If you see American adults freaking out in the months leading up to April, and you have no idea what’s going on, it’s probably tax season. If you’re a student from a foreign country (which we assume you are since you’re reading this blog) then you probably have a lot of questions. Do I have to file […]Read more "Filing Your Tax Returns As An International Student (2018 Edition)"
Moving away from home is extremely difficult. You can’t help but miss your culture, your food, your family, your friends, and your home. But once classes start and the newness of it all kicks in, the daily grind becomes fun and little by little you feel like you start fitting in. And then suddenly, when […]Read more "Dealing With Homesickness As An International Student"
Attorneys can be very expensive. With hourly rates ranging from $150-500+ per hour, most international students are scared to even schedule an initial consultation with an attorney to help them explore their immigration options. But, when you’re at a crossroads in trying to determine how to remain in legal status, hiring a lawyer might be […]Read more "Should I Hire An Immigration Lawyer?"
Unless you used to live under a rock, you were aware of Thanksgiving Day way before moving to America. You’ve seen the TV show episodes (who could ever forget the iconic turkey head in Friends?), watched the viral videos of people going crazy on Black Friday, and followed your favorite celebrities as they performed on […]Read more "The International Student’s Guide To Celebrating Thanksgiving Day"
Moving thousands of miles away from your friends can be hard. Making the effort to make new friends in a brand new country is even harder. Where do you even start? Well, the best part of coming to the US for college is that everybody is on the same boat. Unless they’re going to school […]Read more "How To Win Friends & Influence People…As an International Student In America"
Mobile apps can be overwhelming. You’ve got an app for everything and anything it seems like these days! As an international student, finding the best apps that fit your unique lifestyle is crucial. From long distance calls with your family, to keeping track of your homework, to getting the words just right for that English […]Read more "Our Favorite Apps For International Students"
The weather is finally cooling down which means we’re all getting in the spirit of Fall. If you grew up in a country without all four seasons (like one of us did), experiencing the wonders of Fall may be new to you. This magical season full of pumpkin spiced everything and crisp weather comes with […]Read more "Five Fun American Fall Activities To Try This Year"
You’ve been living in the dorms for two years and you can’t handle any more RA’s, cafeteria food, or generic furniture. You’ve had enough and you’re ready to find your own place. Moving off-campus as an international student can have its challenges. From getting approved to rent a place, to having to buy all new […]Read more "How To Move To Your First Off-Campus Place"
Congratulations! You did it. You got a paid job as an international student in the US. Your first day will be exciting, new and fun and you can’t wait to get to work, right? Well, before you get ahead of yourself, your employer will have several forms you will need to complete. Two of those […]Read more "How To Fill Out W-4 and I-9 Forms"
Different countries have different ways of naming people. For example, in South America, people tend to have two different last names and they both appear on all official documents – the father’s last name followed by the mother’s last name. However, in normal day to day, most people tend to only use the father’s last […]Read more "How I Ended Up With Two Different Names In The American System (And What You Can Do So It Doesn’t Happen To You)"