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Jeonghyun Kim

Photos: Sharing the International Spirit – Without Leaving the US

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (2). 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 […]

Jeonghyun Kim

International Students Using Social Media to Find US Housing

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (2). 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 US (January 14, 5 PM ET)

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (10). 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 US: Friends, Food, and Freezing Weather

by Guest Post - Posts (70). 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, US Stalls in Study Abroad

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (10). 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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Andrew Palczewski

Coming to the US to Study? Numbers Show You’re Not Alone

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (10). 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 US – Misconception vs. Reality”

by Guest Post - Posts (70). 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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Andrew Palczewski

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

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (10). 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 (70). 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 […]

Andrew Palczewski

Michigan State University to New International Students: Know the Law

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (10). 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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Andrew Palczewski

Searching for a School? This Graph Could Help

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (10). Posted Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 9:29 am

US News and World Report is well-known in the United States for its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the country. But some new information recently published by the news magazine focuses specifically on international students studying in the US, including which schools have the most international students, which schools give international […]

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Andrew Palczewski

Welcome Back to School…and to the New Student Union Blog!

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (10). Posted Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:11 am

As the new school year gets underway, we’re pleased and excited to announce the brand new VOA Student Union blog! In addition to highlighting valuable information for students looking to study in the United States, we’ll be showcasing experience and advice from students who are currently studying or have studied in the US. If you’re […]

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Andrew Palczewski

Coming Soon: the New Student Union Blog!

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (10). Posted Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 9:53 am

Voice of America is pleased to announce that we’re re-launching the Student Union blog! Check back in the next couple of weeks for brand new posts from students studying abroad in the United States. We’re also looking for new contributors who want to share their stories. If you’re a student currently studying or working in […]

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The Personal Perks of Studying Abroad

by Guest Post - Posts (70). Posted Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Todays post comes from Maria Torstad. Maria is from Norway, and is in Washington DC for one semester abroad. In this post, she shares her thoughts on what you can achieve while studying abroad, and her own personal experience on this subject.  Studying abroad encompasses loads of perks; you get to develop your language, it […]

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We’re Back!

by Doug Bernard - Posts (17). Posted Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Well, that was interesting. Since October 1st, the U.S. government has been on partial shutdown. That means a lot of different things, but most relevant for us is that since about 11:30am last Tuesday, I have been officially furloughed as an employee at the Voice of America. You may have seen a couple posts we […]

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