Culture Shock – What to Know Before You Study in the U.S. [Video]

Off to study in the U.S. for the first time? Get ready for a whole new world! We put together this video to help you avoid some culture shock, with expert advice from our team members who have been in your shoes. We cover greetings and introductions, food, campus life, social life, differences between China and the U.S. and contracts. Read More

6 Reasons Every International Student Needs a Credit Card

If you’re an international student coming to the United States on an F1 visa, you probably have a bank or debit card that you use for your daily expenses. But there are several times when you’ll also want and need actual credit — your debit card, even with a credit card logo, is technically just cash. Unlike a bank or debit card, only a proper U.S. credit card offers these six short- and long-term advantages when used responsibly:

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Life After Undergraduate Study Abroad: Leaving Home for Graduate School

Image by @brianfagan | FlickR

Image by @brianfagan | FlickR

So your semester abroad left you bitten by the travel bug, yearning for the day when you would return to the cobbled alleys of Prague, the grand boulevards of Paris, or the colorful Gaudi-infested streets of Barcelona. Perhaps you swore to yourself and your acquaintances that, after graduation, you would return to live permanently in Europe. But as the reality set in, upon returning to America, that oath may have seemed less and less practical. If you find yourself conflicted between this idealist notion of being an American expat, and the realities of relocating and establishing a career post-graduation, attending graduate school abroad may be the right path for you.
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