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All international students and their dependents in the US are required to complete a form 8843 - even if income was not received during the previous year. Because of this, we have made the process of filling out this form as simple as possible for you! Our new form 8843 online wizard will walk you through each step, provide tips along the way and produce the completed PDF form for you. All you’ll need to do from there is sign and mail it in! Check out our form 8843 wizard and all of the great information our tax section has to offer. Read More
Did you know that as an international student inside the US you can start building your credit? In our building credit section you can learn the ins and outs of why you should build credit, what it means to build credit and ways you can build credit. We also have information on a credit card that’s specifically designed for international students and how it can assist in the credit building process. Read More
There are three main accommodation options during your time in the US as an international student: an apartment, university residence halls, or a homestay. While all three options offer their own benefits, a homestay will offer an experience unlike the others. Homestays provide international students with additional support during their studies along with an inside look at life in the United States. Read More
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Our Study Centers offer comprehensive, custom advice for students that want to study in the USA, the UK, and Australia, and for US students studying abroad. Each center offers information about the country, the culture, the climate, etc., but will also provide you with detailed information about the education system, a timeline for applying to schools, and how you can prepare yourself to study there.
Breaking it down even further, we offer a full US State Guide that gives deeper insight into studying in each of the 50 US states. And the newest and most comprehensive Study Centers yet are our Study by Subject Centers – offering articles and insight on studying 49 different subject areas, from Architecture, Aviation and Agriculture, to Web Design and Video Game Development.
Keeping up-to-date with current international and study abroad students is a great way to learn what international life is really like. On our Study USA and Study UK blogs, you can hear directly from international students in those countries about the things on their mind. And our Study Abroad Blog features Alberto Garcia Ballesteros, a Spanish student studying in Mexico and the winner of the 2012 International Student Travel Video Contest.
We also host two very popular international education forums. Visit the International Student Forum for the extremely helpful Ask an International Student Advisor and other sections, while the ESL Forum is full of students learning English as a Second Language around the world, sharing their experiences and asking questions.
For international students, traveling from all corners of the world to school and back and forth to see family can be expensive. Thankfully we have the best discounted student airfare prices around, allowing you to visit home more often. Search our cheap student airfare deals and save money on your next trip!
Our Student Travel Center also features homestays, where you can find a family to live with and truly be immersed in the local culture. You can also search for rail passes, youth hostels, student discount cards, rental cars and everything else you need to travel on a student budget. We know that student travel is different than other travel – especially the budgets – and we look for those travel tools students really need.
Writing a college application essay or scholarship essay is a huge challenge for any student – but writing one in your second language, for readers from another country, is doubly difficult. Our essay writing center breaks down the challenge with practical guidance for writing essays in general, with more specific tips for writing college admission essay and essays for scholarship applications. We also make several sample essays available, so you can get a clear idea of what works.
Resume writing is also difficult, but when you are looking for a job there is no single piece of paper that is more important! Our Resume Writing Center offers guidance to help international students put together a winning resume.