Athletic Scholarships for International Students

Athletic scholarships for international students have increasingly become of interest to students with strong athletic abilities seeking the opportunity to earn their degree in the United States (US) and play in a variety of sports for American Colleges.  The demand for such student athletes does exist in the US, as colleges are interested in well-rounded individuals to play on their teams.  They are looking for individuals who are strong academically, team players, athletes with drive/focus, and those unique few they feel have the talent to make a significant contribution as a member of their sports team.  Upon being selected, individuals who meet all requirements can receive a financial award, otherwise known as an athletic scholarship.  The coaches of the individual sports teams are entrusted to select talent for their teams and they are in fact the ones that decide whether or not an individual will be offered an athletic scholarship.  [...]

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5 Top Rated Apps for Students Studying Abroad

Students who make the decision to study abroad have many resources available to them to help their transition abroad go smoothly and to assist them in their success as a student.   The smart phone is a highly recommended piece of technology for students who come to study in the United States because it allows them access to so many of these wonderful resources. Studying abroad can be both exciting and daunting and access to these resources can make the entire experience a positive one.  Here we introduce 5 Top rated apps that students studying abroad should be armed with: (1) Viber: This app allows users to utilize WIFI and/or 3G to make calls, text, video call, and send photos.  Students can easily and cost effectively stay connected with family and friends back home who also have Viber.  This is a particularly great app for parents who have concerns regarding staying [...]

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F-1 Visa Checklist


An international student applying for an F-1 visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad will need to present the following, please make full use of this checklist before applying your F-1 Visa I-20 Certificate of Eligibility Form provided by ISSO at UCSF Letter of admission provided by Graduate Division or UCSF professional school Financial support documents (Current proof of support that would meet expenses for program duration as indicated on Form I-20 (i.e. bank statements, award letters or loan approval letters) Passport valid for a minimum of six months into the future at the time of entry Form DS-156 “Nonimmigrant Visa Application” available at the Consulate office or the Department of State website Form DS-157 “Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application” if the  applicant is male and between the ages of 16 and 45. Available at the Consulate office or by clicking here. Two photos (see requirements here) MRV fee Machine Readable [...]

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The top 5 Reasons for Studying in the U.S.

Studying in the U.S.

There are many reasons for studying in the U.S. when thinking about studying abroad. Top five are the excellent education system, putting to practice a new language, a new perspective in how other people live, as well as gaining a life and cultural experiences that you will keep with you for the rest of your life. It is of universal knowledge that there is no better way of learning a language than living in the country in which you are learning that language. As you already know, English is the most commonly used language in the world. Therefore studying in the U.S, you have a higher chance of learning it and improving your speech faster because you’ll need it to move around and communicate with people. Every country is different in its infrastructure including its education system. The education system in the U.S gives foreign students the freedom to explore [...]

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Why Choose Home Stay?


It’s common for students to flock to live in arrangements that are similar to their current housing: dorms or apartments.  Some students contend that living with a host family cramps their style, but this is rarely the case.  Most students who live with a family enjoy the freedom to come and go as they please.  They also enjoy home-cooked meals and insightful conversations with their hosts.  Which you won’t get in student housing. Here are 5 benefits of living with a Homestay: 1.  You learn the language faster. If you are studying English in U.S, then living with a home stay family is definitely the best way to adjust.  The more time you spend with other Canadians, the more you are forced to speak the country’s native language.  The best way to learn is to use it all the time without a crutch. 2.  You experience the customs and tradition [...]

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