Being a student is like walking in the fog; you just never know what is going to be with you when it clears. But, that is child’s play compared to being a student in a foreign country, where you are simply trying to herd cats.
And that is not an exaggeration, especially if a student has been trying to pull several tricks at once, like trying to take time out for a job, attending classes, studying for the said classes, being social, and trying to get some sleep. While all the other things are a part and a parcel of being a student, taking responsibility and getting a job at such a tender age might be a bit cruel. Continue reading
Abroad, overseas, foreign, or just out of country is not ambitious enough as an answer for your career. Yes, you want to go abroad and it sounds cool and à la mode, but just willing does not guarantee a good career. Not every state in the USA is the best for every profession, and not every profession is good for you because you come from that one state of the USA. Does it make any sense? We hope it does, because that would mean you will search your options carefully, before embarking on your journey. So, what is your real calling?
In the 19th century, answering this question might have been a real challenge, but lucky we are, the internet is your fortune, because it has made available for us a career personality quiz, free of cost. Continue reading
The best thing about being a student is that you can actually get away with anything (definitely not referring to the sale of crystal meth or drag racing here), and not even feeling bad about it. You can live your life in makeshift tents and cars, using hand-me-downs and cheap dresses; you can even eat ramen noodles and no one will judge you. But, if you are exceedingly smart, you can also get away with living in a palace without even a single penny in your pocket (again, not referring to breaking and entering).
Finding an accommodation is a big issue for international students living abroad. The dorm rooms have a fee and renting an apartment means paying the rent; so, what should you do? Work for your landowners and save on paying rent. Not getting it? Continue reading
Like many students from Asia, Chinese students are ambitious towards getting their higher education in the USA; the only problem is the cost. Leaving your own country and moving overseas is not something that comes cheaper: there are tickets to pay for, visa to apply for, living expenses and then there’s food, clothes, books, transit etc., and most of all there is a price for education itself. Ridiculously costly tuition fee, we might as well add, may shock you a great deal.
Hold your horses though, no need to be all disappointed because the good news is here. Chinese students still have some good opportunities, waiting for them in the USA. Continue reading
In spite of all the things that prove to be testing for the students, the one that outright gives them a hard time is coping up with writing assignments that they have, more or less, no idea about. Writing assignment – and a good one at that – is simply perplexing for international students.
Although it sounds very discouraging and gloomy, it is not really so in reality. Here, we are talking about creating a masterpiece out of your first writing assignment, one that stands out from the works of your peers and simply demands to be noticed. But how can we dwell upon creating such a fine scripture when you write your assignments just for grades? The answer is right in front of you. We get inspiration from our favorite writers, or more precisely, from where our much-loved writers themselves get their brainwaves for books. Let’s have a look at these book ideas for writers that can be quite useful for you as well. Continue reading
Writing a book report is one of the most interesting parts of academic life. It hardly matters whether the book is an exceptional or a mind-draining one. At least by the end of it, you give your opinions, write down your review, and give some details to make readers of your report really curious about the book itself. As simple as it sounds, these book reports are a bit devilish to handle, especially if you are aiming to secure some great grades through it.
Admittedly, writing book reports is a bit grueling for native speakers; so, imagine the pains of international students who do not even have the advantage of knowing the language to ace their reports. Think about the poor souls who have to resort to re-reading many times, searching all over the internet to interpret the meanings of various paragraphs, or to simply read every detail carefully. All this results in a lot of wasted time. It simply leaves international students even more confused. Continue reading
Moving to another country – the USA in particular – is not a picnic. Granted that there will be a number of opportunities to take, new friends to make, good memories to collect as well as places to visit. Moreover, there is a great academic record to maintain. But, for a moment in time, everything gets lost in the chaos of bewilderment when an international student experiences strangeness, new surroundings, new rules and pure terror due to such a massive change in their lives.
But, we cannot simply ignore the wisdom of the wise author who once said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” If you have managed to make it this far, what are a few more challenges for you? You certainly did not cross mountains and oceans to take half-measures and be out of it. In fact, you are in a foreign country, far away from home, so that you can excel at your studies and break all those barriers that come in your way. One of these hurdles is writing, something which is quite more challenging for international students, as it is for native ones. But, a problem is only a problem when it has a solution, and the solution for this is attending book writing courses. Shall we explain why you should do this? Continue reading
Imagine waking up in an unknown surrounding and having barrels of foreign words being thrown at you. You don’t know where the bus stop is, which place serves the best coffee, and what are the things that can probably land you in jail. The pitfall is that you do not even know anyone who can answer all these questions for you. In short, you are simply bamboozled by everything in your life. To make your day even more eventful, the professor has handed you a writing assignment in the class called an accident report. Few months down the road and the same assignment will be just another task in your to-do list but for now, it is the one and only thing you will be stressing over.
In a situation like this, most international students find writing agencies (online, of course) and pay them big, valuable bucks to help with the reports. This idea is splendid, but not always within the pocket. We have a better idea: you can simply buy accident report and use it as a sample for your first assignment as this will do you plenty of good. Here are five of them. Continue reading
“Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself” – Holstee Manifesto
It is a known and established fact that it is only when we get miles away from expectations and from watchful eyes of our adults and find ourselves amidst all kinds of new people with different personalities, different hobbies and face with so many choices, we really get to ask ourselves the question, “Who am I? What is the right career for my personality?”
Something similar is experienced by international students and it takes them to an entirely different part of the world, and far away from home to find their true calling in life. However, such a critical decision is not something that can be taken from listening to advice and giving into peer pressure, but rather, it can be reached by putting your nose in a book, one that will help you choose your ultimate career path. The following books will help students – whether they are in their first semester, final year or have already graduated and planning to settle down in this foreign country – choose the right career path that aligns perfectly with their personality. Continue reading
These are usually international students who are the most eager to work while they go to school. And for good reason too; it is great to have the work experience in a practical environment as you learn and adjust in an entirely new place that you are living in now. The great news is that there are tons of benefits to be enjoyed from a career in sales for college-going students.
You Get to Be Yourself
Sure, arriving in a new country, you are already under a lot of pressure. You do not need to add to that pressure going for a job that requires you to revamp your thinking and skills before you can start working. In sales, you get to be yourself and anything that you bring to the table is always welcome. The end goal is, of course, always to make as many sales as you can. It is important for you to be true to yourself, so that you are able to build trust between you and your potential customers. Continue reading