Monthly Archives: April 2016

How to Prepare for College-Level Reading and Writing

The transition from high school to college is an exciting part of any student’s life. Still, there are several aspects of that transition that require a degree of acclimation, like the new and often confusing world of academic reading and …

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“International Students Need Not Apply?”: Exceptions to the Rule for Working, Part 2

This week, I’ll be discussing optional practical training (OPT), which is another exception to the F-1 no-working rule. OPT is only allowed after completing the first academic year. OPT activity must be related to your field of study. Unlike curricular …

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“International Students Need Not Apply?”: Exceptions to the Rule for Working, Part 1

Institutions of higher education in the United States welcome international students, but in order to pursue their academic goals there, these students must first seek permission from the U.S. government to enter the country. For most, this permission comes in …

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