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Working in the USA as a Student

Posted on December 17th, 2010 by Jennifer Frankel

One of the most frequent questions we receive here at, 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 Jennifer Frankel

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 Jennifer Frankel

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 Jennifer Frankel

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 […]

Changes to Australian Student Visas

Posted on April 16th, 2008 by Jennifer Frankel

New regulations are being introduced that will allow all students who are issued with visas on, or after the 26th April 2008 to automatically have work authorization. In the past all student visas that were issued to students studying in Australia did not have any form of work authorization, and students needed to separately apply […]

17 Month Extension to OPT

Posted on April 15th, 2008 by Jennifer Frankel

Great news for international students who are studying in the USA on an F1 visa, as the Department of Homeland Security has finally ruled that students can now extend their OPT program for up to 29 months in total. This new ruling allows qualified F1 non-immigrant students to now stay in the USA more than […]

New UK Student Visa Regulations

Posted on November 28th, 2007 by Jennifer Frankel

The UK, like the USA, is starting to tighten up their immigration and visa policies for those entering the UK. For most students who want to study in the UK this will mean a few things: 1 – By April 2008, all students will need to submit biometric data with their application when they apply […]

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