International Student Resources
Being an international student means more than just going to class - it takes a lot of work. The more resources that you have at your fingertips, the easier the transition and great your success. To help you achieve this goal, we have compiled a number of helpful resources. We know that you already have enough fees to worry about with your education; this is why the majority of our resources are offered to you for free! Start learning and enjoy the wealth of information.
For many students, one of the most difficult parts of becoming an international student is finding enough financial aid to make the journey happen. There are multiple outlets available if you are looking for additional funds; you just need to know where to look. Find information on international student loans, scholarships and even work & study.
Depending on your purpose inside the USA you will be issued a certain type of student visa. To obtain a visa for your time inside the USA you must meet certain requirements as indicated by the Federal Government; these vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for. Find out what visa you will need to apply for, how to apply, and the requirements you will need to meet.
The school you attend as an international student can affect your level of education and experience abroad. Our state-by-state school guide can help you find a school with the qualifications, location and budget that you want.
One of the best ways to learn English is to submerge yourself in a culture where English is the official language and attend an English language school. English language schools have different approaches and methods for teaching English, because of this you will want to find a school in your area that fits your style of learning.
Finding a job can be difficult and as an international student it can get confusing. Working in your host country will not be the same as it was within your home country. You must first discover if you are able to legally work within your host country then establish how to begin the job hunting process since it will vary by country.
SAT, TOEFL, GMAT, IELTS, LSAT…you may have heard about these tests, but do you really know what they are and if you will need to take them? Get the break down on what each test is and who typically takes each test. If you find a test you will have to take, get tips and sample questions in our test prep center to help you prepare.
Student Fairs are organized, worldwide events that allow recruiters from US colleges and universities to meet with prospective international students face-to-face. International student fairs are a great way for international students to choose a school that meets their needs - bringing them one step closer to studying in the USA.
Extra, extra, read all about it! Here you have access to a number of resources including our monthly newsletter, student articles and the latest in international student news. For the most relevant international student information, visit this section.
Being an international student is about exploring the unknown but you will still want to keep in touch with those back home. Here you can stay up-to-date on the latest communication options, news and events.
Being an international student requires a lot of essay writing. If you are not accustomed to writing essays in your home country- this can be an especially hard task. Get tips, advice and samples in the writing center.
Scholarships are free money that can be used toward your education and should be your first stop when looking for aid to help fund your studies. Our scholarship database holds hundreds of awards, but you can easily find scholarships that you are eligible for by searching by country, field of study, or university. Good luck!
Each month we will feature a new international student advisor, from a selected school and profile them in our newsletter and encourage students to submit questions through these pages. Submitting a question is very easy as at the bottom of each page we will have a comment box (you just need to use your Facebook account to comment) and then you can submit your questions - as many as you like!
Trying to become an international student inside the US is not an easy process. It requires hard work and dedication long before classes start. We have created a guide to getting into a US college or university to help you navigate through each step and provide you with tips along the way. If you want to study in the US check out guide to get started.