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Tips for Getting an F1 Visa Approved

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Before you can become an international student there are certain things that must be done. Perhaps the most important task: getting your F1 visa approved. An F1 visa is what most international students who study at a college or university obtain when they come to the United States. Getting an F1 visa can be a [...]

Your Taxes Must be Filed Today!

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

If you are an international student inside the US- your taxes must be filed today. Additionally, each of your dependents, meaning your spouse and children, must also file their own taxes. If you’ve been wondering when the deadline is to do this, more than likely this means that you have not yet filed your taxes [...]

London Metropolitan Police – International Students

Posted on September 19th, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

Some international students studying and living in the United Kingdom are required to register their stay with the local police. If you’re required to register, this will be written in your passport and you’ll need to register within seven days of your arrival in the United Kingdom. The Overseas Visitor Records Office – Metropolitan Police [...]

Student Visas in the United Kingdom – get tougher

Posted on July 11th, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

The UK has announced on July 2nd, 2012, that some international students applying for visas to study in the United Kingdom could now have “face-to-face interviews” included as part of the visa process.  Under the new ruling, “high-risk applicants” for student visas in the UK could be interviewed and asked a series of questions regarding, [...]

Study for Free in Finland

Posted on February 4th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

If you are considering getting a university degree from Europe, but worry about the cost, why not consider getting your degree in Finland? Finland is one of the last remaining countries in Europe that does not charge tuition to international students, and the Finns put a high priority on education. Thus Finland offers an excellent [...]

Student Visa Cuts will Damage the UK

Posted on February 17th, 2011 by InternationalStudentGuru

As we reported here over the last year, the UK Government has been clamping down on the student visa process for those looking to come into the UK. The new processes that have been brought in were designed to close up holes that the government thought existed and were being exploited by individuals to get [...]

Working in the USA as a Student

Posted on December 17th, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

One of the most frequent questions we receive here at InternationalStudent.com, is regarding how students can support themselves and pay for their studies as they go. Unfortunately working in the USA as a student, with the way the visa system is setup, is not that easy and not really a viable option to pay for [...]

Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card Lottery)

Posted on October 8th, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

The entry period for the 2010 Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery program, otherwise known as the Green Card Lottery, is now open. The window to submit your application begins noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT -4), Tuesday, October 5, 2010, and ends noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT -4), Wednesday, November 3, 2010. The lottery is [...]

Student Visa Clampdown Confirmed for the UK

Posted on February 12th, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

The new visa rules that emerged last month for the UK were unveiled Wednesday (10th February 2010) by the home secretary Alan Johnson. There were large concerns that the new proposed rule changes would impact English language schools, as it would increase the level of english required by applicants to a level that would rule [...]

New Visa Rules Threaten UK English Language Schools

Posted on January 20th, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

English as a second language is a thriving industry in the UK, with an estimate 600,000 students traveling to the UK each year to study. More than half of these also then go on to higher education courses – and for this reason the English Language industry brings in over £1.5bn to the British economy [...]