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"
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)"
College is supposed to only last four years. With the expense of going to college in the US these days, you need for it to only last four years. However, life gets in the way and sometimes, getting all 120+ required credits done by your Senior year seems like an impossible task. Through strict planning and […]Read more "How To Graduate On Time"
If you’re applying for a job or an internship, chances are they will ask you for a resume. Sometimes, they might ask you for a cover letter and a list of references too. If you’re absolutely clueless on what any of these things are (as we were), don’t panic. Here’s a quick guide to creating […]Read more "Resumes, Cover Letters and References"
If you see American adults freaking out in the months leading up to May, 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 for […]Read more "What Are Federal Taxes And How Do You Pay Them?"
If you live in a college town where everything is within walking distance or public transportation is efficient and safe, good for you. You probably won’t have to drive for the next four years. If you decided to move to a city with really bad public transportation and that is very spread out, then you […]Read more "Getting Your American Drivers License"
A Social Security Number (SSN) is a nine-digit number given to each American citizen, resident, or temporary worker. It allows you to work, get a drivers license, get a credit card, and more. As an international student, since you are allowed to work (with limitations), you are allowed to get a Social Security Number. Having a […]Read more "What Is A Social Security Number And How Do I Get One?"
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?"