Getting into a car accident can be scary. Getting into a car accident in another country where you can’t just call your mom and dad to come help you is terrifying. Although car accidents may be handled differently in your home country, there are specific procedures that can make this a lot less painful if […]Read more "Getting Into Your First Car Accident In America (Although Hopefully You Never Do!)"
By now, you’ve probably heard about the infamous Freshman 15 where, legend says, on their first year of school, students will gain around 15 pounds. Moving from your parents’ house where you have real wholesome meals cooked for you at all times to a place where you sometimes (okay fine, most of the time) have […]Read more "Staying Healthy in America While Going To College"
You’ve had an amazing summer. Whether you went back home or stayed in the US to work or intern, all good things must come to an end. As you begin to prepare for the start of a brand new school year, it is very easy to forget some of the essentials. Do not worry. We’ve […]Read more "Back To School Survival Guide"
Did you know that, by law, international students (and all aliens in the US) need to change their address with USCIS within 10 days of moving? If you get overwhelmed with official government paperwork – do not panic! The process is quick and easy and can be done online. Go to the USCIS change of […]Read more "How To Change Your Address With USCIS As An International Student"
Every country has its own customs and traditions. They have different ways of interacting and behaving with one another. Unwritten rules that you are expected to abide by. Tipping in the US can be extremely overwhelming. Do I tip my barista? Do I tip at Subway? Do I tip everybody that provides a service to […]Read more "How To Not Be A $h*!!y Tipper As An International Student In The US"
Health insurance in the US is a pain. I’m sure by now you have heard all kinds of debates about Obamacare and the skyrocketing insurance premiums and the horror stories of people going to the doctor for a minor injury and going home with an absurd bill. Although health insurance is not a requirement for being […]Read more "Do I Need Health Insurance As An International Student In The US?"
College can be incredibly overwhelming. From studying, to making new friends, to trying to stay healthy – there is a lot going on in a college student’s life at all times. When you add being from a completely different culture and sometimes even doing this all in a different language, college can quickly turn you […]Read more "How To Balance It All As An International Student"
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"
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"
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)"