In this issue: Find Flights, Study in Oregon, Networking, Tax Help, Ask an Advisor

Issue # 228 - February 2018
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We’re only through the first month of 2018 and we already have a lot of great things to share with you! Although filing a US tax return isn’t always a fun task our tax section will make the process a lot easier for you. Also, we have so many great resources and tips to help you in the new semester you won’t know where to start- SAT prep, cheap flights, networking advice and of course a few colleges and universities you should consider attending. We hope your new year has been off to a great start and that our newsletter makes it even better.

Best wishes,
The International Student Team

Start Planning Your Spring Break

find flightsAlready dreaming of your spring break trip? Stop dreaming and start planning! A good place to begin is by booking a flight through StudentUniverse. StudentUniverse works with domestic and international major airlines to lower the price on flights so you and your friends can score a deal! Book your spring break adventure and save money on flights with StudentUniverse.

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Why Students Study in Oregon

oregon Every year more students are choosing to study in Oregon and for good reasons! Filled with impressive mountains, massive forests and great schools, Oregon has it all. You can do just about anything in Oregon such as climb Mount Hood, the world’s second-most-climbed mountain. If hiking isn’t your scene Oregon is also home to the friendly city of Portland. Picture yourself on a rainy Oregon day relaxing and sipping coffee at a local shop while working on your homework. Still not convinced? Find out more for yourself:

Life in the US and Preparing for the SAT

your questionsIn case you haven’t heard, each month we have a new international student advisor available to answer your questions. Last month we received a great question from a student in Bangladesh that we want to share with you:
“It is my desire to study in the United States of America. I have yet to sit for my SATs, as I am only a junior in high school. I would like some advice on how to prepare myself for the SATs. I would also like to know about the lifestyle as a student in the US.”

Our January guest advisor, Bryan Lam, provided her with helpful information on this topic. If you’ve also been trying to prepare for the SAT or are curious about life in the US then make sure you read his reply.

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Find a US College or University
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University of Alabama at Birmingham: If you want to study on a campus in the heart of one of the most liveable cities in the US then the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a good option. UAB’s pathway program will help you to improve your English skills while working towards your undergraduate or graduate degree. View More >>

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University of the Rockies: Finding the time to attend school can be tough. The University of the Rockies offers a few different programs to take your education further. Their online learning platform allows you to communicate easily with your instructors and peers to work effectively towards your Master’s or Doctorate degree. View More >>

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Drew University: Safe, beautiful and just a 47 minute train ride to New York City, Drew University has dedicated faculty to assist you in creating your own educational path. Drew also offers a pathway program to ease you into life in the US as you improve your English language skills. View More >>

Are You Networking? You Should be!

networking Networking is key for both personal and professional development. Striking up a casual conversation with the person next to you could lead to an important connection, and possibly a job. Discover how to network, why networking is important, and how you can use it to your advantage as an international student.

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We Have the Tax Help You Need

tax help Worried about tax season coming up? Don’t be! Our tax section has all of the information you need to get started including our brand new Form 8843 Wizard! All international students and their dependents must complete the Form 8843 so let our free wizard help you. If you need further guidance on filing your tax return visit our tax section and get the answers you need to meet the April 17th IRS deadline!

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Ask Lisa Your Question on Studying in the US

Ask an Advisor There’s only 28 days in the month of February, so it’s time to pick up the pace and get work done! If you have any questions during this short month our guest advisor Lisa is ready to help. Lisa works at Cascadia College located near Seattle Washington and helps students with their immigration status, academic studies and adjusting to life in the US. In her free time Lisa enjoys playing her flute and board games with friends! Ask Lisa your question.

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