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"
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"
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)"
You get your OPT approved, get your employment authorization card, and get a badass job that you absolutely love. Time flies when you’re having fun and soon enough it’s three months before your OPT expires and you have absolutely no idea what to do. Well, luckily, we are research-obsessed nerds who might as well open […]Read more "What Happens After OPT? Learning Your Options."
If you have been living in the US for a while, chances are you have seen hundreds of commercials talking about the importance of having and building good credit. But, what is credit and how do you build it? And, as an international student, why does credit matter? Your credit score basically measures your financial […]Read more "What Is Credit And How Do I Build It?"
So you’ve made it to your first semester as an international student in the United States. Bags unpacked, parents gone, classes about to start… what comes next?Read more "Made It To The Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave. Now What?"