in the UK? If so, you need to learn about one of the touchiest subjects in the history of cultural customs. Tipping. Tipping etiquette in the UK is similar to the rest of Europe, partially …

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How to Live Without a Car in the U.S.

According a U.S. News & World report, 48% of students at the U.S. universities surveyed have a car on campus. That percentage varies widely from campus to campus; at some colleges virtually all students have cars, at other schools only …

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How to Get a Cell Phone as an International Student in the U.S.

Virtually all college students in the United States own a cell phone, which probably doesn’t come as a surprise. If you look around any college campus, you’ll notice students texting, making a call, listening to music, or checking their email. …

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What to do over the holidays

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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Visiting the West Coast – San Francisco

♫ If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear flowers in your hair… ♫ After covering vibrant NYC of the East Coast in our last post, we here at peerTransfer will give you some amazing tips and tricks for those of you …

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How International Students can spend their summer break

You have finished all term papers, conquered all-nighters and final exams, and now it is time for international college students to plan your well deserved three months summer break! We at peerTransfer have come up with a list of things …

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5 Facts for International Students on F1 Visas in the U.S.

The F1 visa category is reserved for academic students enrolled in colleges, universities, high schools, language training programs, and other academic institutions. The first step for a prospective student is being accepted for enrollment in an established school (University/College) which …

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5 Tips on How to spend your Spring Break?

This is a guest blog post by Yi Li from StudentUniverse, former International Student from China at Michigan State University. What is Spring Break? Spring Break is a one-week holiday at schools, colleges and universities in USA, usually taking place some …

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How to tip in the U.S.!

To tip or not to tip?  And if you do, how much? A few month ago, my friend Julia came to visit me from Germany. One evening she took me out for a nice dinner at an Italian restaurant in …

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