Expatriate Blog Posts

Timeline for Study Abroad Planning

Timeline for Study Abroad Planning

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on January 21, 2016 in Study Abroad

Study abroad preparation is important for a smooth trasition and successful experience. This timeline breaks down the process into helpful steps to follow, beginning as early as 18 months prior to departure. Timelines for all students will vary based on country of origin, the procedures of the university they will attend, and more. For some students, the process can take as long as two years; for others as short as 6 months.... Read More ...

The Best Ways to Make Studying in the U.S. Affordable

The Best Ways to Make Studying in the U.S. Affordable

Posted by Brianna Weidman on January 8, 2016 in Study Abroad

It’s easy to dismiss your dream of pursuing a college education in the United States- after all, the prospect of traveling to the U.S. for an international study program can seem financially daunting, if not downright impossible. But a strategy that combines financial aid, scholarships, and/or loans with personal savings and realistic decision-making is a solid approach that can make your dreams come true. With careful planning and the following tips, you can find ways to cut the cost of your college education in America.... Read More ...

Music Study Abroad: Top 5 Destinations

Music Study Abroad: Top 5 Destinations

Posted by Brianna Weidman on August 31, 2015 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad offers a unique opportunity for college students to broaden their horizons and get a glimpse into the inner workings of the global community. For most, the once-in-a-lifetime experience of studying abroad and engaging with a foreign culture is both valuable and enriching. This unique experience will provide you with a world-class education in global human relations, while also expanding your international network- thereby putting you a step ahead in the career process.... Read More ...

Expatriate Tax Basics for U.S. Citizens

Expatriate Tax Basics for U.S. Citizens

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 1, 2015 in Travel

The United States is one of the few countries that tax a citizen on their worldwide income, regardless of where the income comes from. Finding accurate, easy-to-understand expatriate tax information is difficult. U.S. citizens will need to file taxes no matter if they reside in Italy, Singapore, or China. Read up on some things that... Read More ...

Resources for Students Studying Abroad

Resources for Students Studying Abroad

Posted by Jarred Juett on September 24, 2014 in Study Abroad

No matter your home country or where you will study, studying abroad may be a challenging experience. As you transition from your home into a new culture, you will experience culture shock. One of the best ways to deal this transition period is to know what resources are available to you and how to best use those resources. International student resources come in various forms: critical information, programs that can help you get connected to school and make living abroad easier, and where to find these resources.... Read More ...

Types of Tourist Visas for the US

Types of Tourist Visas for the US

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 28, 2014 in Travel

If you want to visit the United States, there are several types of tourist visas for the US. For temporary visits, there are three different types of non-immigration visas. There is the visitor visa, the temporary worker visa, and the student/exchange visa. We will look at each type so you can figure out which one is right for your trip to the United States.... Read More ...

Living as an Expat in Abu Dhabi

Living as an Expat in Abu Dhabi

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Abu Dhabi has become quite the destination for expats over the last decade. As a beautiful island in the country of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is close to Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. Abu Dhabi was once a pearling island and has since grown rapidly as a leading oil foundation in the UAE.... Read More ...

Tips for Completing the Visa Application Process

Tips for Completing the Visa Application Process

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

So you’ve decided where you’d like to go for your extended stay overseas! You’re excited to start the journey, but you know that there is a lot to do before you board the plane to your destination. Travelling internationally takes careful planning.... Read More ...