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Get Help Filing Your Taxes
international student taxMark your calendar for April 15th when your taxes are due! That’s right - every international student and their dependents (yes, that means your spouse and children) must file their taxes by April 15th. The paperwork you need to file with the IRS will depend on whether you received any sources of income:
  • Haven’t received any sources of income? You and your dependents will each need to submit Form 8843
  • Received sources of income? You’ll need to submit Form 8843 and most likely Form 1040NR-EZ
Need more help? Check out our Student Tax Return section that can help you step-by-step figure out which forms your need to file before the deadline! Or watch our short, 4 minute video overview covering international student tax filing!
Get Help With Your Taxes
Student Insurance Plans Update

On April 1st, International Student Insurance will update its two primary insurance plans, as it does every year. The Student Secure and Atlas Travel plans are two of the best insurance options for students around the world, whether you are planning to study abroad or just traveling - they offer world class benefits from one of the world’s leading insurance markets, Lloyds of London.

If you have already purchased coverage prior to April 1, 2014, there will be no changes to your plan, even if you renew or extend your coverage. The new benefits will only come into force for plans purchased on or after April 1st 2014.

To learn more about the plans, please visit the Student Secure or Atlas Travel pages. With prices starting at just $30/ month for an international student inside the USA on the Student Secure - it is still the most affordable insurance solution available!

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Springtime Selfie Contest

International students like you work hard to better yourself and those around you- now is your chance to reap a small reward for your effort. Whether cleaning up your resume, picking up trash on campus or organizing your dorm- share your Springtime selfie by tweeting it to us @intstudent or posting on our Facebook timeline before April 25th.

The selfie with the most favorites or likes will win a $25 Amazon gift card. Now you have an even better reason to get a great selfie!

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Live from New York - it’s Aleta Anthony!

Aleta Anthony - SUNY, Brockport Each month we have a new guest advisor available for current and future international students to ask their questions to. This month Aleta from the State University of New York- Brockport is ready to help students like you get the answers you need. Aleta has been at SUNY- Brockport since 2011 where she is currently the Associate Director of International Student Recruitment.

SUNY-Brockport is rated among the “Best in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review and ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report.

Ask Aleta Your Question
This Month's Featured Schools
ESL at CSI – Chicago - The Computer Systems Institute is a private college geared towards preparing students for careers in the ever changing computer industry. Their ESL programs teach Intensive English, Academic English, and Business English to students eager to make a mark in the world of computer systems. CSI has campuses across the US including Chicago and Boston.
John F. Kennedy University was founded in 1964 in honor of the 35th president of the United States. The University features three campuses in the San Francisco Bay area with nationally recognized programs that offer innovative and flexible higher education opportunities.
National University offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across its three campuses in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. The University’s flexible, challenging degree programs allow students to work at their own pace and gain valuable experience with coursework geared towards turning your potential into your success.
What Are You Doing This Summer?

Summer is a great time of year, giving you the chance to take a break from school. You can make the most of your time, whether it’s spent bolstering your resume or taking some time to travel and explore!


SummertimeWith such a competitive job market out there, it’s important to start thinking about other ways you can sell yourself after graduation. Internships are a great way to do this, giving you the opportunity to get real-world work experience and begin developing your network of contacts. Now is the time to start thinking about this, as many competitive internships will fill up soon. To land the internship, you will be required to submit a resume, cover letter, and even interview with staff. Check out our Resume Writing section that includes samples of cover letters, resumes, and provides you with information on putting together a solid application!

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Time to Travel

SummertimeAs an international student, you are in an exciting place to jumpstart your summer trip! Whether you plan to travel within your destination country or explore nearby countries, it’s time to take advantage of your new home. There is so much to plan to make the most of your trip, including accommodations, transportation, and more! Let us help you begin your search at our International Student Travel Center which has everything you need to make low-cost, discounted arrangements!

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