May Edition #255

Over the past few weeks we’ve all developed a new normal. Through these changes, it has likely sparked ideas, concerns, and insight. To help you get through everything new thrown your way we’ve compiled a number of resources for you. Here you can find information on taking care of your mental health, common ways schools are making accommodations during Covid-19, how you can connect with other international students online, the latest on state tax return extensions, and ways to keep searching for a great university. Just as each of you are staying committed to your education, we are also staying committed to helping you continue on your path.

The International Student Team


Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month

This month is a reminder to college students everywhere that it’s important to make mental health a priority. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it’s the perfect time to educate yourself on issues surrounding mental health so that you can help yourself as well as those around you. Our latest blog outlines everything from tips on coping, to mental health resources available to international students.


Facebook Live With Valencia College on May 28th

Valencia College in Orlando, FL is a highly accredited community college offering two-year associate degree programs that transfer to a Florida public university. Join us on May 28th as we go live on Facebook with Valencia College to discuss the admissions process, scholarships and accommodations made for students during COVID-19. We hope you can make it but in the meantime, get to know Valencia through their profile on!


Featured Schools

Maryville College
Maryville College offers an Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Program year-round for anyone interested in improving their English skills. Students in the program can expect to receive high-quality instruction that strengthens their ability to succeed in a US academic environment.


Florida State College at Jacksonville
The English Language Intensive (ELI) Program at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) combines English language training with opportunities for students to immerse themselves in American culture. Upon completion of the program, students will be adequately prepared for a degree program at FSCJ or another higher education institution.


University of Illinois at Chicago Global
Through the University of Illinois at Chicago Global pathway program, international students can expect to receive the attention they need to succeed at a US university. International students who enroll will get application support, pre-arrival guidance, campus transition help, academic support, and career growth assistance.



Updates for International Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

With so many changes occurring on a daily basis, it can be hard to keep up with all of the latest COVID-19 news and how it affects international students like you. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Check out one of our recent blogs that includes some of the latest updates surrounding online education, university resources, and test-taking alternatives.


File Your Tax Returns Before the Deadlines

By now, we're sure you've heard that the IRS's federal tax return deadline has changed to July 15th this year. What you may not know is that states have also changed deadlines to fall on various dates, some of which are approaching soon. Find out when your state income tax deadline is and get tax help through's resources!


Join our Thriving International Student Community Facebook Group

Have you heard? The International Student Community Facebook Group is quickly growing with new members each day! A few weeks ago, we created the group as a safe space for international students to make friends, ask questions, and share useful information. We’re thrilled to say that the group is now a thriving online community for international students and we don’t see that slowing down any time soon. If you’re a current or future international student who wants to join this group to connect with other students, simply send a request!