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!)"
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"
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?"
You finally convinced your parents you’re ready to stay in the US for the summer and are so excited so start the planning process. But, where do you begin? From housing, to internships, to jobs – we’re here to help! Find a place to stay. If you’re ready to move off campus permanently, signing a […]Read more "Preparing For Your First Summer In The US"
When you come to the US on an F-1 visa you have a lot more flexibility to work in the US than you would on a work visa. Although you’re not allowed to work your first year (other than at your school), as an undergrad student you can be authorized to work while you’re in […]Read more "How To Approach Your Job Search 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"
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"