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“10 Most Popular College Majors in USA”

The USA has always been a top choice destination for study abroad students from around the world. With the number of international students in America being recorded as over 1 million for the first time in the 2015/2016 academic year, we look at what the most popular majors are for international stu… read more


“How to Find Student Accommodation in the USA”

College students often find themselves in a dilemma when choosing student accommodation. Many of them cannot decide whether to live outside the school and face the big bad world living in a student house or live in the student dorms. While living on campus keeps you close to the school, a life off-c… read more


“Education Extras Every Business Major Should Think About”

If you’re currently enrolled at a college or university as a business major, you already know the importance of gaining a college degree. After all, that’s exactly why you’re investing all that time and money towards your education. You’re probably also aware that business majors have a grea… read more

Agents of Change? International Student Recruitment and Relationship Building

“Agents of Change? International Student Recruitment and Relationship Building”

Across most of the globe, education agents have become an accepted part of the university admissions process. After years of treating them with scepticism, even the US market is slowly coming around. Domestic college enrollment in the US is in decline, and agents represent an obvious solution: inter… read more

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“Interview with a Flight Attendant”

Many twenty-somethings will have spent some time abroad but only a relative few will have spent much of their lives on the move, living in a number of countries whilst growing up and experiencing many different education systems. i-studentglobal spoke to Evelyn, a flight attendant for a major airlin… read more


“Wanting to Go Back to School? Why an Online School Might Be Best for You”

Many adults want to go back to school, however work or family responsibilities may stop them from signing up for classes at their local university. Cost is another reason why many adults think they may have to give up their college dreams. But nowadays, more and more people are aware that they can g… read more

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“Architecture: The discipline that studied abroad before there was study abroad”

To borrow a catchphrase frequently found in university mission statements and increasingly used with a sense of urgency across disciplines, now is clearly the time to “think global, act local.” In the case of design professions, both in study and in practice, I would argue that it has perhaps al… read more


“7 College Degrees That Can Help You Give Back to Your Community”

Planning the right career not only brings in a steady paycheck, it can also bring rich rewards that could not be bought at any price. Today, many college students are seeking the ultimate professional satisfaction by giving back to their communities. Let's take a look at a few of the top college deg… read more


“What Students Need to Know About FAFSA 2017-2018 (USA)”

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in the United States. This application is how many US students are set to receive loans and insurance based on required income and tax information supplied. Applying for a FAFSA 2017-2018 The changes for the 2017-2018 year include students be… read more


“Paying it Forward: How to Use Your Education to Help Others”

One of the most evident signs of success is demonstrated by the power to give back. The idea derives from a place of ultimate contentment, from which individuals feel compelled to invest their life experiences and valuable knowledge into surrounding communities. Although many students seek out caree… read more


“4 Degrees to Become a Respected Leader in the Business World”

The economy in the business world is on cruise control. The potential for both new job creation and growth is favorable too. Even the U.S. Department of Labor's predictions show significant growth in certain fields. You'll need at least a B.A. or a B.S. though. These four degrees will provide your f… read more

i-studentglobal's Top Weekend Destinations

“i-studentglobal's Top Weekend Destinations”

One of the best experiences of studying abroad in Europe is having some of the world’s hottest destinations at your fingertips. Whether you have a semester or years abroad, there’s plenty of time to explore some of the most influential cities in history. As students, budgeting is of the highest … read more

Why Study Psychology in America?

“Why Study Psychology in America?”

Dr Rhett Diessner from Lewis-Clark State College tells i-studentglobal why students should consider studying Psychology in the USA. Why Study Psychology in America? One good reason to consider studying psychology in America is the choices it offers: there are more colleges offering Psychology de… read more

How Enlisting in the Military Can Help With Your College Education - Lizzie Weakley

“How Enlisting in the Military Can Help With Your College Education - Lizzie Weakley”

While many are aware that one benefit of military service is assistance in paying for college, there are some additional educational benefits not as widely known. Here is a look at the latest version of the GI Bill as well as some lesser-known educational benefits. The Post-9/11 GI Bill The Post-9… read more


“Studying in the States - Working and Student Visas - Brooke Chaplan”

Going to college in the U.S. offers you a great opportunity to experience American culture, while getting a degree from an established university. Regardless of the college or university that you choose, it's important for you to know the difference between a working and student visa as you apply. T… read more

4 Degrees To Help Shape the US for the Better

“4 Degrees To Help Shape the US for the Better”

There has never been a better time to contribute to American politics. The economic downturn, diversity difficulties and international unrest will never go away. Therefore, the following four degrees will empower students to help shape the U.S. for the better. Bachelors of Science in Political Scie… read more

