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Facebook Live: Nonresident Tax Info Session

Posted on July 2nd, 2020 by Connor Blay

Calling all last-minute tax return filers! Next week on July 8th at 11am Eastern Time we’re going live on Facebook with our friend Neil Duffy from Sprintax. If you lived in the US as an international student in 2019, you’re going to need to file Tax Form 8843 regardless if you earned income last year […]

New English Test Option for University Admissions!

Posted on June 19th, 2020 by Brett Reichert

Hi, my name is Brett. I’m in charge of international student admissions at the University of West Georgia near Atlanta. Disclaimer: I don’t work for DuoLingo, but I did teach English in Korea and the U.S. for 10 years. I wanted to write about DuoLingo’s new English test because I think it offers a fresh, […]

Protesting as an International Student in the US

Posted on June 15th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Today marks the fourth week in a row of anti-racism demonstrations in the US and around the world. These demonstrations are a direct result of the deaths of a number of unarmed black people at the hands of US police, not just recently but throughout history. However, the video of George Floyd was a clear […]

Facebook Live: Take the Lead at McNeese State University (Reminder)

Posted on June 10th, 2020 by Connor Blay

This is your friendly reminder that tomorrow at 11:00am Eastern Time, we will be on Facebook Live joined by McNeese State University. Director of International Programs, Preble Girard sat down with Andres Arias and Saurav Sharma, two of McNeese’s international student leaders.   About Andres Andres is an international student originally from Cali, Colombia. He was […]

Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month

Posted on June 5th, 2020 by Connor Blay

The 1960s was a period of time in the US which was characterized by anti-LGBTQ legislation. In fact, it was illegal in most states to have any kind of same-sex relations and as a result, LGBTQ people faced intense discrimination in everyday life. In the early morning hours of June 28th, 1969, police raided a […]

Facebook Live: Take the Lead at McNeese State University

Posted on June 4th, 2020 by Connor Blay

McNeese State University is a public university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. McNeese is known for its inclusive and diverse campus which allows international students to grow and thrive. McNeese is also known for: Its classification as a Carnegie Foundation Master’s University Its designation from U.S. News and World Report as a Tier One Regional […]

Tips for Taking Classes Online

Posted on June 1st, 2020 by Luke Clausen

Many students have spent their entire academic lives developing strategies to help them focus and concentrate when doing their schoolwork, and rely on these strategies in order to reach their full academic potential. These strategies are often classroom-oriented, so for many students, using these strategies could be difficult in a different environment. While learning in […]

Cleaning Up Your Social Media for Employers

Posted on May 29th, 2020 by Luke Clausen

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with people you know, but may not be able to see as often as you’d like to in order to stay close. For many people, it is an essential tool for building and maintaining relationships, especially during this pandemic. Sometimes, however, social media can be […]

Facebook Live: Discover Your Opportunities at Valencia College (Reminder)

Posted on May 27th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow at 12:00PM Eastern Time we will be on Facebook Live with our friends at Valencia College. International Student Recruitment Specialist, Daniela Garcia Laverde will join us to cover a number of topics such as: COVID-19 accommodations Valencia’s admissions process Scholarships And more! Again, that’s tomorrow on the International Student […]

Facebook Live: Discover Your Opportunities at Valencia College

Posted on May 21st, 2020 by Connor Blay

Valencia College in Orlando, Florida is a fully accredited community college that welcomes a number of international students each year. With more than 100 countries represented on its campuses and an International Student Services team there to help students through every step of their journey, international students are sure to enjoy calling Valencia home.  Next […]


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