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By on February 29th, 2016

5 Things to Do Outside in Phoenix

Choosing Phoenix, Arizona for your international study program or internship means being surrounded by some of the most beautiful desert landscapes America has to offer. Phoenix is a sprawling urban area that is full of history and entertainment, but one of the biggest draws of the area is the outdoor sports and exploration available. If you and your host family have already checked out the Heard Museum and the Arizona Science Center, it’s time to investigate some of the amazing…

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By on February 26th, 2016

5 Things to Do with Your Host Family in San Francisco

When you’ve chosen one of America’s most beautiful cities for your international study or internship, you will never want for amazing sights and cultural events to attend. Your host family is often concerned with showing you the really special landmarks, or taking advantage of one-time events and shows. As you settle into a daily routine in your San Francisco home, it might be a good time to invite your host family to explore the parts of the city the natives…

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By on February 24th, 2016

A Quick Guide to Using American Currency

When you are studying or working in the U.S.A, using and receiving money can be confusing. Making change or paying with the correct amount is difficult with unfamiliar bills and coins. Exchanging money from or for your home currency isn’t always the most straightforward experience either, especially when exchange rates fluctuate daily. Finally, not being familiar with uniquely American money-related customs, such as tipping at restaurants or bars, can make for an embarrassing situation. American Currency American currency is made…

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