6 Benefits of Studying A Master's Degree

“6 Benefits of Studying A Master's Degree”

Master's degrees can give professionals versatility in their careers. More time in school, or investing more money in education, might be difficult for someone who’s looking to expand their career. However, it’s an opportunity that should be considered for a number of potential outcomes. Specia… read more

6 Tips To Help You Succeed Studying Law

“6 Tips To Help You Succeed Studying Law”

The law is complex. It is the framework of a society. Few other realms have the power to dictate behavior like the law does. It helps make sure that injustices are corrected, behavior is proper, and order is maintained. It takes time and effort to understand the law. But, with dedication on your par… read more

College Scorecard - Helping US Students Choose College

“College Scorecard - Helping US Students Choose College”

It's fall in the US and College applications are being written left, right and centre, but how do the students know which college is best for them and what they want to pursue? A new tool called the College Scorecard has been released in the USA just in time for the College applicatio… read more

Moving to the US for College

“Moving to the US for College”

Depending on your field of study, an American university can give you with excellent education and set you on track to a successful career. However, applying to college as an international student can seem like a daunting process. Use our five tips below for a smoother immigration experience when yo… read more

6 College Application Tips for International Students

“6 College Application Tips for International Students”

College is a big change for most students as they leave behind the comforts of home to make new friends in a new town. However, what if you’re traveling all the way to a new country? If you’re considering attending university in the United States, there are a few tips to keep in mind to help you… read more

5 College Degrees That Pay For Themselves

“5 College Degrees That Pay For Themselves”

College tuition fees can be staggering, and so can the debts that students must take on in order to pay them. If you’re wondering whether you should bite the bullet and pay big bucks for your degree, think about your education in terms of its return on investment. You pay now to get a degree. You … read more

4 Ways to Make a Career out of Education in the USA

“4 Ways to Make a Career out of Education in the USA”

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), six percent of undergraduate degrees were in the field of education in 2013. Education degrees remain one of the most popular degree fields because of the rewarding job satisfaction and diverse career opportunities. Here are four ways… read more

 A Letter to Aspiring Art Students

“A Letter to Aspiring Art Students”

Recently, a freshman asked me whether she should follow her passion to become an artist, or obey her parents to study commerce. Feeling that this is a common dilemma for international students, I decided to publish my words here to help. “I decided to publish my words ...” Dear Fellow Art Lo… read more

The Positives of Using Social Media

“The Positives of Using Social Media”

Recently, I wrote a piece about things students should never do on social media. This week, I am going to flip the topic and focus on things students can do on social media that might help them get noticed by schools, and in some cases, accepted too. “... things students can do on social media … read more

College Prep in the USA Made Easy

“College Prep in the USA Made Easy”

Overwhelmed by the college admissions process? You should be! You’ve got thousands of colleges to choose from, each with a unique set of requirements for you to meet. Add to that the many voices out there telling you what you must do and how to do it, and you have plenty of reasons to crumble to t… read more

Online US Masters Programme Guide

“Online US Masters Programme Guide”

If lack of time or your location make it difficult for you to study for a Masters in the traditional manner you might be considering an online course.  Affordable Colleges Online have a new Graduate Degree Guidebook which offers an in-depth guide to online master’s degrees in the U.S. an… read more

A Coffee with Kerri Medina of International College Counselors

“A Coffee with Kerri Medina of International College Counselors”

“Kerri Medina serves as the Director of College Counseling for International College Counselors” Hello Kerri, how do you take your coffee? Having grown up outside of Seattle, I love espresso and frequently start my day with a homemade latte. What would you say are the most satisfying aspects … read more

Streamlining the enrolment process for studying in the US

“Streamlining the enrolment process for studying in the US”

For any student pursuing a degree in the U.S., one of the roadblocks is working with the various government Departments. In order to streamline the process for students trying to meet enrolment requirements while also applying for a student visa, the State Department developed the Bureau of Educatio… read more

Study in the USA - Choosing your Grad School

“Study in the USA - Choosing your Grad School”

For students, is there anything of more importance than securing a great career at the end of their academic run? This becomes increasingly important (and stressful!) as students get closer and closer to graduation day. How can I stand out with thousands of my peers competing for the same positions … read more

Interview with a photographer and film maker

“Interview with a photographer and film maker”

Wei Qian, who is usually known as Eris, is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she was the first Chinese student to study a Media Studies Major. She now works at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC as a Contract Video Producer for the National Museum of Natural Histor… read more

5 Part-time jobs for students in the US

“5 Part-time jobs for students in the US”

The cost of higher education includes tuition, books and lab supplies, but college spending doesn't end there.  Housing, transportation, food and other costs of living also contribute to the overall financial burden of education, placing students in a difficult place paying for school. Financi… read more

Studying Biomedical Engineering in the US

“Studying Biomedical Engineering in the US”

Studying biomedical engineering using key concepts in nanotechnology is an extremely sought after field of study in the United States. This will benefit you and the local students.  Research has shown that learning multidisciplinary areas of biomedical engineering in a multi-cultural environme… read more

How can engineering improve people's lives?

