Study in the USA Blog

Learning the Language

Posted on February 2nd, 2010 by Lindo Lindo

Studying in another country means immersing yourself in a different environment.  An international student should adjust in order to survive.  And so, learning a language of the country you want to study in is one of the important factors to consider to make the adjustment easier and to maximize the study abroad experience. Language—a means […]

Trimester? Try ‘em, you’ll get faster!

Posted on January 24th, 2010 by Lindo Lindo

If you are studying in a university or college that is trimester-based, you have got to unleash the Superman in you. You have to be faster than a speeding bullet! A 10-week term seems so short, but the list of school work may compare to a long file of die-hard fans for a sold out […]

Two weeks in a snow!

Posted on January 17th, 2010 by Lindo Lindo

Yes, I am here. I have been walking on American soil over the past two weeks.  But as transitory my stay is going to be, a bond with the environment continues to grow, and every second seems more precious… I am inhaling Naperville’s winter air; I hear it whistle at night. I see the divine […]

Meet the Jitters

Posted on December 29th, 2009 by Lindo Lindo

If I could create a movie that describes how I feel at this moment, it would be a remake of the 2004 comedy film entitled, “Meet the Fockers,” but this time it goes, “Meet the Jitters.”  Last time I checked, I was altogether excited and eager in anticipation for my trip, but now I wish […]

GRE Results!

Posted on December 17th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

Sometimes we feelnervous, and some other times we feel overqualified. As international students we come from an educational system that usually prepare us for anything and everything in life. As I was studying for the GRE, I realized that there were many things that I did not know due to the fact that I was […]

All my fellow students! Now put your hands up!

Posted on December 8th, 2009 by Lindo Lindo

My name is Lindo Lindo. I am a 20-year-old Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication student from the Philippines premier institution of higher learning, the University of the Philippines. I have been selected to participate in the 2009-2010 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). It is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural […]

Thanksgiving in the USA

Posted on November 29th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

Thanksgiving in the USA…a time to get together with family to have great Turkey and update on each other’s lives. But how about when you are an international student? Well, first of all my mom came over from Mexico and we just had a great time. Also I had the great joy of having my […]

GRE Psych! Finally Over!

Posted on November 7th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

Wow, as the title of my post today says, I finally took the GRE Psychology… Now I have to wait 6 weeks to get my results (Why does it take long? I still do  not understand) I have studied for about 12 weeks, and I am hoping that my efforts reflect in my results. As […]

Do I really have to try this hard?… Yes I do.

Posted on September 10th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

Wow, It has been a long time since I last wrote… The summer was crazy for me. Fortunately, my mom came from Mexico to see me and stayed with me for a month. My cousin from Florida came to see me as well, and it was just a great time. I was working, and had […]

Summer update

Posted on June 6th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

I have been working, doing an internship, and taking classes (3 this summer to be exact) and even though I am super busy and tired most of the time, I think it is a good opportunity for me to keep getting ahead in school. I am a junior now, and after this summer I will […]