Resources to support international students - DJDANGER

Resources to support international students

Studying abroad in the United States may seem like an overwhelming challenge, especially if your preparation falls during the holiday season. Here are a few essential partner tips and resources to consider as you start your exciting life as an incoming spring semester student.

Before you begin your education abroad, you’ll need to get an F-1 student visa. Visa requirements vary by country and require applicants to be prepared. 

The visa application process can be daunting and confusing for new students. That’s why there are plenty of resources online to guide you through the process. Additionally, many students prefer to delegate their visa application process to a trusted agency such as Argo, which provides professional assistance in securing F-1 visas.

Whether you choose to handle your visa application yourself or outsource the help, thorough preparation and a clear understanding of specific requirements are key.

Attending a university in the U.S. seems like a dream for many international students, and you may also want to get a job. Your first step should be securing your work authorization as early as possible. 

As an international student, you’re eligible to work on campus without a permit. Available on-campus jobs usually can be found on your school’s portal. However, if you decide to work off campus, you’ll need to obtain Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization. CPT authorization requires that you have a job offer before obtaining a permit. Luckily, in the digital era, finding available jobs can take minutes. A good place for international students to start their search is Zip Recruiter. It  also offers valuable tips and advice for job seekers across the U.S.

Building a career in a foreign country can be a time-consuming process. Therefore, it’s better to develop a plan and start taking action before arriving in the U.S.

Moving to a foreign country is both exciting and challenging, especially when it comes to finding a place to live. As an international student, you may choose to live on or off campus. 

On-campus housing may mean sharing a room and a bathroom with someone else. Some colleges also offer apartment-style dorms with individual rooms and a shared bathroom and living space. The upside of living on campus is convenience to classes, and the downside is limited selection and high demand among students.

Off-campus housing offers more flexibility and choice for students. As an international student, you can find a host family with whom you would live with during your studies. It’s a good option for individuals who want a smooth transition into a new culture. Many new international students choose StudentRoomStay to match with a local host family. It provides comfortable accommodations and seamless integration into the local community.

No matter whether you choose to live on or off campus, it’s important to be safe and like where you live.

Going to college in the United States as an international student is a unique experience, from navigating the visa process to planning for a career. 

Remember to approach each step with patience and diligence and embrace the process. The team wishes you a successful and fulfilling adventure as you embark on your studies in the U.S.

Learn about student exchange in our related post.

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