We have already covered this topic earlier in one of our articles. So, what’s the deal? Why would we highlight it again? The thing is that we’re not going to tell you how to save up money and find an affordable apartment. If you chose to study and live in San Francisco, you knew what you were doing. San Francisco is the most expensive American city to rent a place in, and it’s a general truth, not some hidden fact. Continue reading
You may be quite sceptical while starting to read this article because where in the world can you find a place to rent for less than $600? But in Detroit everything is possible. In a 2015 The Economist article the reporter wrote that “Detroit may be one of the only cities in the rich world where it is possible for someone on a fairly modest income to buy a street.” There is actually a story when a guy bought a house for $500 (though without electricity, heating or any other facility that would make it suited for life). But that’s not the focus of our article. You are an international student coming to study in one of the richest cities in the USA that has moderate rent prices. Is there a catch? Yes, there is, but we’ll talk about it later.
It’s possible to find apartments for rent in Michigan State for less than $600, and we’ll show you 10 examples to prove this is actually true. The prices are stated for 1 bedroom apartments/small studios as we’re looking for the most budget variant for a student living off campus. So, here we go. Continue reading
Have you heard about the increase of a tuition fee for universities in the UK? Well, that was a real hype in the winter of 2016/17 because the Department of Education wanted to do it without big publicity (yeah, right). But our guardian of people’s awareness, BBC, made it loud and simple: the highest limit of tuition cost was £9 000 for domestic and EU students, and with new regulations it’s £9 250. And it will keep growing.
Should you care about this change? No, because international students don’t fall under these novelties. But before you start celebrating it, process the fact that the average cost of education for an international student starts at £10 000 and lands at the limit of £35 000. If you looked for a cost-efficient variant in the UK, this is not the word used around those numbers. But don’t lose hope – we’ve prepared for you the list of the most budget colleges in England so that you wouldn’t turn down the idea of studying in the UK completely. Continue reading
Have you ever heard about Westchester county? We bet you haven’t because all the international students who want to study in the USA, start their search from San Francisco, New York and LA just because they are more prestigious and known all over the world. However, they are also the most expensive cities in the USA (not only) with a very high cost of living. So, if you’re looking for something more affordable, Westchester is the perfect spot. Why? Because it:
- Consists of several cities and about 20 small towns;
- Is a very quiet and safe area to live in;
- Is located in a 30-minute ride from Manhattan;
- Has affordable prices for accommodation;
- Is perfect for people loving downtown.
The statistic says that the most attractive states for international students are California, New York, Texas, and Massachusetts. These are the most popular states for tourists and emigrants as well, so no wonder foreign students are drawn to those particular places. But no matter where you go, you still need to study and communicate with people in English. The language knowledge is probably the most challenging skills you need to learn before coming to the US and during all the time you’re there. But we are here to help you with that by giving some useful advice on how to bring your English communication to the next level. Read and note! Continue reading
Being a student from a different country, you are naturally interested in the foreign culture, mentality and communication. And if you get a chance to write an academic paper, especially a language dissertation, you can consider yourself lucky – writing a dissertation is tough, but when you have a subject that you’re interested in (like the English language), it makes the process much easier and more pleasant.
That’s why we’ve come with a list of 20 English language dissertation ideas for you to consider when making up your mind about the topic. We’ve tried hard to choose the most interesting ones, so be sure to check them out.
And one more thing: before making up your mind, take a minute and read about each attractive issue to ascertain yourself that you are really into the topic. This way, you’ll make the right choice. Continue reading
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
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
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