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"
You’re so excited you just got a new job (and we know how hard this is as an international student). You’ve worked hard for the past two weeks and are ready to get your first paycheck. Friday finally comes around and it’s payday and…you’re so underwhelmed by the actual amount you end up taking home. […]Read more "Why Is My Employer Withholding Taxes If I’m An International Student?"
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?"
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"
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"
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"