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On-campus Resources for International Students

Studying in the USA is an exciting adventure full of new experiences. It can also pose challenges unique to being an international student on a university campus. We have created a list of the most common challenges you may face and listed the resources that are available to you. Every university will offer you help to make the most of your time in the USA and make sure you are safe, healthy and happy!

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How to Find an Apartment and Live Off-Campus as an International Student

Whether you are looking for a more independent living arrangement, more privacy, or a different cultural experience, living off-campus can be an attractive option. However, there are several things to know and consider before you start shopping around for an apartment in the United States. This guide will help you get started!

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Be Prepared: How to Enter the USA for the First Time

Getting ready to enter the United States for the first time? What should you expect when you pass through passport control and customs? Here are some pointers to ensure that your first entry into the USA is a breeze.

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5 Websites to Save on Travel in the USA!

As a student in the US, university holidays offer a chance to get away, take a break from schoolwork and explore the country where you’re studying. But can you afford to take a vacation on a tight student budget? You can if you know the best sites for travel discounts and deals! Here are 5 sites every student should know to save on travel in the United States.

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Top 10 Fun, Free Activities in New York City

For international students studying abroad at Manhattanville College, New York City is just 20 minutes away by train. While there’s no shortage of fun things to do in “the city that never sleeps,” is it possible to entertain yourself in NYC on a university student’s budget? You bet! Here are our top 10 choices for free activities in New York!

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Top 10 terms for international university students

Being an international student at a US university is an exciting adventure that can seem a bit daunting. This is particularly the case for non-native English speakers because it can seem like you are being introduced to a whole new language! On-campus life has its own terms relating to life in a US university. Knowing these terms, and what they mean, can make your transition much easier and ensure that you focus on getting the most out of your experience, and not with your nose in a dictionary! Here's our pick of top 10 words that you should know:

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How to Pack for College in the USA

Packing to study abroad is an exciting time. You’ve already made it through the difficult parts: deciding on a school, applying, and getting accepted. Exciting as it might be, if you are like most students who travel abroad for university, you face certain packing challenges and limitations. Read on to find out what you should pack when you study abroad in the U.S.!

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The 4 Stages of Culture Shock When You Study Abroad in the U.S.

Most people think they aren’t going to experience culture shock when they move to another country, but it's difficult to avoid! If you are planning to study abroad in the United States, there are 4 stages of culture shock that you are likely to encounter. Read on to find out what to expect, and how you can be prepared.

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What it’s Like to Live in the U.S. as a Foreign Student

When you study abroad, you’re likely to experience some big changes–everything from the people to the food to the weather might be very different from what you’re used to in your country. Senay, a student from Ethopia who is studying at Chadron State College, recently wrote about his experience at a U.S. university, including some aspects of American culture that most surprised him.

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American Movies About College Life: Fact or Fiction?

Is life on a U.S. university campus similar to how it’s portrayed in popular movies? Let’s take a look at some American movies that should be required viewing before you study abroad in the States, and separate fact from fiction regarding how they depict university life.

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