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6 Free Apps You’ll Need in College

Your smartphone doesn’t always have to be a distraction away from school. When used properly and at the right time, your phone can help you a lot inside and outside of the classroom. Instead of carrying stacks of…

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How to Explore the U.S. This Summer for Cheap (or Free)

If you have no firm plans after the academic year ends (and a flight home sounds too expensive), it might be time to explore the country outside of your campus. The United States is a massive place: each…

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3 Ways to Stay Connected to Home

Staying connected with your family when they’re just 100 miles away can be a challenge. So what do you do when you’re separated by an ocean and an expensive plane ride? Once the hard work of getting into…

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How to Get an SSN

At some point while you study in the United States, you may have to consider applying for a social security number, otherwise known as an SSN. Not all international students need an SSN. You can open a bank…

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10 Secrets To a Successful US Student Visa Interview

You’ve done everything right: you’ve gotten an acceptance letter from a U.S. school, you’ve been working and saving for your trip, and your conversational English is fantastic. But then everything can change based on the results of this…

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5 Tips For Finding Off-Campus Housing

International students studying in the United States have plenty to think about when planning their arrival. In addition to preparing visa paperwork and handling onboarding with their new school, the prospect of finding housing in a new place…

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How to Get a State ID or Driver’s License

You’re an international student. You’ve just arrived in the US ready to begin a challenging and competitive degree program. It’s time to just sit back in the student lounge, hook up to the powerful campus wifi, and focus…

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