Visa Requirements Category

Blog posts that address visa requirements for particular countries.

Insurance for Studying Abroad in Russia

April 25th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

Students studying abroad in Russia get to experience one of the most exotic, vast countries in the world. While the size of Russia alone is outstanding, the cultural diversity and educational advantages of this special country are many. But venturing into the unknown comes with increased risks. The change in climate and exposure to new […]

Insurance for International Students in Japan

April 14th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

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 […]

High School Exchange Health Insurance

April 4th, 2014 by Ross Mason

Every year, nearly 50,000 students come into the USA on the J1 visa and participant in high school exchange programs. That number also does not include the students who come in on the F1 visa, so the total number of international high school students could easily be double that. Then when you look at other […]

F1 Visa Application Cycle

February 28th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

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

December 16th, 2013 by Victoria Troupe

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

November 1st, 2013 by Victoria Troupe

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

September 6th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

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

July 8th, 2013 by Victoria Troupe

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

June 17th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

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

May 10th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

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 […]

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