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11 Most Affordable U.S. Colleges for International Students

11 Most Affordable U.S. Colleges for International Students

Posted by Lauren McNitt on July 22, 2016 in Study Abroad

Universities throughout the United States accept international students every year for graduate and undergraduate programs, but education at American universities is often very expensive, and the financial aid options can be hard to navigate. Here is a list of affordable colleges for international students, including options in the eastern, western, middle, and southern U.S. These colleges range from large to small and include technical institutions and liberal arts.... Read More ...

How a College Student Should Prepare to Manage Finances as a Working Adult

How a College Student Should Prepare to Manage Finances as a Working Adult

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on May 25, 2016 in Life Transitions

Graduating from college is an incredible accomplishment and a significant life event. As your academic years will soon be behind you, it is important to get your finances in order so you can start on the path to personal financial success. If you are one of the growing number of students graduating with student debt, getting on track to pay off your loans is a vital first step after graduation. Most student loans give you six months before payments are due, but the sooner you start making these payments, the sooner your hard-earned money will start adding up in your savings account.... Read More ...

How to Spot and Avoid Scholarship Scams

How to Spot and Avoid Scholarship Scams

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on May 19, 2016 in Study Abroad

Although U.S. universities, service and non-profit organizations, and private companies offer billions of dollars each year in scholarships and financial aid, they typically provide such opportunities only to students who meet specific academic, financial, or other requirements. In other words: if a scholarship offer sounds too good to be true — with few or no requirements necessary to qualify — it may not be legitimate. Here are tools to evaluate whether a scholarship opportunity is the real deal- and some resources for legitimate aid:... Read More ...

Challenges for International Students in the United States

Challenges for International Students in the United States

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 24, 2016 in Study Abroad

Are you one of many students from all over the world who has applied to study in the United States- or are you thinking about studying in the U.S.? The U.S. is home to several of the top universities in the world and offers many opportunities for research and other academic endeavors. Whether it is finding international student aid, dealing with cultural differences, or finding a solution to an academic problem, international students in the United States face many challenges.... Read More ...

Best Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants for 2016

Best Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants for 2016

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on January 7, 2016 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a unique opportunity for college students to live and learn outside the United States. While these programs are available all over the world, they can be very expensive, and paying for them is often a challenge. If you are looking to study abroad, be sure to check out these scholarship opportunities that could cover part- or all- of your study abroad experience.... Read More ...

Coming to the U.S. for a Masters Program

Coming to the U.S. for a Masters Program

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on February 23, 2015 in Study Abroad

Many decisions accompany the choice to get a graduate degree. One decision is picking the university to complete your master’s program. There are many graduate programs throughout the world, but many people decide to go to the United States. Wherever you decide to go, you’ll want to receive a quality education from a respected university.... Read More ...

Loans for International Students

Loans for International Students

Posted by Jarred Juett on December 18, 2014 in Study Abroad

One of the most difficult aspects of studying abroad is the cost. The cost of studying abroad is often what keeps students from taking advantage of the amazing opportunity. When you decide to study abroad, you open yourself up to new experiences that will continue to shape and influence your life for years after your trip. You will have the chance to explore foreign cities, live on your own, meet new people, eat new foods, and learn about a new culture firsthand. You also will be able to study and learn from professors and other students that you would not have met otherwise.... Read More ...

Must Know Study Abroad Scholarships

Must Know Study Abroad Scholarships

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

Students who choose to study abroad make the decision of a lifetime. While studying abroad offers a lot of awesome experiences, it can also be extremely expensive. While you think about studying abroad, consider looking into study abroad scholarships for students. There are many scholarship programs for international students. If you choose to use an ... Read More ...

Finding Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Finding Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on January 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad involves quite an investment, not only of time and energy but of money. This last investment can be quite a deterrent to many students, which isn’t surprising. Besides program tuition, students must book flights, secure enough money to purchase food and some souvenirs, and hope to have some cash left over to travel and participate in other activities once they’ve arrived at their destination. With all of those different costs, the cost of studying abroad can quickly add up, which means you can quickly find yourself paying a lot of money for this opportunity.... Read More ...

Grants for International Students

Grants for International Students

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on January 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

Finding the monetary resources to study abroad can be a challenge. In fact, many students calculate the cost of studying abroad and decide they can’t afford it. You have to factor in tuition, cost of transportation to your new school, and cost of living while you are abroad. Unfortunately these costs do not cover the cost of extras like visiting museums, traveling to other cities and countries, purchasing souvenirs, and participating in other activities that interest you. With all these costs adding up, you might quickly realize how much your experience abroad will cost. However, there are great financial aid opportunities for international students to support a study abroad experience.... Read More ...