Living in the USA

Housing
Housing

In order to do your best in school, you’ll need a place to live so you can watch TV with the goal of being extremely productive. Some schools generously provide housing to international undergraduate...

Transportation
Transportation

You’ve traveled far and wide to get to the USA and to start your education. But once you’ve found your way to your school’s campus and unpacked, you have to figure out how to...

Money and Banking
Money and Banking

Let’s talk about money. Whether we pay with cash, credit card, or online payment, we still have to pay for stuff – and that money has to come from somewhere, too. So read on...

Shopping
Shopping

We know, everyone shops online these days. But just in case you decide to go shopping to a real, physical store, you should have insider knowledge about what to look for and how to...

Mailing and Shipping
Mailing and Shipping

You’re happy in school, but you miss your family and your mom’s birthday is coming up. Send her a card and gift! There are several types of mail delivery and shipping options, and we’ve...

Safety and Security
Safety and Security

Being in a foreign country can feel, well, foreign. How do you feel safe in a new place? Or in any place? We have advice for you. First, and most importantly, in case of...

Healthcare
Healthcare

For better or for worse, unlike other countries, the USA does not provide socialized healthcare. And because medical care can be very expensive, it’s vital to have health insurance in order to reduce overall...

Families with Children
Families with Children

If your visa allows it, you may be able to bring your spouse and children to live with you in the USA while you’re working hard on your degree. It’s a great opportunity, but...

Entertainment
Entertainment

We know you came to the USA to study, but you also need some down time. Your options for how to have fun and relax will vary very much depending on where your school...

Cultural Differences in the USA
Cultural Differences in the USA

Anytime you move, you’ll face changes. But when you move abroad, even temporarily, the culture will be different too. But don’t base your expectations about the USA on tv shows and movies, since they...

Professional Associations
Professional Associations

This section provides links to professional membership organizations and associations for educators involved with international student exchange and study abroad. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) AACRAO is the national professional...

Student Exchange Programs
Student Exchange Programs

AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.AFS is an international non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help promote international understanding and a peaceful world. Among other programs, they offer the AFS Global Classroom. American Institute for...

Resources for International Students in the USA and Canada
Resources for International Students in the USA and Canada

Publications for International Students in the USA and Canada International Admissions: How to Get Accepted to U.S. Colleges by Mandee Heller Adler, Aimee Heller, Cheree Heller Liebowitz Gain the tools and resources needed to...

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