More than one-third of international students polled say they wish their professors would try to understand them better and provide helpful advice, a recent study says. “When I was in Ethiopia, I was taught to be more reserved, more quiet,” says Kedest Mathewos, 19, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Whereas here, everyone tends to speak up, express…

The process of applying for college in America is long, complex and very competitive. Universities look for students who excel academically, and are passionate about extracurricular activities, like sports, music and community service. In the search for the right match, admission staff read mountains of letters of recommendation, essays and personal statements. But a new…

George Washington University sits at the top of U.S. schools deemed “Most Politically Active Students” in 2016. But students at GW aren’t convinced. VOA asked several students about how politically active they were on a scale of 1-to-10. And none of the students put themselves higher than a six on that scale. VOA also asked the students to…

If you think it’s stressful trying to fit all your clothes into the closet of a shared triple, imagine trying to attend classes with a two year old. Nearly 5 million students in the U.S. are parents. Undergraduate students. In addition to school demands, student-parents face childcare costs and the stress of working one or more…

Names can be a tricky thing for an international student. We’ve had some fun exploring how names that are unfamiliar to Americans can be mispronounced and mangled, and we’ve discussed how many international students attempt to preempt this by choosing an English name. Hậu became Nick, Tiantiac chose Tara. When Chinese student Jialing Huang started…