Visa Requirements Category

Blog posts that address visa requirements for particular countries.

Insurance for International Students in Japan

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Japan has become a popular destination for international students and it’s no surprise. Japanese educational institutions offer high education standards as well as affordable tuition. Like all people studying internationally, you will want to consider your health insurance options while you are in Japan. Your options differ depending on the longevity of your stay. Here [...]


F1 Visa Application Cycle

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Many students want to study in the United States, but most don’t know where to truly begin. To be legally admitted into the US to attend a university or other academic institution you will need to apply for a F-1 student visa. The process to obtain your F-1 visa involves 5 specific steps that must [...]


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 [...]


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 a Smooth Schengen Visa Application

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Going through the visa application process is always stressful, made worse by the possibility of having your application rejected, which generally leads to panic and anxiety. Some countries are more lax with visa applications, while others are stricter. Other factors in the ease of the application process include what passport you carry and diplomatic relations [...]


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 [...]


Dependents of the J1 Visa – The J2 Visa World

Monday, June 17th, 2013

With over 170,000 J1 visa holders in the USA each month, there are going to be situations where partners will want to bring their significant other, known in the visa world as dependents. If you are traveling on a J1 visa, your spouse or unmarried child (under the age of 21) typically arrives on a [...]


Health Insurance for International Students in New Zealand

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Have you thought about studying in New Zealand? If so, you’re in good company. In the 2010/2011 academic year, 2900 US students studied abroad in New Zealand according to the latest “open doors” report, but students from around the world have been choosing to make New Zealand their host country and rightfully so. New Zealand [...]


J1 Visa Insurance Plans

Monday, May 6th, 2013

If you are looking to come to the USA, the J1 visa is one of the more common visa categories that will let you work, study and spend up to 1 year (possibly more depending on the program) in the USA. The J1 visa is a student visa, so its not available to everyone, but [...]


Health Insurance for International Students in Finland

Friday, April 12th, 2013

There are a number of great schools within Finland that draw students in each year to complete their studies. Some of the most popular schools in Finland include Aalto University, University of Helsinki, University of Turku, Tampere University of Technology and the University of Oulu. If you will be studying within Finland, whether at one [...]