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University of Southern Indiana Provides a Complete College Experience

Posted on May 17th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

International students who come to study English in the USA are often looking for a full-range education. Academia is important, but the ability to live the lifestyle of an American student is of equal value in their study abroad experience as well. Living on campus is a great way to immerse themselves into the American […]

Can International Students Apply for Credit Cards?

Posted on May 10th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Building credit may not seem like an immediate priority for an international student first arriving in the US, but the sooner you start establishing credit the better. Even if it doesn’t come in handy right away, in the long run, most international students benefit from having a credit history that proves you are a reliable […]

International Students Lead Full Lives at Northwest Missouri State

Posted on May 3rd, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

For international students seeking to study in the US, academics are usually the first priority when choosing a school. After that, location is often a close second. But once both these things are chosen and situated, the availability of extracurricular activities becomes the next thing in line to consider. It’s important for international students to […]

5 Ways to Make a Date Great

Posted on April 26th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Part of adapting to a new country and school will be the social aspects like dating. Having a romantic interest can be exciting, but what’s it like to go on a first date in the US? Truth be told, it’s not likely to be vastly different from dating in any other country, but there are […]

Felician University Drives Motivation for International Students Through Faith and Higher Education

Posted on April 19th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

For some international students, studying alongside celebrating their faith is important. Felician University is an independent co-educational Catholic University founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters to educate a diverse population of students within the framework of a liberal arts tradition. Founded in 1942, Felician University is one of the few Franciscan universities in the […]

International Students Should Make Self-Care a Priority

Posted on April 12th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

And international student is inherently brave. You decide to take on a whole new part of the world than you grew up in or are used to. You embark on an exciting venture alone, in a culture you’ve never experienced, and often, in a language you are just beginning to learn. There are ways to […]

Tax Returns Are Due April 15th For International Students

Posted on April 11th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

With a due date of April 15th this year, tax returns must be submitted within just a few days. Every international student and their dependent must turn in a Form 8843 to the IRS, even if income was not received. Although Form 8843 is one of the more simple tax return forms, some students may […]

International Students Choose the University of Southern Indiana

Posted on April 5th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

For the international student drawn to quieter regions of the US, the University of Southern Indiana (USI) provides a beautiful backdrop. Located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, students can do things like visit the Angel Mounds State Historic Site, which is formerly a home to prehistoric Native Americans, has 12 earthen mounds, […]

Mariana Studying in Canada Part III

Posted on March 29th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Below is the third blog update by Mariana Barbosa, InternationalStudent.com’s 2018 Travel Video Contest winner. Mariana is now studying Canada at the University of Winnipeg. You can track her journey by checking our blog throughout the year. Another month has passed for me here in Winnipeg. I have survived -50 degrees Celsius, and have – […]

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Posted on March 27th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

April 15th’s tax return due date is less than a month away. All international students in the US and their dependents are required to file, regardless of whether or not income was earned. The paperwork can get confusing, and you may have some looming questions on what needs to be done and how to do […]


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