Living in the US

Essential information on housing, life in the United States, family and relationships.

How to Explore the U.S. This Summer for Cheap (or Free)

If you have no firm plans after the academic year ends (and a flight home sounds too expensive), it might be time to explore the country outside of your campus.…
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3 Ways to Stay Connected to Home

Staying connected with your family when they’re just 100 miles away can be a challenge. So what do you do when you’re separated by an ocean and an expensive plane…
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How to Get an SSN

At some point while you study in the United States, you may have to consider applying for a social security number, otherwise known as an SSN. Not all international students…
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10 Secrets To a Successful US Student Visa Interview

You've done everything right: you've gotten an acceptance letter from a U.S. school, you've been working and saving for your trip, and your conversational English is fantastic. But then everything…
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5 Tips For Finding Off-Campus Housing

International students studying in the United States have plenty to think about when planning their arrival. In addition to preparing visa paperwork and handling onboarding with their new school, the…
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How to Get a State ID or Driver’s License

You’re an international student. You've just arrived in the US ready to begin a challenging and competitive degree program. It’s time to just sit back in the student lounge, hook…
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