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Money Saving Tips for International Students

Posted on September 12th, 2011 by InternationalStudentGuru

Being an international student is more than just attending school in a foreign country. Part of this experience is traveling within your host country (or even continent!) and experiencing its culture. We understand that as an international student you maybe on a budget and this is no reason why you’d need to miss out on [...]

Financial Support While Studying in a Big City

Posted on March 15th, 2011 by Jenny Frankel

After international students have made their decision as to what American states and schools will best meet their individual needs or interests, their next major concern is usually figuring out how they will finance these academic dreams and ambitions. Besides the sometimes substantial financial aid packages offered to international students by U.S. colleges and universities [...]

International Scholarship Updates

Posted on January 12th, 2011 by InternationalStudentGuru

We have had a number of requests from students who are looking for scholarships and asked if we could post some awards on here that are available to international students. Of course, there are literally hundreds of different scholarships out there that are available to international students – and really the best advice we can [...]

Study in the USA – Creating a Budget

Posted on January 5th, 2011 by InternationalStudentGuru

In order to study in the USA, a large part of the application process will be showing the consular officer at your visa interview your finances. You will need to show proof that you have the necessary funds available to cover the time you spend in the USA studying. Your I-20 form, given to you [...]

International Student Taxes 2010

Posted on March 10th, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

The tax season is right upon us, and for international students navigating the complex US tax system is not an easy task. The first thing to note is that ALL international students who were in the USA during the last year will need to submit and file their taxes – even if you received no [...]

Universities Call for Fee Delay in Sweden

Posted on December 15th, 2009 by InternationalStudentGuru

As highlighted in our post back in 2008, the Swedish government was looking to change a long standing tradition where international students are not charged to study in Sweden. Throughout much of Europe and the world, international students typically have to pay full tuition to attend a University – and Sweden was one of the [...]

Using Twitter to Find Scholarships

Posted on April 6th, 2009 by InternationalStudentGuru

We all know that Twitter is growing in popularity and fast becoming one of the hottest things in the social media world – and a place to get information, help and advice quickly! For international students, it represents an goldmine to gather information advice and help from not only schools who are twittering, but also [...]

Study for Free in Sweden

Posted on June 27th, 2008 by InternationalStudentGuru

A topic that was brought up in our international student forums a while ago titled “Sweden – Seriously Free”, was the subject of obtaining an international education in Sweden and whether this was in fact free. After a lot of talking back and forth, it was discovered that for non-EU international students there are in [...]

How to apply for an international student loan

Posted on February 12th, 2008 by InternationalStudentGuru

One question that is always asked when I open the International Student Mailbag each day is “How can I apply for an international student loan?” or “How do I go about getting funding for my time abroad?”. So, I thought I would dedicate a blog post to give a brief overview of who is eligible [...]

Prepare for 2008 – New School Semester

Posted on December 11th, 2007 by InternationalStudentGuru

With the new year only weeks away, a new semester will start for many students – some will be returning back to school and for others it will be a start at their new school. To help you with this, we have provided a checklist of things you need make sure are in place for [...]