Deciding Where To Live In America?

America is often considered a nation founded on immigrants. People from all walks of life made the journey to the United States at some point with over half of the current American population able to trace their roots to Ellis Island, the point of entry to the U.S. With America being such a mixed bag […]

Foreign Students Connecting In The College Community—It’s Not Optional

International students gaining acceptance into American Universities is at an all time high—these students aren’t just adapting to a new country, but navigating through a new culture as well. Many colleges and universities are relying on increasing foreign student acceptance rates in order to bring in enough income to stay afloat. The University of California […]

Are You an Effective Communicator in English?

Communication is key to success in school, the workplace, and everyday life. Effective communication can help individuals better understand a person or situation, and can build trust and respect where creative ideas and problem solving can flourish. Learning how to effectively communicate in English as a non-native speaker, is critical to avoid misunderstandings that can lead […]

How ObamaCare May Affect Foreigners Working In America

For many international students, now is the perfect time to consider studying or working in America. Within the American university system, the number of state residents that universities can admit and enroll has been limited by state budget cuts to less than 50 percent, allowing an equal amount of international students to be accepted. Mostly […]

Back to School: ESL Students Supplement with Pronunciation Pro

With school back in session, many students will be taking English as a second language (ESL) courses. Learning a new language at any age requires dedication, but for some students, it takes more time and effort than others. For students who are working on learning English as a second language and can use additional help […]

English Idioms for TOEFL Exam

In order to score high marks on the TOEFL writing exam, understanding English idioms is necessary. Practice exams have shown idioms to be featured in both the reading and listening sections, making them important to identify and understand in order to pass the TOEFL IBT sections. The list of used idioms changes frequently, but practicing […]

What Does it Mean to Be a DREAMer?

According to the Immigration Policy Center, DREAMers are those who would qualify for [a] “two-year, renewable reprieve from deportation.” The IPC adds that this reprieve would be available “to unauthorized immigrants who are under the age of 31; entered the United States before age 16; have lived continuously in the country for at least five years; have […]

Young Labor in the US comes from Immigrant Populations: Why It’s Good for the Country and Foreigners Alike

Florida’s beloved Jeb Bush, the state’s former governor, stands firmly behind immigration reform, and his stance on it makes more sense than that of many liberals who have stood behind the reform for longer than Bush himself. In a recent Washington Post article, Governor Bush is quoted as saying, “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born […]