Tag Archives: international student

Flywire Friday: Top News of the Week for International Students – June 3, 2016

Here’s what we read this week: Campuses and adaptation. An article published in The PIE News discusses students’ needs and how campuses may or may not be fulfilling them. As the new generation of students becomes increasingly tech-savvy, campuses must …

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5 Places to Look for a Last-Minute Summer Internship

No matter which field you’re majoring in or which school you’re attending, there’s a very good chance that you’ll want to or be required to complete an internship before you graduate. More often than not, your internship will be a …

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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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Counseling Services for International College Students in America

Moving is frequently cited as one of the most stressful life events, but it typically only involves relocating from one part of your town to another or, in more extreme circumstances, one part of your own country to another. Imagine …

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The International Student’s Guide to Spring Break

If you aren’t already dreaming about a break from classes and assignments, you can start now! Spring break, a weeklong academic holiday that takes places in early spring, is just around the corner. Here are some great tips to help …

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International Office Corner: Useful Travel Tips for International Students

When planning for your spring break or summer trip, choosing the right clothes to bring, packing all of your essentials, and arranging transportation are all undoubtedly important. But according to Marisa Atencio, the Director of International Student and Scholar Services …

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International Office Corner: What International Students Need to Know about Taxes

In this new Flywire blog feature, International Office Corner, we’re talking to International Student Offices all over the U.S. and providing you with helpful advice on topics relevant to you as an international student. Every year in the United States, April 15 marks …

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Traveling Abroad As an International Student

One fundamental concept in U.S. immigration law is the difference between having a visa and having status. Status is what is granted upon entry into the U.S. and must be maintained. For travel purposes, the focus should be on the visa. Knowing the …

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Flywire Friday: This Week’s Top News for International Students – February 12, 2016

Happy Friday! First off, we wanted to remind you that voting for the Innovator Awards ends next Friday, February 19. Show your support by heading to http://www.innovationproject.com/2016-innovator-awards/ and voting Flywire the Most Invisible Innovation! Now on to the news . . . Here’s …

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