Tag Archives: Visa

5 Questions to Ask Your College’s International Office

As an international student studying in America, you face a unique set of challenges that can make settling into your new life on campus stressful. Fortunately, many universities have an International Affairs or International Students office that exists to help …

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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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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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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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5 Things International Students Should Know About U.S. College Admissions

  Applying for college can be a stressful, especially for international students. Testing, different school requirement conditions, applying for a visa, and other requirements make it a challenging time.  But by understanding the five points below, you can increase your chances …

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Can I Work While I Study Abroad?

This guest post originally appeared on the GoToStudy blog. GoToStudy specializes in helping overseas students find the their ideal university and course, and connecting them with consulting agencies that can guide them to their goal. This is a common question from …

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11 Tips Students Must Read Before Applying for a UK Tier 4 Visa

This guest post originally appeared on the GoToStudy blog. GoToStudy specializes in helping overseas students find the their ideal university and course, and connecting them with consulting agencies that can guide them to their goal. You’ve chosen to attend a university …

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5 Facts for International Students on F1 Visas in the U.S.

The F1 visa category is reserved for academic students enrolled in colleges, universities, high schools, language training programs, and other academic institutions. The first step for a prospective student is being accepted for enrollment in an established school (University/College) which …

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Student Life FAQs (Part 2)

As the beginning of the fall semester draws closer with each passing day, we decided to put together another post on frequently asked questions from international students.  You can see our first post in this series here. As always, it’s …

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