How to Take Care of Your Mental Health in College

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health in College

Taking care of your mental health at every stage of your life is important. Sometimes college is the first-time students are having to deal with real-world responsibilities and that reality check can be harsh and difficult. Plus, you never know what life will throw your way. Between juggling classes, tuition, extracurriculars, family and all the [...]

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.

5 Easy Ways to Stay Informed and Civically Engaged as a College Student

5 Easy Ways to Stay Informed and Civically Engaged as a College Student

Alas, staying civically engaged is yet another responsibility of adulthood. If you are not informed about decisions that affect your life, then other people will make decisions on your behalf (and they may or may not be in your best interest.) Plus, it’s important to remember, that as a college student you are part of a bigger community. Your voice counts but it only counts if you know what you’re talking about. That’s why it’s so important to stay informed.

The Relieving Truth about the SAT and ACT

The Relieving Truth about the SAT and ACT

When (or if) you take this test, keep in mind that as soon as you get on campus (or get your acceptance letter) no one will ever ask you again about the test. Yea, that’s right. Nobody cares. Honest to goodness, nobody cares. If you don’t believe me ask your parents or any adult who has been through college. Ask them when was the last time someone asked them about the SATs/ACTs.

20 Questions Closer to the Right Major for You

20 Questions Closer to the Right Major for You

Navigating higher education can be confusing. I know there are a lot of factors to consider. Talking to a college student can give you valuable insight. When you sit down with a college student, thank them for their time and respect the time that they have. You don’t have to use all these questions. They’re just a good place to start.