Trump and H1B immigration

Oct 24,18

Trump has taken over the H1B and F1 Visa quite prominently, it has created a havoc for international students seeking to study in the United States and more so for the employees who are serving in myriads of IT companies already. The changes in the H1B immigration status has affected people on the personal and professional, both the fronts. Let’s take a quick view of how Trump has changed things …

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Update 2018: Problems with US H1B and F1 Visa

Oct 13,18

If you have been planning on going to the united states for your masters, you must have heard about the turmoil after Trump became the president. There are tons of problems with US H1B and F1 Visa cropping up every single day, it is making life strenuous for students who wish to go to the United States for further studies. And for those who reside in the universities, it has …

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Education Loans Challenges and Opportunities

Mar 25,18

Today the dreams of pursuing higher education from renowned institutions both at home and abroad are catching up amongst the new-gen youth like wild fire. With every promising young mind aspiring for best quality schooling, which we know comes at a cost, loans are gaining vital connotations in the education sector. Educational loans are fast emerging as support systems for those unable to afford study abroad or even at the …

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Transitioning into your new life abroad

Feb 23,18

The ups and downs of transitioning into your new life abroad Studying abroad is an amazing yet challenging opportunity. It is easier to prepare for the fun and adventure than the obstacles. In an attempt to better prepare students for the trials that come with studying abroad, my program provided an introduction packet. It gave general facts and information on the specific country as well as what to expect when …

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Study Abroad Challenges For International Students from India

Jan 31,18

Study abroad experience was a great experience for me. I learned a lot and had some great memories. But, you should not make the mistake of assuming that it will be all rosy. At times, it will be hard and emotionally taxing. But believe me; you will come out as a stronger and more confident person. It’s all about getting out of your comfort zone, express yourself, have fun, and …

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The Value of a Stanford MBA

Jan 5,18

An article up on “Bloomberg BusinessWeek” paints a portrait of the value of a Stanford MBA. Written by Shahien Nasiripour the piece (“Why Stanford MBAs Earn the Most“) focuses on how Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, ranked second — after Harvard Business School — in the latest “Bloomberg BusinessWeek” ranking of top MBA programs.  Take a look: Stanford University’s business school has produced at least four self-made billionaires and 244 active …

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Donald Trump and the US F1 Visa Policies

Dec 1,17

Ever since Trump made clear his intentions with regard to visa policy for immigrants, the number of international students, especially those that follow Islam, have been understandably dropping. These unfriendly policies have definitely impacted Indian students as well. Irrespective of what religion they follow, the number of Indian students wanting to study in the US has been adversely affected. However, it isn’t all doom and gloom for students still interested …

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Top 9 Business Schools in the US

Nov 10,17

Watch the short videos on Quick facts and overview of the of the top 9 MBA programs in the US by Stoodnt experts, and guess the No. 10 MBA program. If you guess it right, your MBA application for any one of the MBA programs from this list will be FREE for the 2018 intake. Top 9 Business Schools in the US: Quick Facts & Overview   1. Harvard Business School     …

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Silicon Valley Wants Liberal Arts Students

Nov 8,17

A great article in Forbes Magazine about the value of a liberal arts degree something Stoodnt has been higlighting to many parents and students…take a look: In less than two years Slack Technologies has become one of the most glistening of tech’s ten-digit “unicorn” startups, boasting 1.1 million users and a private market valuation of $2.8 billion. If you’ve used Slack’s team-based messaging software, you know that one of its catchiest innovations is Slackbot, a …

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PostGrad is brutal. What is the most useful life hack in studying?

Oct 11,17

German college is brutal. Here’s how it works: You show up the first day, then the professor dumps 800 slides and a ton of materials on you. After that, class attendance isn’t mandatory, so naturally, you don’t go. At the end of the semester, you have to take one big ass exam that makes up 100% of your grade. *last night pre-exam cramming deluxe here we go* If you’re like …

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Top 5 Ways to Limit Homesickness While Abroad

Sep 27,17

Let’s not beat around the bush – sooner or later homesickness may affect everyone while abroad. Students may sometimes wish they were back home, wish they could eat at their favorite restaurant or wish they could go out with their friends and family. Homesickness is usually caused by unfamiliarity with new surroundings. Everything is so new and different in your study abroad location, and sometimes you just don’t know what …

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How Study Abroad Experience Shaped Up My Career Development and Progression

Sep 22,17

You might have come across several articles on Why Study Abroad, Benefits of Studying Abroad or How Study Abroad Will Help Your Career. Here is my own story on How Study Abroad Experience Shaped Up My Career Development and Progression. If you are a study abroad aspirant, or thinking if study abroad is worth or not, I hope you will find this post useful. Below are top 10 ways in which my study abroad …

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Is USA still a Good Study Abroad Destination for the Indian & International Students?