“How can engineering improve people's lives?”

From robotics to harnessing renewable energy sources to a simple, noninvasive tuberculosis test, engineers in the US are contributing to human comfort, ease of living, and turning tomorrow's dreams into reality.  The engineering profession is exploding around the world to meet the demands of o… read more

The importance of AACSB accreditation

“The importance of AACSB accreditation”

When you are deciding where to apply for a business degree, you need to be sure that the institutions you look at are as good as they say. A strong indicator of a quality institution is whether or not it is accredited by an association, like the AACSB. AACSB accreditation demonstrates that a busine… read more

Networking at the beginning of your business career

“Networking at the beginning of your business career”

Networking during your business study is an opportunity to establish a network which will be invaluable during your career. Undergraduate students in business disciplines should appreciate the value of networking at an early stage in their career development. The undergraduate experience itsel… read more

Top 6 Medical Milestones

“Top 6 Medical Milestones”

Over the years, important discoveries have been made which have revolutionised healthcare and made modern medicine as efficient, reliable and safe as it is now. Here are six of the biggest medical milestones. 1. Sanitation Perhaps one of the most famous stories in the history of medicine, in… read more

Thinking About Becoming A Doctor?

“Thinking About Becoming A Doctor?”

Have you ever considered a career in medicine, but never know what important questions to ask? The Association of American Medical Colleges tells you everything you could need to know about studying medicine and becoming a doctor. How do I get started? What resources are available to help me b… read more

Standardised Admission Tests

“Standardised Admission Tests”

SAT The SAT reasoning test is accepted by nearly every university and college in the USA and measures ability in ten sections, covering: Critical reading The critical reading section includes two twenty-five minute sections and one twenty minute section covering reading comprehension, sentence co… read more

An interview with a professional musician

“An interview with a professional musician”

Gerry Saulter is a classical guitarist and music professor at Five Towns College in New York. He teaches a busy schedule of classes and is also one half of the internationally renowned flute and guitar ensemble, Serenade Duo. Why did you chose to study music?  To tell you the truth, I believe… read more

USA: Find a quality English programme

“USA: Find a quality English programme”

With more intensive English programmes to choose from than any other English-speaking country, you are sure to find a quality programme to meet your goals in the USA. Over 650,000 international students come to the United States each year to pursue higher education. An additional 95,000 come specif… read more

Universities that can change the world

“Universities that can change the world”

A number of institutions have extended their mission statement beyond teaching or training and are now looking at having a positive impact on the planet and the communities we inhabit. Started in 1996, the Albukhary International University (AIU) calls itself a 'Humaniversity'. Its students, who r… read more

How to predict an election result

“How to predict an election result”

While it is undeniable that Barack Obama won the 2012 US Presidential Election, many people believe the real winner was the discipline of Statistics - or Big Data or Quantitative Analysis or whatever you want to call it! Most prominent among a number of successful election forecasters who used quan… read more

Driving in the UK and the USA

“Driving in the UK and the USA”

If your son or daughter is going away for university, whether it's for the whole course or for a year abroad, you probably have a lot of questions you want answered: Where are they staying? What is the neighborhood like? How are they going to get around? It's the last one that we're here to … read more

International scholarships - why and how

“International scholarships - why and how”

Growing up on a farm outside a very small town in southern Kansas did not allow me or my peers the experience of much diversity. There were a few Hispanic students in our mix, but that was it for diversity.   While in high school, we were lucky to have an international exchange student who liv… read more

Preparing your art for presentation

“Preparing your art for presentation”

As an artist, you present your works at various times in your emerging art career. How you prepare your work for presentation depends on the time, the place, and to whom you will be showing it. The following things should be found in your portfolio: clear, professional presentation strong editi… read more

Video games - are they art?

“Video games - are they art?”

