June Edition #280

Summer is here! Whether you’re on break between semesters abroad or working hard to prepare for your international education to begin, we have some great resources for you this month. Spend some time exploring the items that are helpful for you and then enjoy these next few months before classes begin. See you in July!

The International Student Team


3 Reasons Homestays Are a Fantastic Housing Option

If you’re planning to study in the U.S., you might have already discovered that many housing options can be quite pricey and include having to share a small space with one or more roommates. If you haven’t given homestays some thought, here are three reasons why they’re a fantastic housing option:

  1. In a homestay, you’ll live in a house with an American family, and it’s very likely that you’ll have more space than in an apartment or dorm.
  2. Your host family will help you get acquainted with the local people and culture. It’s a great way to assimilate into the American way of life. Plus, you’ll have a support system when you need it.
  3. All host family homes are inspected for safety before your stay.

Interested? Let StudentRoomStay match you with the perfect host family! Learn more about homestays and get started below.


Visit Our Visa Center for Guidance

Between the paperwork and interview preparation, getting an F1 visa can be challenging. Our visa and immigration center can help you whether you’re just getting started or if you have been denied a visa and need some extra tips. Plus, if you could benefit from extra visa help, explore F1 Visa Advisors to see if their guidance is the right solution for you.


Featured Schools

Full Sail University
Students at Full Sail University come from more than 65 countries, which allows for a diverse education experience. Collaborative learning is practiced throughout the campus, including the university’s 110+ world-class studios and many spacious film soundstages.


Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University — Global Pathway provides students the opportunity to study at an elite research university that has a passionate commitment to finding answers through research. Explore the 235+ fields of study offered to students.


California State University - Dominguez Hills
At California State University-Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), students have access to today's most dynamic degree programs that reflect in-demand fields. Explore CSUDH and why it’s recognized for its impactful and affordable programs.



Find Funding as an International Student

Are you searching for a way to fund your international education? Whether you’re an international student in the U.S. or a U.S. student studying abroad, finding a student loan doesn't have to be difficult. With our student loan comparison tool, you can see which loans you’re eligible to apply for within seconds. Start your search for funding now!


State-by-State Guide to the US

The United States is very large, but it’s broken down into 50 states. Each state offers a unique learning and cultural experience along with a vast selection of universities. With so many options, it can be difficult to make a decision on a location for your international studies. To help you learn more about each state, we have created a USA State Guide. We’ve done the research for you so you can easily continue the process of planning your education in the U.S.


Improve Your Language Skills Online

Before studying in a new country, it’s important to become familiar with its official language(s). Lingoda can help you learn English, Business English, German, French, or Spanish from the comfort of your home. All you need is a computer and a reliable internet connection. Classes are available 24/7, and you’re guaranteed quality instruction from one of more than 1,500 native-speaking teachers. Check out Lingoda to see if it's the right option for you.