Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 under International Students, Jobs, Living in the US
An F-1 visa can complicate things for students looking for work in the summer.
As you might expect, there are a few rules you must follow if you want to get a job and maintain your F-1 visa.
The most important guideline to remember is that you cannot get an off-campus job during your first year in college. You may be able to get one after your freshman year, but you will need to contact USCIS first to get approval.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 under International Students, Jobs, Living in the US
International students have several options for jobs, whether your goal is to generate income during college or get some experience to put on your resume.
All you need during your job search is an idea of the kind of work you want to do, and a basic understanding of your student visa, before you start applying for jobs.
From on-campus jobs to volunteer work, find out what’s right for you.
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Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2013 under International Students, Living in the US, Student Life
If you are an international student who has not yet used American social media, you may be missing out.
There are several platforms in the US that can make various aspects of college life easier, and they are all free to use.
Learn some of the types of social media American students use when searching for a job or just looking for something to do after class.
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Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2012 under International Students, Living in the US
International students: want more American friends?
According to a study written about in the Chronicle of Higher Education, more than a third of international students say they do not have close friends in the United States.
If you are among the international students who would like more American friends, take note of some tips for making friends in the US.
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Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2011 under Campus Correspondents, Living in the US, Study Abroad
Reverse culture shock: there is no reverse about it, really. It’s just plain old culture shock, and it’s kind of fun.
I know that might seem a little strange since it doesn’t sound like a particularly inviting phrase, but there are definitely some good things about it — in addition to the bad, of course.
Here are some tips on how to make the transition back home easy and enjoyable from someone who recently returned from studying abroad herself.
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Posted on Friday, January 21st, 2011 under International Students, Living in the US, Video
Meeting new people isn’t just about coming up to strangers and starting a conversation — it’s about continuing that conversation.
And since idioms are such an ingrained part of the English language, it’s hard to avoid them when socializing.
In today’s video blog, we’ve compiled a list of common American English idioms that people use daily.
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Posted on Friday, January 7th, 2011 under International Students, Living in the US, Video
When moving to a new country, I know how tempting it can be to live with another international student — especially if he or she is from the same country as you are. But don’t give in to that temptation!
Living with an American roommate has many perks.
In today’s video, find out the many ways in which an American roommate is the best choice for an international student.
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Posted on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 under Choosing a College, Living in the US, Student Life
College towns — their size, location and atmosphere — more or less determine the fate of your social life in college. There are a lot of colleges and universities out there. So students, take note!
Whether you’re a food buff, a beach bum or love the outdoors, we know the best place for you to go to college. Check out the list of our six favorite college towns!
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 under International Students, Living in the US
Are you considering studying in the United States? You’re not alone!
The number of international students in the US hit an all time high this academic year. In the 2008/2009 academic year, there has been an 8% increase in the number of international students in US colleges and universities, for a record high of 671,616.
Did your country make the top 7 list?
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Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2009 under Learning English, Living in the US, Money
American English idioms flourish around money and business. However, international students may find themselves more bewildered than enriched.
What is a “dog-eat-dog” industry, for instance? Or a store that charges “an arm and a leg”?
Here are some common idioms to make your social interactions more profitable!
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Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2009 under Living in the US, Student Housing
Even if Mom and Dad say you can bring your dirty laundry home on the weekends, doing your laundry on your own is an easy way to prove to your parents that you’re doing fine on your own. Just don’t let your pink socks give you away …
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