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International Student Numbers Dropped Before U.S. Presidential Election

Many have speculated that the political climate in the U.S. is to blame for the decrease of international students in the United States, the latest report shows number dropped even before the 2016 U.S. presidential election. However, the total of international students in the country still increased. We’ll explain how this is possible. The Institute of International Education publishes the …

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Recognizing Culture Shock and Tips to Overcome It

There is a universal phenomenon which takes place amongst international students about four to six weeks into the first semester. Culture shock hits hard. Orientation and all the busy activities that go with it are over, classes have begun, the work is getting more difficult, and mid-term exams are looming. It doesn’t help that in many places in the U.S. …

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Making Friends with Americans

Many international students come to the U.S. not only with the goal of learning or improving their English, but also to make friends with Americans. Unfortunately, getting to know your American peers can be quite frustrating. While Americans are generally known to be friendly, they often say and do things that seem to keep others from getting too close. “FRIEND” …

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International Students Help Clean Up Florida Beaches

A group of international students who are temporarily working in the United States this summer volunteered to clean up beaches. The international students who are in Panama City working on J-1 visas decided to spend the day on August 7 cleaning up beaches near the City Pier. This day was also known as National J Day, a day in which …

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MAVNI Program Faces the End?

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The MAVNI program, a program that allowed non-immigrants to join the U.S. Military and earn U.S. citizenship may be coming to an end. The program discontinued in June 2016 after being started in 2009. MAVNI gave the opportunity to certain legal non-citizens who were fully licensed health care professionals or who spoke one of the 44 sought-after languages to join the U.S. Military. In …

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More than 1.18 Million International Students Study in the United States

More than 1.18 million international students on F or M status study in the United States, according to the latest report provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security. F status means students are in the United States for academics, while M status means students are in the country for vocational reasons, such as learning a trade. There …

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Man Arrested in Connection to Missing Chinese Scholar

Yingying Zhang went missing on June 9 and more than 20 days after the disappearance, the FBI arrested a man and charged him with kidnapping. Brendt, Christensen, 27, was under surveillance when agents said they overheard him say he kidnapped Zhang and took her back to his apartment. “Based on this, and other facts uncovered during the investigation of this …

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$300 Scholarship Grand Prize for ISV Magazine Summer Photo Contest

International students have a chance to win the grand prize of a $300 scholarship by participating in the 2017 ISV Magazine Summer Photo Contest. Scholarships will also be awarded for second and third place entries. Show us what life is like in a new country and you could win! Students can submit photos until August 11. For full details, how to …

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