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York has announced plans to incorporate computer games into their permanent collection. From March 2013, MOMA's Philip Johnson galleries will house an interactive exhibition of 14 iconic video games selected for their design and aesthetic merits.  Among … read more

An international student's guide to Thanksgiving

“An international student's guide to Thanksgiving”

For international students studying in America, this can be a pretty strange time of year. Everyone around you is packing up and getting ready to spend the Thanksgiving break with their families, the shops are frantically busy, and the campus is grinding to a halt. But what should you do? You're to… read more

2012 degree funding - one school's experience

“2012 degree funding - one school's experience”

Higher Education Coordinator David Milner investigates the impact the increase in tuition fees will have on students in the UK and how it could lead to a number opting to study overseas. The last five years have seen a large increase, in both the number of university places for degree courses and t… read more

An interview with an events manager

“An interview with an events manager”

Life-long New Yorker, Adellyn Polomski, had quite a culture shock studying in the UK, but she loved every minute of it. What did you study, and where?I went to the University of Leeds (BA) and Leeds Metropolitan (MSc) in the north of the UK. What led you to choose events management?While taking my… read more

Dawn Leonetti - Letter to my 18 year old self

“Dawn Leonetti - Letter to my 18 year old self”

Dawn Leonetti, has 17 years of experience in marketing exciting brands including Microsoft, Nike, Under Armour and currently, Dolby Laboratories.    Dear Dawn of 18, This is Dawn of the 20+ years more experienced age of 43 writing to share with you some things that will be important for… read more

An interview with a classics lecturer

“An interview with a classics lecturer”

James Uden, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University, talks us through his passion for 2000 year old poetry, ancient civilisations and dead languages. You seem pretty young for such a title. How many years have you been a classics scholar?I started studying Latin during my firs… read more

Why I chose to study abroad: an acting student's perspective

“Why I chose to study abroad: an acting student's perspective”

Australian Camilo Lascano Tribin was recently accepted into atlantic, a prestigious new york drama school. He anticipates the big move and what it will mean for his career. I was born in Bogot์, Colombia and came to Australia when I was eight years old. I’m now 22, and I’ve just finished my B… read more

Veterinary studies in Canada

“Veterinary studies in Canada”

Thinking of becoming a veterinarian in Canada? The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association offers practical advice on applying to veterinary courses. Preparing for veterinary studiesStudents who are interested in becoming a veterinarian should select courses in science at the high school level and … read more

Studying IT in the USA

“Studying IT in the USA”

IT and telecommunications subjects provide the technology needed for today’s information based society, and the USA offers plenty of opportunities. It is often said that we live in the ‘information age’ or that we have an ‘information based society’ today. A key aspect of this observation… read more

Tourism: a career on the move

“Tourism: a career on the move”

Careers in tourism are more than just a source of income; they offer innovation, excitement and opportunity. Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world. In 2010, a record 940 million international tourists spent around US$919 billion on their trips abroad. Domes… read more

Computational linguistics in North America

“Computational linguistics in North America”

A brief guide provided by the North American Association for 
Computational Linguistics. Computational Linguistics (CL) is the study of human language from a computational perspective. We call languages spoken by humans 'natural' languages to distinguish them from computer programming languages. … read more

What it takes to be a music major

“What it takes to be a music major”

Professor of Music, Louis A Menchaca talks about the top qualities he looks for in a music major. Through the years, I have recruited hundreds of students — both music majors and students in other disciplines-to participate in performance ensembles. Some of these students enjoy their ensemble exp… read more

Tennessee: musical influence and business opportunity

“Tennessee: musical influence and business opportunity”

Tennessee is a state of great musical influence, but is also an expanding centre for business and commerce. A state rich in history, diversity and innovation, Tennessee is quickly assuming a leadership role in the USA as a centre for business and commerce.The home state to a former US President, An… read more

The differences in environmental science and environmental management

“The differences in environmental science and environmental management”

Here, two professors explain what is involved in some different areas of environmental study. Environmental Science and Environmental Studies, by Professor Kayhan OstovarThe problems society will confront in the coming years are daunting. By the year 2050, it is predicted that human energy demands … read more

What types of engineers are there?

“What types of engineers are there?”

