5 Career Week Tips for International Students

5 Career Week Tips for International Students

Do the words career week and recruitment sound familiar to you? Do you feel a sense of urgency yet? If you have a F1 or…

Dear Freshmen, I Hope You’ll Soon Find Your “Constants”

Dear Freshmen, I Hope You’ll Soon Find Your “Constants”

The other night I was wandering around the Internet as a nocturnal ritual of summer when I chanced upon an advice column on travelling. One…

The Basics of Applying to Colleges Internationally

The Basics of Applying to Colleges Internationally

Starting the college application process as an international applicant can be intimidating. Very intimidating. As a fellow international applicant, I’ve survived to tell the tale…

Transferring as an International Student on Financial Aid

Transferring as an International Student on Financial Aid

If you are reading this article, chances are that you are an international students seeking to transfer, while feeling a little unsettled by the financial…

5 Misconceptions I Had as an International Student in the US

5 Misconceptions I Had as an International Student in the US

Even though I had visited the US several times before moving here for school, there were a lot of things that surprised me when I…

Are You Still in Touch with Your High School Friends?

Are You Still in Touch with Your High School Friends?

To begin by being corny, my grandmother used to tell me that friendships you make from high school onwards are here to stay, and I…

4 Things International Students Should Keep in Mind When Filling Out Financial Aid Applications

4 Things International Students Should Keep in Mind When Filling Out Financial Aid Applications

* Disclaimer: I am not an expert on financial aid for international students. Everything that is written below comes from my personal experience which is…

Navigating Language Proficiency Testing for International Applicants

Navigating Language Proficiency Testing for International Applicants

TOEFL sounds like the food tofu, but what exactly is it? For those of us who grew up in the US, TOEFL has never been…

6 Struggles of International Students Taking the SAT/ACT

6 Struggles of International Students Taking the SAT/ACT

With the number of international students doubling in the past eight years, SAT takers have also increased. Most colleges are still test-mandatory and require students…

Choosing a College 8,568 Miles Away

Choosing a College 8,568 Miles Away

To international applicants, school selection is a tortuous story no matter how often it is imbued with wisdom and grounded by a confident air of…

3 Difficulties of Finding Employment as an International Student

3 Difficulties of Finding Employment as an International Student

Earning some extra crash, filling up the resume, gaining experience along with academic studies, showing a sign of independence from family, or even just filling…

Life Of An International Student Who Is Not Really International

Life Of An International Student Who Is Not Really International

I’ve grown up in Hong Kong. I’ve lived here for 15.5 years to be more exact. The other 2.5 years of my years were spent…

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