Americans LOVE their sports!

Gateway Grizzles Sports Game

I once interviewed with Studyn.US, an online website for students wanting to study here in the U.S. One question asked centered around our love for sports. Since some of our popular sports, like ice hockey and baseball, are not common outside of our country, Studyn.U.S. asked how International students could familiarize themselves with our sports. … Read more

A Driving License Is a MUST in the U.S.!

driving license

Once I helped an international friend study for her U.S. driving license. She passed both the written and driving portions her first time! I was so proud of her. But do you know what scared the dickens out of me? That this friend had been driving here for over 10 years on her original country’s … Read more

Holi: In Legend and Pictures


Holi, also known as The Festival of Colors, is an ancient Hindu holiday that celebrates the victory of good over evil and the coming of Spring. It is marked by general merrymaking, especially the splashing of color all over anyone who comes close! One of the primary legends behind the holiday involves an evil king … Read more

Why Do Americans Tip?

This is an excerpt regarding tipping from my book, “10 Things You Need to Know: A Practical Guide for Internationals Moving to the U.S.” I hope it helps! “Tipping in the U.S. can be quite confusing, especially if you come from a country where tipping is discouraged or where a set service charge is normal. … Read more