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Join Our EducationUSA International Student Chat

September 19, 2014

Want to learn all about being an international student in the United States? Join a webchat on September 24 at 14:00 GMT with a group of students from around the world who will answer your questions online about adapting to American culture, maintaining religious and cultural obligations while studying abroad, differences in coursework and becoming friends with Americans.

Tune in to hear their exciting first-hand experiences and get your own questions answered!

Longwood University (VA) Virtual Information Session

September 17, 2014

Join us for an upcoming virtual Information Session for international students! Info Sessions are offered twice per month. The next sessions will be head on Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 AM and Wednesday, October 22 at 3:00 PM. (Sessions are held Eastern Daylight Time/GMT -0:400.)

Elon University (NC) Opens Completed Global Neighborhood

September 11, 2014

Elon University's newest residential complex is a place for students to grow into global citizens as faculty and staff who reside on campus create programs that complement what students learn in class. Students in this campus neighborhood will enjoy a variety of opportunities, including dinners with faculty, film festivals and more.

What to Know About the U.S. College Experience Before Applying

September 11, 2014

Life as an international student in the United States can be different from life in your home country. Read this article to learn some things you should know about the U.S. college experience before applying to schools.

Ripon College (WI) Receives Grant from the National Science Foundation

September 10, 2014

Ripon College Science Department recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a state-of-the-art liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) instrument. This instrument allows our students to greatly enhance their research in organic synthesis and protein chemistry. Additionally, the capacity to perform biological and biochemical research at Ripon College will be significantly improved by gaining the ability to effectively study lipidomics. The LC/MS will be available for all students to use by January 2015.

University of Louisiana Monroe (LA) Constructs New International ...

September 10, 2014

Along with donor Eric Liew and his wife Linda Pruett, University of Louisiana at Monroe officials broke ground on the newest privately-funded project for the university—the international student center. University of Louisiana Monroe International Student Center is due to open in January 2015!

Send a Question for an Upcoming EducationUSA International Program

September 5, 2014

We'd like to hear your questions for current international students who are studying in the United States and possibly feature you on an upcoming EducationUSA program! Make a video with your cellphone or computer and send it to us on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #StudyintheUSA.

Watch our video to learn more!

Oglethorpe University (GA) Advantage Application

September 5, 2014

Our Advantage Application is now available on our website. If you apply before November 15th & submit all of your official paperwork, you are guaranteed an admission decision by December 5th with the possibility of being invited to JEO Scholarship Weekend on January 23rd and 24th. We will also waive the $50 application fee, recommendation letter and essay (however, the short answer is still required). Official paperwork includes official translated transcripts, official SAT or TOEFL scores and declaration of finance.

The Florida Institute of Technology (FL) Hosts Football Event for ...

September 5, 2014

New international students at the Florida Institute of Technology learned about American football by interacting with players and cheerleaders, sampling barbeque and even trying on football equipment during a special event welcoming them to campus.

Former Full Sail (FL) Student Wins Award in Home Country

September 2, 2014

Lavado Stubbs, a former Full Sail film student from the Bahamas, recently received the 2014 Bahamian Icon Award for Entertainment, honoring his work as a director.

“To get honored from my people is huge because I was born and raised in the Bahamas, and with everything I do, I always incorporate the Bahamas into it,” Lavado said. “Since I came back from L.A. a year-and-a-half ago, I’ve just been working nonstop, and to feel and see that my Bahamian people are behind me is such a great honor.”

An International Student Perspective on Life at the University of ...

August 29, 2014

An international student from Karachi, Pakistan shares his story of what brought him to the University of Texas at Austin and his experiences living and studying in the United States.

“College is truly the cultural melting pot of America. This is where lifelong friendships are forged and one becomes aware of the diversity and beautiful color that is added to life by people of all sorts of backgrounds and experiences.”

Check Out the Updated Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study

August 28, 2014

EducationUSA has updated “Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study!” Prepare to study in the United States with these recommended steps:

1. Research Your Options
2. Finance Your Studies
3. Complete Your Application
4. Apply For Your Student Visa
5. Prepare For Your Departure

Check out our website http://www.educationusa.state.gov to get more information on each step and to find an EducationUSA advising center near you!

University of Washington (WA) Accepting Applications for the Master ...

August 27, 2014

The University of Washington is currently accepting applications for the fall 2015 cohort of our Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) degree. The MAAIS program is a 10-month intensive graduate degree that is designed to bridge the worlds of theory and practice for individuals in the foreign affairs arena.

A unique feature of the MAAIS program is the Civic Council, a group of corporate, non-governmental, political and security sector leaders representing companies and organizations that are impacting and influencing today’s interconnected world. Civic Council members, including individuals from organizations such as Microsoft, Boeing, PATH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bring their expertise and diverse perspectives to the program, offering networking opportunities and helping MAAIS students understand the rapidly changing society in which we live and work. The program is intended for students with at least five years of experience in international affairs.

Five Questions to Ask the International Students Office at U.S. Colleges

August 22, 2014

While researching your options, you may decide to contact a U.S. institution’s international students office. Here are five questions you can ask the international students office that will help you decide which college or university is right for you.

Watch

August 22, 2014

If you missed the EducationUSA Interactive “Adapting to American Campus Culture," you can still watch it to find out if Americans are really like they are portrayed in movies, what it's like to live in a dorm and more information about American campus culture!