Once I helped an international friend study for her U.S. driving license. She passed both the written and driving portions her first time! I was so proud of her. But do you know what scared the dickens out of me? The fact that this friend had been driving here for over 10 years on her … Read moreA Driving License Is a MUST in the U.S.!
I recently learned about a situation where some international students received large fines from their apartment management company (and didn’t get their rental deposits back) at the end of their lease. Although I don’t know all of the details yet, it is clear that poor communication (on the part of the management) and a lack … Read moreWhy didn’t I get my rental deposit back?
Question from Study in U.S.A.: Should International students who earn money through part-time gigs, and get paid through PayPal, file their taxes? My Answer: This is such a difficult question to answer because of the personal implications. I know many International students struggle financially while they are here, and their visas can be quite limiting. … Read moreShould International students pay taxes?
Questions from Study in U.S.A.: You talked about weather in your book. Prospective students coming for the first time have no clue how severe the winters can be. What is your advice for them? My Answer: One of the comments that I repeatedly hear from my International friends is that winter in the U.S. is … Read moreHow harsh is winter in the U.S.?
During this past summer, Sara and I connected through my author’s page on Facebook (one of the cool benefits of social media). Sara and I share many similar interests–writing, a love of cultural diversity, and a passion to make the world a better place! She has graciously agreed to write a guest blog for me, … Read moreMulticulturalism: A Passport Towards a Harmonious Middle East