February Edition #252

This month we have a lot to look forward to including Valentine’s Day, spring break planning and gearing up to file your tax returns! Filing your tax return might not actually be something you’re thrilled about, but you can at least rest assured that we have the information and resources you need to get through it. Also, if you’ve had a few weeks of classes behind you it might be time to turn back to your health and cash flow- get details on culture shock and working in the US to help you out during February. As always, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey!

The International Student Team


5 Online Dating App Tips for International Students

February is here and you can feel the love in the air as we approach Valentine’s Day. If you’re thinking about turning to dating apps to find that special someone, there are a few things you should know first. Read our five tips for international students using dating apps!


Combating Culture Shock

You've had your whole life to become familiar with your home country's culture but what happens when you are exposed to an entirely new country and culture? International students are very likely to experience something called culture shock. Culture shock happens when the cultural aspects of a new country become overwhelming, and it can seriously affect your mental health. Learn more about what culture shock is, the four stages that students go through and tips to get through it.


Featured Schools

University of Colorado Denver
CU Denver's impact is not only felt in the US, it's felt around the world. International students can expect a high standard for their education experience at this university.


Adelphi University
Student life at Adelphi University is active, fun, and diverse making it easy for international students to adjust to a new environment in the great state of New York.


McNeese State University
McNeese State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been providing quality education to students since 1939. See for yourself why McNeese is so great!



Tax Season in the US is Here

Tax season is here again and so is our Online Wizard for the IRS Tax Form 8843. Every international student in the US, and each of their dependents, is required to fill out this form even if they did not receive income last year. Our Tax Form 8843 Wizard simplifies the daunting task of completing this form and keeps your information safe by discarding data associated with the form. Provide the Wizard with the required information and it will populate the form for you; all you have to do after that is print, sign and mail your form to the IRS. Check it out and get your Form 8843 done ahead of the April 15th deadline!


Traveling Over Spring Break

We’re well aware that spring break is still about a month away and we don’t mean to get you excited too early- but it’s almost here! There’s no such thing as making travel plans too far in advance and our Student Travel Center has all that a traveling student could need; whether you’re looking to book that vacation you’ve been thinking about or going home to see family, it’s a good place to start your journey.


Working in the United States

International students should be aware that working in the USA on a student visa comes with several limitations. It’s important for students like you to explore options based on your situation and keep in touch with your international student office for guidance. Check out the common work options for students trying to work and study in the USA to get started.