March Edition #277

As you study for midterm exams, we’re sure you’ve got Spring Break on your mind! In this month’s newsletter, we have a resource that can help you get a great deal on flight tickets. But before you start packing your suitcase, we have some business to take care of, starting with tax season. You can get a head start on filing your tax return with our tax section and Form 8843 Wizard. Additionally, we have information on studying business in the US, learning a new language online, and hobbies that you can pick up while studying in the US. Enjoy!

The International Student Team


File Your Tax Return

Tax day isn’t until April 18th so you still have some time to file. But wouldn’t it be nice to cross that off your to-do list? Use our tax resources to complete your tax return early so you won’t have to worry about it at the end of the semester when you’re busy with final papers and exams. Our free Form 8843 Wizard will produce the completed document for you when you provide your tax information. This tool does not save your personal information meaning it’s convenient and safe.

We know you have a lot of tax questions. You will also have an opportunity to ask a tax expert questions about filing your tax return as an international student in the US. Be sure to join our livestream: How to File a Tax Return in 2022 as an International Student, on March 16th at 11 AM Eastern Time. Watch live (or after) on our Facebook page or YouTube channel. RSVP below and send in your questions before!


Get Ready for Spring Break

Looking to travel and explore during Spring Break? Don’t forget to check out our Student Travel Center to find some great ways to get to your destination. If you need a flight make sure you explore our student airfare page to discover low-cost flights for students around the world. Start planning your spring break trip today before flights fill up!


Why Study Business in the US

Year after year, business consistently ranks in the top 5 majors among US international students. Many see the US as a strong, business-oriented country which makes it an ideal choice for earning a business degree. Additionally, business is a broad field which means that you can work virtually anywhere with a business degree. If you are looking to gain work experience, there are countless opportunities for CPT and OPT work in the field of business. To read more about studying business in the US, check out our subject guide below.


Featured Schools

College of Central Florida
At the College of Central Florida, you can earn an affordable degree online or on campus with the 2+2 University Transfership Program! Graduates of Associate in Arts (2+2 program) are guaranteed university transfer admission to a public state university in Florida. Take the first step toward your dream career today!


Auburn University
Start your degree in your home country while earning US credits that transfer to Auburn University with the American Collegiate Live digital classroom experience. Learn from world-class faculty in real time and receive bilingual academic support with counselors in your time zone. Discover all Auburn has to offer and start your journey today!


American University of Antigua
AUA is an accredited international medical school dedicated to providing a medical education of the highest quality. Located in the Caribbean, students who want a career in the medical field rely on AUA for a high-quality education. Explore AUA to see if it’s the right option for you.



Learn a New Language Online

Before studying in a new country, it's important to become familiar with their official language(s). Lingoda can help you learn English, Business English, German, French and/or Spanish from the comfort of your home. All you need is a computer or a mobile device with a reliable internet connection. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, CEFR aligned live classes are available 24/7 and you will learn the language with qualified, native-speaking teachers.

Not ready to pay for classes yet? Lingoda offers a 7-day trial period which includes either 3 group classes or 1 private class so you can try out their services at no cost to you. Get started with learning a new language!


5 Hobbies You Can Pick Up While Studying in the US

Bored? Let’s change that! You should be living your best life during your college years. It may come as a surprise, but there are many unique hobbies you can pick up during your time in the US as an international student. In our latest blog post, we’ve provided five suggestions for activities that you might want to consider giving a try.


Perfect Your Essay Writing Skills

When studying in the US, the endless stream of essays can be daughtening- especially for those who speak English as a second language. Our essay writing center can help you get started by providing tips for general essays, scholarship essays, and even the admissions essay; a true helpful resource as you craft your own perfect essay. Plus, when it comes to having a second set of eyes on your paper once complete, exploring Essaymaster for feedback might also be helpful. Check out our essay center so you can brush up on your essay writing knowledge!