Sep 6,17

Of late, there has been tremendous hullabulla with Trump Presidency, safety issues of Indian and International Students studying in the US, job uncertainties in the US. So, I would take this opportunity to give you some insights so that you can take a better-informed decision. The US President Donald Trump has introduced (or proposed) quite a few vital changes in the immigration laws. However, the international students are least likely …

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Political Climate Change causes drop in applications from International Students

Sep 4,17

Political climate might keep International Applicants away. Nearly 40 percent of U.S. colleges are seeing declines in applications from international students, and international student recruitment professionals report “a great deal of concern” from students and their families about visas and perceptions of a less welcoming climate in the U.S., according to a survey conducted in February by multiple higher education groups. More than 250 American colleges and universities responded to the survey, …

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United States GPA Calculator

May 15,17

United States GPA Calculator This international GPA calculator is intended to help you calculate the United States Grade Point Average (GPA) based on grades or points from almost any country in the world. The U.S. GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale. How is the GPA calculated? 1) First, the grades are converted to the U.S. equivalent for countries other than the U.S. Chinese Grade U.S. Grade 90 A 85 A- 80 B …

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The 25 Most Beautiful Campus Student Unions

May 15,17

Student Union are the places in the university where you see facilities like Theaters, Auditoriams, some Administrative offices, banks, ATMs, cafeterias etc. Students at US Universities spend at least some time everyday in Student Union buildings to use facilities. During university visits most the students consider a good student union. The 25 Most Beautiful Campus Student Unions Recently BestCollegeReviews ranked ’25 Most Amazing Campus Student Unions’. Here is the list. …

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Universities with Shocking International student enrollment

May 15,17

Some school are having Shocking number of International student enrollment. Most of the Indian students eye for admission into these schools. Some of these universities are safe admits for applicants with average score, some are the only options left for them. US Schools with Highest number of International Students Here is the list of Universities with highest number of International student admissions. University Total Engineering school Enrollment Percent of International …

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Dangerous & Unsafe Cities in USA

May 15,17

List of Dangerous cities in USA Think before applying to Universities in these locations. These are not safe to stay. These are cities listed as dangerous by many World governments for their Citizens. Especially french govt listed many of these cities as dangerous. Boston: Avoid walking at night in Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury, and be wary of“petty crime” in Chinatown, the North End and Fenway. New York: Be wary in …

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How Health insurance works in USA?

May 15,17

When you are travelling to USA on temporary visas like F1, H1B, or visitor visa you might be interested to buy Health Insurance. This article covers all information about buying health insurance for International students, non-immigrats on H1B Visa. How Health insurance works in USA? It’s a complicated thing to understand. First of all you need to know about certain terminology of health insurance industry. Premium: The amount your pay monthly …

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10 Best Cities for Jobs in USA

May 15,17

List of Top 10 cities ranked by job opportunities. Masters students in USA can prefer universities near by these locations to get placed easily. These cities will keep graduates. These Cities have highest job growth rate and best for job seekers especially for Masters Graduates. Rank City Area/Companies: 1 Austin, TX Dell, IBM and Technology hub 2 Washington, D.C. Hospitals and Education sector jobs 3 Fort Worth, TX American Airlines …

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What Americans feel about International Students?

May 15,17

Why American and International Students Don’t Mingle? Michigan State Univ posted a video about Why American students and International student don’t mingle well? This is a Discussion between American students and International students. Go through this video you will see interesting points what Americans feel about international students – Language, Cultural and other differences. Team MachaWe bring people uncensored news and views related to postgraduate studies abroad. Know about everything …

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Best way to Send money from Abroad to India

May 15,17

Want to know about Best way to Send money from USA to India? Tips when you send money from USA to India. Best way to Send money from Abroad to India Most of Indians are sending money to India though transferwise.com these days. Transferwise offers transfers with in 4 hrs. Almost all banks and branches can receive money though Xoom. Best feature of Xoom is you can track transactions. Use this Referral Link to start transferring through …

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How to apply for SSN as International Student

May 15,17

Social Security Number (SSN) is the Unique number given to a US Citizen living in USA, Immigrants and anyone authorized to work in USA (International Students on F1 Visa who have a job, H1B Visa). This article tells you how to apply for SSN /getting SSN Card and the use of Social Security Number (SSN)in USA and some key points about SSN and F1 visa. How to apply for SSN …

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Tips to enroll courses at US universities

May 15,17

In India most of the universities have system of fixed courses each semester, which means subjects will be same for everybody in a particular semester. But coming to US education system, you are free to choose courses. So it is important when/what to choose in course menu. Your department will offer specific courses each semester, you can select from the options. Tips for Course Selection Follow these basic principles of …

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Immunization Requirements for International Students at US Universities

May 15,17

Immunization and Vaccination requirements for International students at US Universities. Tests and Vaccinations required before travelling to USA. Where to get the Immunization certificates? Immunization and Vaccinations for International students US Universities require all students joining the university to provide proof of immunizations against 1)Measles 2) Mumps 3) Rubella 4) Tetanus 5) Diphtheria 6) Pertussis 7) Hepatitis B 8) Meningococcal meningitis 9) Varicella (chicken pox) Usually students need to download …

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