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3 Surprises for International Students at U.S. Universities

3 Surprises for International Students at U.S. Universities

Four Fulbright scholars share lessons learned from studying in the United States. By KATY HOPKINS Coming to theUnited States for college or graduate school can introduce cultural differences that even the most prepared students might not expect. From classroom etiquette to campus life, studying at a U.S. school can be quite a different experience from learning in […]

Try Volunteering to Build Job Skills as an International Student

Try Volunteering to Build Job Skills as an International Student

By KATELYN RUIZ The opportunity to study as an international studentcomes with many advantages and only a few limitations. One of those drawbacks is the need to obtain a student visa, which restricts international students’ options for off-campus employment. Students are permitted to hold jobs on campus, such as in retail or customer service positions, to help cover […]

Don’t Blow It – What to expect at your F1 visa interview

Don’t Blow It – What to expect at your F1 visa interview

If studying in the US is part of your higher education plans, you’ve probably been working hard to obtain your F-1 student visa. Check out this article on How to Apply for an F1 Visa to learn about the entire application process. Although extensive, most of the F1 visa application steps are straightforward, and if you can […]

How to Feel at Home as an International Student

How to Feel at Home as an International Student

by Bryanna Davis Being an international student is exciting! But as a natural part of travel comes culture shock which opens the doors to feeling homesick. This means that longing to be with friends and family back home can get in the way of your new experiences abroad. Your time abroad is very valuable and […]