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.

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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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Shopping list to travel USA

May 15,17

Clothes and apparel 1. T-shirts (round neck) – 8 2. T-shirts (collared) – 3-4 3. Jeans (stick to blue/black) – 6-7 4. Formal shirts – 3 5. Formal trousers – 2 6. Undergarments – at least 15 pairs (very important) 7. Formal suit – 1 complete set 8. Ties – 2-3 9. Shorts/three-fourths – 5-6 10. Track pants – 2-3 11. Swimming trunks – 1 (if you plan to swim …

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How to Buy Health Insurance in USA?

May 15,17

Health Insurance is the most important thing you need to buy as soon as you reach USA. This articles talks about health insurance costs at US universities, health insurance deductibles, how the insurance system works etc. Health Insurance System in USA Hospital costs and medical bills are very high in USA. For example, In India we pay 50-200 rupees for doctor visit when you have cold or cough. But in …

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Apartment Leasing and Living tips in USA

May 15,17

Most of you are currently in USA and are about to rent an apartment. Here I am giving you some tips before signing apartment lease which would help you to avoid fines when you are vacating the apartment. Apartment Leasing and Living Tips Some tips for leasing an apartment in USA and apartment living. Sign short-term leases Worst thing in USA in renting an apartment is – you need to …

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How to find Best Laptop Deals in USA

May 15,17

Learning to find a laptop with required configuration at best price is our goal in this article. Without going through each and every laptop company website and wasting time, you have popular deals websites that could get you Best laptop deals. These deals websites list excellent laptops deals from almost all manufacturers. Mos of the indian students in USA regularly follow these website. Best laptop deal Websites 1) Deals2Buy Most …

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How to Buy a Cell Phone in USA

May 15,17

This article is especially for Fall 2012 students who want to buy a cell phone. If you don’t have any relatives or friends to help you to buy a cell phone after entering USA, you must read this article to purchase a cell phone. As we see Vodafone, BSNL, Reliance in India, US has four major networks(carriers). 1) AT&T 2) T-Mobile 3) Verizon 4) Sprint Restrictions/Confusions in buying a cell …

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US Visiting visa (B-2) for parents to attend Graduation Ceremony

May 15,17

This article talks about B-2 Visiting visa – US Visiting visa. If you want to get your family members or relatives for your gradwalk, you need to apply for B-2 Visa. To Obtain B-2 Visa, you need to go through same process of Filling DS-160 form, Visa Interview as you did for F1 Visa. This article also lists the documents required to attend B-2 Visa and discuss about requirements for …

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