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Jeonghyun Kim

Three Steps to Finding an Internship in the U.S.

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 9:14 am

International students studying in the U.S aren’t just interested in getting an education – many are also interested in gaining practical work experience. As an international student, an internship is a great opportunity to understand the work culture in the U.S. and compare it to working back home. I completed my internship at Voice of […]

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For International MBA Students Looking for U.S. Jobs, Persistence Pays Off

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 8:47 pm

In the past few years, the U.S. has seen a surge in the number of jobs in the field of business. So naturally, the number of foreign business students who want to work in the U.S. is also growing. Despite challenges like visas, and language and cultural barriers, international students are committed to getting a […]

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Stay, or Get Away? The American Education Tradition of Spring Break

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

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. […]

Andrew Palczewski

EducationUSA Interactive: Sports on Campus

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (15). Posted Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 7:18 pm

As we’ve written about before on Student Union, sports can be a significant part of the American college experience – from showing school spirit, to just enjoying a new experience. On Tuesday, March 17 at 1300 UTC, EducationUSA will hold a web chat with two international student athletes about college athletics, including how to watch […]

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Students Speak: My U.S. Culture Shock

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 8:32 am

From food to fashion to everyday customs many take for granted, Rahela Mohammad Akbar reacts to the shock that comes from living in a different culture. (Note: A version of this article originally appeared on the Afghan Women’s Writing Project website) I have to say I did not know the meaning of “culture shock” before I […]

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Photos: Sharing the International Spirit – Without Leaving the U.S.

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 2:22 pm

International students sometimes get lumped together as one large group, like when people talk about “international students” studying in the US. But within that group are dozens of different ethnicities and cultures. At Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, a recent event –  “International Spirit” – promoted cultural exchange and gave students an opportunity to […]

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International Students Using Social Media to Find U.S. Housing

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Thursday, January 15th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

International students coming to the US to study can face problems such as being home sick, dealing with the language barrier, and getting accustomed to their new home. One of the most daunting tasks is finding a place to live – especially if you’re searching from overseas. But as the number of international students coming […]

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Andrew Palczewski

EducationUSA Online Workshop: Applying to College in the U.S. (January 14, 5 PM ET)

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (15). Posted Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 11:03 am

Education USA – an organization partnered with the US State Department to encourage study in the United States – is hosting an online workshop with tips on applying to college in the US. See below for details, and a link to the online registration form: Are you finishing up your application to a university in […]

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Thanksgiving in the U.S.: Friends, Food, and Freezing Weather

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 11:14 am

Student Union writer Gwen Mugodi recently traveled to the US state of Maine for Thanksgiving, which took place on November 27. In this post, she talks about the experience of learning about the US from our holidays, traditions, and food – and seeing snow for the first time!—————————————————————– Thanksgiving is a big holiday in the […]

Andrew Palczewski

“All About America”: China Soars, U.S. Stalls in Study Abroad

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (15). Posted Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 9:53 am

The latest post from VOA’s “All About America” blog looks at a recent report on study abroad trends – both students coming to, and going from, the United States. The “Open Doors” report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Department of State has some interesting findings, including: The number of foreign students […]

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Coming to the U.S. to Study? Numbers Show You’re Not Alone

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (15). Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 10:13 am

Are you planning on coming to the United States to study? New data says you’ll be in good company, according to an article from the International Business Times. The College Board, which administers the SAT – an exam many US colleges use as one of their admission criteria – saw a record number of foreign […]

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Students Speak: “International Students in the U.S. – Misconception vs. Reality”

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:15 am

This week’s guest student post comes from Lei Wu, an international student studying at the University of Nevada, Reno. Lei looks at some of the popular misconceptions international students – including himself – have about studying in the United States, and how these beliefs can be far from the truth: As a Chinese student, I […]

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“Reflections from Mai Mano: Focus On That Which Matters”

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (15). Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:11 am

Education USA is a great resource from the US Department of State for students looking to study abroad in the United States. Among the information the site offers are blogs with tips about the study abroad process, from finding a school, to applying, to living and studying in the US. Rebecca Mano, a country coordinator […]

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Students Speak: “Becoming a College Football Fan”

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:35 am

Students studying in the US can prepare for living in a different country, taking classes, and making new friends. But one thing that’s hard to prepare for is seeing college sports up close. When guest blogger Munyaradzi Mahiya came to the US from Zimbabwe to study at the University of California and Berkeley, he knew […]

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Michigan State University to New International Students: Know the Law

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (15). Posted Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 12:57 pm

In last week’s blog post, guest writer Gwen said it can take some adjusting to study abroad in the US. An article from Michigan State University’s student newspaper reminds foreign students studying in the US that one important thing to adjust to is the rule of law. All students – regardless of country – must […]

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