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Why Study in the U.S. – Diana at Minot State

Are you thinking about studying in the U.S. but still aren’t sure? Well, if you’re reading this article, we think that you’re one step closer to saying yes. Today, our Epro 360 Ambassador, Diana Montesdeoca, tells us why she is happy she chose to leave Ecuador to study at Minot State in North Dakota.   What … Read more Why Study in the U.S. – Diana at Minot State

7 Reasons to Study in the U.S. Despite Donald Trump

Skyline view of Empire state building and new york city

We know that Donald Trump is all over the news, and to the majority of international students, it doesn’t make the United States look good. We have also noticed a bit of uncertainty among some students who are thinking about studying in the U.S. If you are thinking of studying abroad we would like to … Read more 7 Reasons to Study in the U.S. Despite Donald Trump

Credit Scores in the United States – for International Students

Having good credit is necessary for almost everything in the U.S.: getting a loan, buying a car, renting an apartment, and more.

The way banks and private businesses know if you have good or bad credit is by looking at your credit score.
A credit score is a three-digit number (between 300 and 850) given to you by U.S. credit agencies that lets businesses know how risky it is to let you borrow money. Your credit score can go up or down over time because it is calculated based on late payments, amount of debt, and other money-related factors.

If you think there is a possibility that you will stay in the U.S. after you finish studying, you should think about getting a U.S. credit card to start building your credit.

U.S. Summer Camps for International Students

If you were looking at our high school programs but don’t think you’re ready to commit to four years away from home, keep reading. Or, maybe you are ready but you know your parents are not. It happens. Whatever the reason is, we have a solution for you: U.S. summer camps.

When you think of summer camp, images of people sleeping in cabins, swimming in a lake, or eating together at long wooden tables might come to mind. This definitely exists in the U.S., but guess what? There are many more options that will allow you to sleep in a bed – in a city.

NAIA vs NCAA: College Sports for International Students

When most people think of college sports, they think of “March Madness” or schools like Notre Dame or Harvard. The reason being that these are the universities and teams whose tournaments are shown regularly on major sports channels. But these popular tournaments and images are only a portion of the college sports culture that actually exists in the U.S.

U.S. High Schools: Public vs. Private

Now that you have decided to study in the United States, how do you choose between a public and a private high school? The reality is that the choice between attending a U.S. public or private high school is very personal. But here is an easy guide comparing the cost, teacher quality, curriculum, and school environment of each to help you decide which option is best for you.

OPT Extension for STEM Degrees: How to Stay in the U.S.

Many international students who decide to go to the U.S. only think about getting their degree. But why stop there? Once you are in the U.S., programs such as OPT (Optional Practical Training) allow you to work before or after graduation. Not only does this give you professional experience, but it also gives you the opportunity to explore job opportunities available in the U.S. And as a STEM student, you have even better options.