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How to Feel at Home as an International Student

How to Feel at Home as an International Student

by Bryanna Davis Being an international student is exciting! But as a natural part of travel comes culture shock which opens the doors to feeling homesick. This means that longing to be with friends and family back home can get in the way of your new experiences abroad. Your time abroad is very valuable and […]

3 Rules for International Students Using U.S. Social Media

3 Rules for International Students Using U.S. Social Media

By YAO LU Social media services have become a great resource for many college students who want to stay connected to campus. Prospective students can also use websites such as Facebook and Twitter in order to get firsthand information about the schools they are interested in. However, there are a few things international students should be aware of when connecting with their […]

Is Your Roommate Making You Depressed?

Is Your Roommate Making You Depressed?

Being an international student comes with many challenges. You are far from home, adjusting to a brand new culture, and possibly having to operate using a second or third language. Many international students are accustomed to being high achieving students, and may underestimate the effect that culture shock and other adjustments may have no their […]

International students: how are you celebrating Christmas?

International students: how are you celebrating Christmas?

If you’re an international student who can’t get home for the Christmas holiday, how are you planning on celebrating? Driving Home for Christmas is the one song guaranteed to make me well up at Christmas. All those adverts of families coming together around the dinner table make me miss my family to the point of sappiness – […]