International students often focus on just one or two universities when they start their search to study in the U.S.  Typically, they look at schools that are internationally known, or at a school a friend or relative attended. However, there are many factors to consider in choosing the right university for you, and the right…

Diversity – both cultural diversity and diversity of experiences – is among the most positive qualities that international students bring when they come to the U.S. to study. International student bring new perspectives to their schools, and help raise awareness for other countries and cultures. But this diversity – and the discrimination it can bring…

Have you wondered why some international students keep their official names, and why others choose an English name? Many international students I spoke with said their main reason for adopting an English name is because many fellow students cannot understand their original names. But it’s not just for American students – international students say their…

International students are overall very satisfied with their study abroad experiences, according to the I-Graduate Analysis of Student Satisfaction, which finds four factors have the greatest influence on the international students’ satisfaction: local atmosphere, learning quality, attitude of professor, and friendliness of the schools. The analysis could be very useful for U.S. universities looking to…

Spring break – a much-welcomed week off from school for American students – is coming soon. For American students, the break offers a chance to vacation with friends or visit family. For international students, spring break is a new experience. Sehr Jamil Aslam, a student at Georgetown University, faces her first spring break this year….

International students sometimes have trouble making American friends for the first time. They can assume American students don’t hang out with international students based on negative stereotypes. “I think my several Chinese friends are struggling to make American friends,” said Di Chen, a student at University of Arizona. “Especially the difference in food is a…

America’s health care system is unique among industrialized democracies: there is no universal, government-sponsored health care plan for all citizens. Most Americans pay for private health insurance. Without health insurance in the United States, a surgery or illness could cost thousands of dollars; according to The Commonwealth Fund, Americans pay more than people in other…