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Research U.S. Colleges as an International Student

Research U.S. Colleges as an International Student

By MIRJAM MILSCH The wide variety of colleges and grad schools in the U.S. can leave international students feeling lost when they begin searching for schools. I’m familiar with that feeling, considering there are nearly 4,500 total degree-granting schools in the U.S. I was awarded a grant through the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, which meant I […]

How To Get a Job on OPT – Target the Right Employers!

How To Get a Job on OPT – Target the Right Employers!

For many international students in the United States, the capstone to their US education comes after graduation when they are allowed to work legally in the US for up to a year on the optional practical training program, or OPT.  For those lucky students in a STEM field – science, technology, engineering or mathematics – […]

International students: how are you celebrating Christmas?

International students: how are you celebrating Christmas?

If you’re an international student who can’t get home for the Christmas holiday, how are you planning on celebrating? Driving Home for Christmas is the one song guaranteed to make me well up at Christmas. All those adverts of families coming together around the dinner table make me miss my family to the point of sappiness – […]

F1 Student Visa

F1 Student Visa

An F1 visa is issued to international students who are attending an academic program or English Language Program at a US college or university. F-1 students must maintain the minimum course load for full-time student status. They can remain in the US up to 60 days beyond the length of time it takes to complete […]