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Get Help Filing Your Taxes
international student taxDid you know that all international students in the US during 2013 are required to file their taxes with the IRS? The deadline to file is April 15th so it’s important to begin the process now. For most international students, here is what you need to submit:
  • All international students and their dependents are required to fill out Form 8843 (each person needs their own form)
  • If you had income last year, you will also need to file a tax return. In most cases the simplest form will do - Form 1040NR-EZ.
Check out our Student Tax Return section to learn more about how to file your taxes, what forms to submit and when you may need further advice!
Get Help With Your Taxes
Win a (small) Pot of Gold

The month of March brings St. Patrick’s Day- a holiday that started in Ireland as a religious feast day and is now a celebration of Irish culture in many countries around the world. According to an old Irish legend, there is a pot of gold waiting for those who chase down the end of a rainbow. If you’re feeling lucky let us know on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter what you would do if you found a pot of gold- impress us with your answer and we might give you that pot of gold (in the form of a $25 Amazon gift card of course)!

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Mina is Coming Back!

Each month we have a guest international student advisor that is ready to answer any questions you have about becoming an international student. This month we’ve added a twist. Mina Morgan from The Language Company is coming back to host a special ESL student advisor month! If you have questions specific to learning English as a second language, asking Mina is a great chance to have your questions answered. Having worked at The Language Company for 11 years, Mina has the first-hand knowledge that students who want to learn English as a second language need.

Ask Mina Your ESL Questions

Spring Break Travel Insurance

Spring Break Travel InsuranceSpring Break is upon us and for many students this is a time to let your hair down and perhaps do some traveling and exploring. Many school insurance plans do not provide coverage when you leave the country. So before you travel, make sure you are covered - we offer a range of low-cost, comprehensive alternatives that can start from as little as $0.77/day or for Europe-only travel €0.54/day.

Learn more about the Atlas Travel plan and the European Travel insurance plans!

Learn about Spring Break Insurance

Essay Writing

Whether you are applying for admissions, a scholarship, or a job, you will need to write an essay telling the committee why you are the right candidate. We have an entire section on essay writing dedicated to helping you write an essay that stands out from the rest.

Check out the Essay Writing Center for guidance on how to brainstorm ideas, how to structure your essay, what to write and best approaches for editing.

How to Write Better Essays
This Month's Featured Schools
New York City Edition
The New School - Forward-thinking educators founded The New School in 1919 to defy the intellectual constraints of traditional college education. The New School offers degree programs in Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Media, Philosophy, and Liberal Studies to name a few.
Monroe College - Where students take a Liberal Arts core and combine it with their program of choice to ensure a well-rounded, comprehensive education. Programs include Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Health Services Administration, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Nursing, and Public Health.
Parsons The New School for Design - Cultivated outstanding artists, designers, scholars, businesspeople, and community leaders for more than a century. They offer degrees in Fashion, Art, Media, Technology, Design and Design Strategies and more.
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