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Athlete Interview: NAIA Basketball Player Natalie Kalaydjiev Talks International Recruiting
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Athlete Interview: NAIA Basketball Player Natalie Kalaydjiev Talks International Recruiting

By Joseph McInnes|April 18, 2024

Natalie Kalaydjiev is an international basketball player from Austria who has just completed her senior playing season. Natalie played for three colleges in three different divisions across her four years...

9 Things to Know When Transferring as an International Athlete
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9 Things to Know When Transferring as an International Athlete

By Liza Tankimovich|March 19, 2024

As an international athlete at a U.S. college, you must consider additional factors on immigration and international student status while transferring to a new program in the United States. This...

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Athlete Interview: International NAIA Soccer Player, Joseph McInnes
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Athlete Interview: International NAIA Soccer Player, Joseph McInnes

By Bella Nevin|February 1, 2024

Joseph McInnes is an NAIA soccer player from Airdrie, Scotland, and plays at the University of Rio Grande. He also previously played at the NCAA Division II level for the...

Athlete Interview: UMD Field Hockey Player Maura Verleg’s International Athlete Experience  
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Athlete Interview: UMD Field Hockey Player Maura Verleg’s International Athlete Experience  

By Rhys Davies|May 4, 2023

Maura Verleg is an international student from Holland who is on the women's field hockey team at the University of Maryland. Maura experienced winning the conference with the Terrapins in...

Student First: How a D1 International Transfer All-American Soccer Star Learned to Prioritize Academics
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Student First: How a D1 International Transfer All-American Soccer Star Learned to Prioritize Academics

By Chloe Singer|January 5, 2023

Come back every Thursday for Athlete Interviews on college recruiting and advice. From the Netherlands to Boston College to Rice University, Mijke Roelfsema reflects back on her journey to play...

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Recruited Abroad: 3 International College Football Players With Unique Recruiting Journeys
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Recruited Abroad: 3 International College Football Players With Unique Recruiting Journeys

By Jenaro DelPrete|December 5, 2022

Traditional American football has had its standings outside the states, namely with programs like the Canadian Football League, and the now-defunct NFL Europe. However, within the NCAA and even the...

10 Questions About the Recruiting Process and College Experience With International Athlete Maria Atanassov 
Advice for International Athletes
10 Questions About the Recruiting Process and College Experience With International Athlete Maria Atanassov 

By Camila Cramer|September 9, 2022

Navigating the recruiting process as an international student may seem stressful, confusing and overwhelming. But the truth is that if you understand the process you should end up going to...

Going Global? 35 Questions International Athletes Must Ask Coaches in the Recruiting Process
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Going Global? 35 Questions International Athletes Must Ask Coaches in the Recruiting Process

By Claire Borman|August 25, 2022

Leaving your home country for a collegiate sport can be an incredibly exciting process, but there are things to look out for. The caution comes in making sure you are...

Diana Felici, Mother of an International College Athlete, Shares Parent’s Side of Recruiting Process
Home Away From Home
Diana Felici, Mother of an International College Athlete, Shares Parent’s Side of Recruiting Process

By Camila Cramer|August 15, 2022

Sending your son or daughter to a different country to continue his or her academic and athletic career can be challenging and stressful for parents. I can not be more...

It’s All Going To Be Okay: My Experience After One Year as an International Athlete
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It’s All Going To Be Okay: My Experience After One Year as an International Athlete

By Camila Cramer|August 9, 2022

After a year being an international college athlete at Rollins College, I can say that everything has been worth it. I started swimming competitively at the age of 12 and...

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Adjusting Your Palate: 4 Ways Nutritional Changes Affect First Year International College Athletes (and 9 Ways to Adapt)
Nutrition Tips (For All Athletes)!
Adjusting Your Palate: 4 Ways Nutritional Changes Affect First Year International College Athletes (and 9 Ways to Adapt)

By Camila Cramer|July 29, 2022

Any student that decides to move to a different country for college faces the challenge of adapting to a different environment, culture, language, and schedule to mention a few.  International...

15 Questions International Athletes Must Ask During the Recruiting Process
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15 Questions International Athletes Must Ask During the Recruiting Process

By Camila Cramer|July 20, 2022

Asking questions to your potential coaches is a very important part of the recruiting process for all parties involved. From a coach's perspective, doing so shows them that the athlete...

5 Unique Ways International College Athletes Contribute to Their U.S. Teams
Differences Make Us Better!
5 Unique Ways International College Athletes Contribute to Their U.S. Teams

By Camila Cramer|July 14, 2022

International athletes can contribute to college athletic teams in many ways–and not just through their athletic skills. Coming from another part of the world gives these athletes a dissimilar vision...

Dealing With Depression and Homesickness: Advice From an International College Athlete
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Dealing With Depression and Homesickness: Advice From an International College Athlete

By Lilia Farach|June 9, 2022

Homesickness is defined as a feeling of longing for one's home while being away from it for a period of time. This is not as uncommon as one might think–homesickness...

How To: Represent International Student Athletes during the Recruiting Process
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How To: Represent International Student Athletes during the Recruiting Process

By Lilia Farach|March 16, 2022

As a foreign student myself, I have found it important to leave a good representation of international students around my campus and during my recruiting process back in 2019. It...

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Lexi Bedier: What it’s Like Being an International Ice Hockey Athlete at Penn State
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Lexi Bedier: What it’s Like Being an International Ice Hockey Athlete at Penn State

By Lilia Farach|March 3, 2022

Athlete Interviews are posted every Thursday for recruiting advice, what to look for, and more. Lexi Bedier plays on the women's ice hockey team at The Pennsylvania State University. She...

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