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How to Slash Food Costs in College

August 15th, 2016 by Anum Yoon
How to Slash Food Costs in College

If you are currently planning to be a college student in the U.S. or if you already attend a U.S. college, you have probably thought about one of the most important expenses that all students face — food. Feeding yourself in college can be a challenge, especially if you’re new to living independently. You have…

Study Abroad Loans Can Help You See The World

July 6th, 2016 by Lette Berhe
Study Abroad Loans Can Help You See The World

For most American students taking out a loan to pay for college is a given, but many students do not consider the possibility of using the money to help them study abroad to enrich their college experience. If a study abroad program has not been on your radar, it may be time to reconsider. In…

How to Survive College Without a Car

April 10th, 2016 by Anum Yoon
How to Survive College Without a Car

Compared to the rest of the world, the U.S. has a pretty big emphasis on car culture. The country has always been car-obsessed, and recently a study showed that the U.S. has a record four cars for every five of its citizens. Unless you’re in a city like New York or Washington D.C., the infrastructure for public…

International Students Must File Taxes – Due April 18th!

March 11th, 2016 by Lette Berhe
International Students Must File Taxes – Due April 18th!

Tax season has already begun and many international students are not aware that they must file a US tax return as well – even if they’ve never earned any money in the US.  All students must file their US taxes on or before April 18, 2016. For most international students, this process will be easy…

5 Tips to Remember When Planning to Travel Back Home

February 24th, 2016 by Anum Yoon
5 Tips to Remember When Planning to Travel Back Home

“There’s no place like home” is a popular saying in the U.S. Studying in the U.S. is a great opportunity, but heading home to visit friends and family is especially exciting. No matter how much you’re enjoying your time in the U.S., it’s normal to feel some homesickness. Before you go back to your home…

US Citizens May Be Eligible for Student Tax Credit

February 23rd, 2016 by Lette Berhe
US Citizens May Be Eligible for Student Tax Credit

The 2016 tax season officially opened on January 19. No one looks forward to doing their taxes, but with the new American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) it might be worth taking some time to file. This tax credit was first available in 2009; and, in 2012 was extended to continue until 2017. So you may…

3 Ways to Save Money on Books

February 11th, 2016 by Lette Berhe
3 Ways to Save Money on Books

Most of you have started or will be starting a new semester. At the start of each new semester, is when students find themselves spending the most money. On what, you ask? A new course load means new classes and new classes mean lots of new books. It´s that time of the year where you…

5 Things to Consider Before Transferring to a U.S. College

January 22nd, 2016 by Anum Yoon
5 Things to Consider Before Transferring to a U.S. College

Are you thinking that attending university in the U.S. is right for you, but you don’t know where to begin? The transferring process may seem daunting, so it’s easy for a prospective student to get overwhelmed. But don’t let that uncertainty keep you from following your dreams — as long as you do your research…

A 2016 Budget to Start the Year With Dollar Bills!

January 4th, 2016 by Lette Berhe
A 2016 Budget to Start the Year With Dollar Bills!

Now that many of you have experienced your first semester, or first few quarters, as an international student you probably have already established your routine. Although we all try our hardest to manage our finances, it is an ongoing process and there is always room for improvement. Now that you have figured out what works…

Top 5 Ways International Students Fund Their US Education

December 3rd, 2015 by Lette Berhe
Top 5 Ways International Students Fund Their US Education

On November 16th, the Institute of International Education published its 2015 Open Doors Report. The Open Doors Report is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and provides an in-depth look into the changing trends of international students who study in the U.S. and of American students…

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