International Students in the USA Category

Blog posts that address insurance issues of importance for international students studying in the USA.

F1 Visa Students Have Work Opportunities Too

Monday, December 16th, 2013

College is expensive. It’s no secret, and many students find themselves working at least part-time to finance their education and living expenses. But working during college is not just about making money, it’s also about building a resume and gaining first-hand experience in your field of study. International students have even fewer options when they find [...]

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Insurance – Do I need it?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

For new international students in the USA, this week marks probably the first major holiday in your calendar with Thanksgiving. To many students, this will be a totally new event and you may not have celebrated it before, but in short its a big deal in the USA. Some would even say that Thanksgiving is [...]

 

International Student Numbers in the USA Continue to Grow

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Yesterday saw the release of the 2013 Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange, which charts the development of international student and study abroad enrollment in the USA. It is released each year to coincide with International Education Week (11th to the 15th November 2013) and this year it has shown a large increase in [...]

 

Top 10 Ways to Fail your F1 Visa Interview

Friday, November 1st, 2013

All international students know the stressful feeling of applying for and interviewing for an F1 student visa. Many students prepare for months, only to be denied their visa. The truth of the matter is that on paper, you might meet every qualification, but if you don’t have the right answers for your interviewer and be [...]

 

Top 5 Tips for Applying for OPT

Monday, October 28th, 2013

For most international students, OPT is an excellent way to get further experience, but also to get their foot in the door at a US company. To learn more about what OPT is, please visit our insurance explained section where we have a range of articles that cover all areas of OPT in more depth. [...]

 

Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid As A New International Student

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The start of the new school year is right upon us, and for many international students you will be trying to settle in, registering for all your classes and attending orientation sessions. It could also be the first time many students have been abroad, and away from your family/ friends and everything that is familiar. [...]

 

Navigating the US Healthcare System Video

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions we hear from students and schools alike, is that there are not enough resources available for international students to learn about navigating the US healthcare system. Probably one of the most complex systems in the world, we find many students are unsure of how to seek treatment [...]

 

Study Abroad Myths Exposed

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Studying abroad can sometimes get a bad reputation, depending on who you have talked to in the past about their experience. To clear the air and give this international adventure the reputation it deserves, we are going to de-bunk some common myths about studying abroad. Study Abroad Myth 1: It Will Cost Too Much While [...]

 

Don’t Blow It – What to expect at your F1 visa interview

Monday, July 8th, 2013

If studying in the US is part of your higher education plans, you’ve probably been working hard to obtain your F-1 student visa. Check out this article on How to Apply for an F1 Visa to learn about the entire application process. Although extensive, most of the F1 visa application steps are straightforward, and if [...]

 

How To Get a Job on OPT – Target the Right Employers!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

For many international students in the United States, the capstone to their US education comes after graduation when they are allowed to work legally in the US for up to a year on the optional practical training program, or OPT.  For those lucky students in a STEM field – science, technology, engineering or mathematics – [...]