7 ways to Become More Active in your Campus Community

7 ways to Become More Active in your Campus Community

Being active in your campus community is an essential part of capturing the value in your academic career. Your academic career is so much more than the degree you get at the end. It also involves the relationships you make and the lives you touch along the way. Always make a concerted effort to get involved!

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health in College

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health in College

Once you have recovered portions of your mental health, make an action plan to keep it. Are you going to stop hanging around toxic people or make a habit of seeing a mental health professional once a month? Are you going to unplug from social media once a week or minimize unnecessary stress by creating a study plan? Whatever you end up doing, make sure it’s actionable and you follow through. Your mental health is way too important to leave it to chance. You need to take care of yourself.

9 Free and Cheap Ways to Have a lot of Fun as a College Student

9 Free and Cheap Ways to Have a lot of Fun as a College Student

As a college student, you're expected to be broke so why do all the fun things that college students want to attend have to cost so much money! It doesn't make any sense. Well, here are a few ways to have a lot of fun without breaking the bank. #1 Attend college-sponsored events College-sponsored events [...]

Universities Home to the Highest Percentage of International Students in the World

Universities Home to the Highest Percentage of International Students in the World

I have written several articles about studying abroad and getting the most bang for your buck (scholarships). Another way to add value to your academic career is enrolling into a university abroad. For many first time travelers, this might be a big leap. In my article about attending a foreign institution, I mentioned that one [...]

The Easiest Way to Attend a Foreign Institution

The Easiest Way to Attend a Foreign Institution

Some college students will spend a summer, semester or even a year abroad feel satiated. Others crave more. (A lot more.) They want to study abroad for a long term which is amazing! There are several ways to get an authentic immersive experience abroad. If you want to be abroad full time, here are three different strategies to make it a reality.

The Honors College: One of the Best Investments in your Higher Education

The Honors College: One of the Best Investments in your Higher Education

Funny enough, when I applied to the University of Houston, I got accepted into the Honors College before I was accepted into the University of Houston-Main Campus. There were two separate applications. I applied to the Honors College first just assuming that if I got into the Honors College there was no way I’d get rejected from the Main Campus. I was right.

The Smartest Approach to Student Loans from a Scholarship Superstar

The Smartest Approach to Student Loans from a Scholarship Superstar

I know taking out a student loan can be scary and in this case, I would say a healthy dose of fear can do you some good. Let that fear motivate you to pay off those loans aggressively. Student loans can be a huge financial burden that can weigh you down for decades if you’re not careful.

9 Questions to ask a Financial Aid Advisor in the First Meeting

9 Questions to ask a Financial Aid Advisor in the First Meeting

The conversation these questions will prompt will lead you to more questions. If you run out of time, don’t freak out. Keep a record of your conversation and the questions you have left. If you need to make another appointment, do it right then and there or send a follow-up email with your questions if they don’t require another session.

4 Practical Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language in College

4 Practical Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language in College

Learning a foreign language in college is tough and incredibly rewarding. I encourage all college students to lean into that challenge because attending college is supposed to challenge you to grow emotionally, mentally, spiritually (at times) and especially intellectually.