Learn all about the different types of engineering with this guide to the main disciplines. In engineering, knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences is applied to develop ways to use the materials and forces of nature economically for the benefit of humans, touching every phase of modern … read more

Becoming a geologist in the United States

“Becoming a geologist in the United States”

Opportunities for geologists are increasing and the USA offers a great environment to learn. Interested in a career where there are more jobs than applicants, where the future demand will increase as the supply of qualified applicants is decreasing? Want to help solve the environmental problems man… read more

Philosophy in Canada

“Philosophy in Canada”

Professor Bryson Brown explores how Canada’s colonial heritage and modern-day immigrants have influenced the nation’s study of philosophy, as well as the range of courses on offer. Canadian philosophical researchers are active in every field and form of philosophical inquiry. Subjects including… read more

Pre-law course selection in the United States

“Pre-law course selection in the United States”

Knowing which courses to take to pursue a career in law can be tricky, but making the right choices now could give you an advantage when it comes to being accepted into the best law schools. When considering the study of law, it can be difficult to determine the types of courses that will best prep… read more

New Jersey: where the action is

“New Jersey: where the action is”

When choosing where to study a science programme it is important to consider the scientific advances that have come out of that area. This article explores New Jersey’s reputation for scientific excellence. A low-cost, high efficiency battery for hybrid electric cars (Lightening Energy Inc. of … read more

US health care opportunities

“US health care opportunities”

One of the fastest growing industries in the USA, healthcare provides many varied employment opportunities. Here, the Nebraska Hospital Association gives us a specific insight into the array of healthcare careers available in just one state. Healthcare is among the fastest growing industries in the… read more

Chemistry with a difference

“Chemistry with a difference”

For a career that combines chemistry, biology, technology and many more disciplines, study medicinal chemistry. There’s a good chance that sometime during the next twelve months you, a family member or a friend will get sick and require some type of drug therapy to overcome the illness. The drug… read more

Why I chose to study in the USA

“Why I chose to study in the USA”

Laura Tunbridge, from Kent in the UK, describes how she ended up studying a degree in Film Studies at Yale University in the USA. This time three years ago I never would have imagined that I would be studying at Yale University in America. I had just left secondary school, and was ready to start m… read more

A guide to applying to US art and design schools

“A guide to applying to US art and design schools”

How to find the best school for you and what to do before and during your application. The USA is home to a vast array of institutions offering world-class courses in the creative fields. However, with so much choice, students can find applying to art and design schools in the USA daunting. This ar… read more

What is sociology and what can students do with it?

“What is sociology and what can students do with it?”

An overview of what studying sociology involves and where it can take you by the American Sociological Association. Sociology is the study of the interplay of human behaviour and social institutions such as the family, politics, religion, work and the economy, leisure, education, criminal justice a… read more

A bright future for healthcare professionals

“A bright future for healthcare professionals”

A career in healthcare has endless possibilities, allowing the flexibility to choose a specialty that fits individual interests and abilities. From birth to death, healthcare professionals provide critical support and care to people across their lifespan. A broad range of healthcare specialties are… read more

Behind the scenes: the US hotel and lodging industry

“Behind the scenes: the US hotel and lodging industry”

As the tourism industry in the USA continues to expand, Joseph A McInerney, President of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, discusses the different paths and opportunities a career in the hotel industry can bring. Welcome to an exciting new world. The well-established hospitality arena hol… read more

Why graphic art is a fundamental element of technology today

“Why graphic art is a fundamental element of technology today”

Graphic art is essential in the ever-developing world of technology, says Haydn S. Adams, President of the Graphic Artists Guild. In 1996, the director of MIT’s media lab, Nicholas Negroponte, wrote the book Being Digital. The book was a series of articles put together from his column in Wired ma… read more

Choose your own adventure pursuing history

“Choose your own adventure pursuing history”

Students can often face a bewildering array of options when choosing their degree. Maryanne Rhett suggests the best ways to find your perfect history course in the USA. Choosing academic programmes is sort of like those once popular books Choose Your Own Adventure. If you have decided to take up th… read more

Which skills do you need to study an undergraduate degree in economics?

“Which skills do you need to study an undergraduate degree in economics?”

The American Economic Association discusses what exactly economics is, how it affects society and the skills needed by students to successfully complete an undergraduate economics degree.  Economics is the study of how people choose to use resources. Resources include the time and talent peopl… read more

Study nursing in the USA

“Study nursing in the USA”

Nursing involves a demanding and rigorous practical education. Carol Toussie Weingarten from the National Student Nurses Association explains the different nursing programmes. Nursing education is demanding. Courses within nursing programmes focus on the sciences and include: biochemistry, pharmaco… read more

Michelle Obama endorses international education

“Michelle Obama endorses international education”

During a commencement address Michelle Obama gave on Sunday for George Washington University’s class of 2010, she focused on the value of international education and urged each student to go global. The First Lady recognized the contributions many of the GW graduates have made both locally and gl… read more

An interview with a food scientist

“An interview with a food scientist”

Food scientist, Rebeca Lopez-Garcia answers our questions about studying food science and what sort of a career it can lead to. Why did you decide to study food science concentration toxicology at university and why did you choose the USA as your study destination?I was originally an exchange stude… read more