Travel visa Blog Posts

Study Abroad Checklist: Everything You Need to Do to Prepare

Study Abroad Checklist: Everything You Need to Do to Prepare

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on April 21, 2016 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an amazing experience, but getting ready for the big trip can be hectic and overwhelming. To ensure you don't forget anything and have a smooth transition to your new host country, it is best to make a checklist to keep yourself on track for your departure.... Read More ...

Everything You Need to Know About Getting an F1 Visa

Everything You Need to Know About Getting an F1 Visa

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on April 14, 2016 in Study Abroad

International citizens who wish to enter the United States are generally required to obtain a visa. For citizens of foreign countries who wish to study in the U.S., a student visa is mandatory. If you are entering the United States to attend a college or university, high school, private elementary school, seminary, conservatory, or other academic institution (including a language training program), you’ll need to take the following steps to obtain your F1 visa:... Read More ...

What Countries Require Health Insurance for Travel Visas?

What Countries Require Health Insurance for Travel Visas?

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on April 4, 2016 in Travel

International travel is an exciting, educational experience. With an American passport, it is possible to visit many countries around the world without any pre-approved travel visa. However, some countries have added a new requirement stating that tourists and other visitors must have travel medical insurance for the duration of their stay. Here's what you need to know before you hit the road.... Read More ...

4 Ways to Work in the U.S. with a Student Visa

4 Ways to Work in the U.S. with a Student Visa

Posted by Andrea Emerson on March 17, 2016 in Study Abroad

Few experiences can match the personal growth, cultural insights, and opportunities that studying abroad provides. For this reason, many international students seek out U.S. schools each year. At some point, many of these students set their eyes on a job, whether for the money, the experience, or just to lighten the load of their tuition. There are four ways to work in the U.S. on an F1 (student) visa that won't land you in hot water with the U.S. government: on-campus, off-campus, Curricular Practical Training, and Optional Practical Training.... Read More ...

How to Work While Studying Abroad in the U.K.

How to Work While Studying Abroad in the U.K.

Posted by Cheryl Alkon on March 10, 2016 in Study Abroad

Thinking about holding down a job while you study abroad in the United Kingdom? New regulations put into place in 2015 may make it harder to do so. Here's what you should know before you apply to schools or programs in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. According to a report by ICEF Monitor, a research firm that focuses on international education, the British government declared in July 2015 that students who are based outside the European Union and enrolled in further education programs can no longer work part time while they are studying.... Read More ...

How to Complete Your Medical Residency in the U.S.

How to Complete Your Medical Residency in the U.S.

Posted by Lauren McNitt on February 11, 2016 in Study Abroad

Practicing medicine in the United States can be appealing to many international medical students and doctors, but the U.S. requires these physicians to undergo an extensive process — including re-completing residency in the U.S. One way to avoid completing two residencies, which could take as long as 10 years, is to complete just one residency — in the United States. However, this can be challenging due to a shortage of slots in residency programs in many states and roadblocks for international students qualifying for financial aid.... Read More ...

Top 9 Resources for U.S. Immigrants

Top 9 Resources for U.S. Immigrants

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on February 3, 2016 in Life Transitions

Moving to the United States is a challenging process. In addition to crossing borders and potential language barriers, new immigrants must consult with many government offices in order to acquire visas and green cards-both of which come with tons of forms and paperwork. While there is no way to remove all of the hurdles of immigration, the following resources may make the process a bit easier to navigate.... Read More ...

How to File a Student Visa Application

How to File a Student Visa Application

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on April 28, 2015 in Study Abroad

The student visa application process can be confusing and time consuming. There are certain steps and procedures than must be done in a certain order; otherwise, you could end up having to start the process over again. Not only is it recommended, but it is also encouraged that you start to file your student visa application as soon as possible. Because of wait times and application review processes,... Read More ...

F1 Visa Guidelines and Rules

F1 Visa Guidelines and Rules

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 2, 2015 in Study Abroad

Are you a student looking to travel to the US for studies? If so, then the F1 visa is the visa that you need to think about. The F1 Visa is for foreign students attending a university, college, high school, private elementary school, seminary, conservatory, or a language-training program in the United States. However, there ... Read More ...

U.S. Visa Information

U.S. Visa Information

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on April 4, 2014 in Travel

Visitors come from all over the world to travel in the United States. From short business trips to permanent immigration, most visitors must obtain a visa before entering the U.S. Knowing international travel requirements before embarking on your journey can save valuable time and prevent travel mishaps.... 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 ...

Checklist For International Travel

Checklist For International Travel

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

International travel is extremely exciting. Whether you are traveling for pleasure or business, you are most likely excited and nervous. You might be excited about the opportunities and experiences ahead of you, or you might be nervous about the experiences ahead of you. We do not always know what lies in front of us, especially ... 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 ...

Visa Requirements for U.S.A.

Visa Requirements for U.S.A.

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Applying for a visitor visa to the United States can be a tricky and confusing process. With these handy tips however, it doesn’t have to be that difficult. While every country’s process is a little different, there are some basic steps that are the same.... Read More ...

Visitor Visa Documents For USA

Visitor Visa Documents For USA

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Applying for a visitor visa can be an extremely stressful process: there are rules, restrictions, and regulations regarding almost every step. One area that can be particularly confusing is what documentation you need to bring to your interview. There are two types of documents, the required documents and then the recommended or supporting documents. It can be confusing, but it isn’t as confusing once you know the difference between the two types.... Read More ...

Types of Tourist Visas for the US

Types of Tourist Visas for the US

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 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 ...

Types of Travel Documents for Entering and Departing the U.S.

Types of Travel Documents for Entering and Departing the U.S.

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

As an international traveler, the requirements for crossing over boundaries change depending on the country. Making sure you have the required visas and necessary travel documents for entering or departing the U.S. are an essential part of international travel. Documents for leaving the U.S. by air U.S. law requires all customers, regardless of citizenship, age... Read More ...

Obtaining a Visitor Visa for U.S. from India

Obtaining a Visitor Visa for U.S. from India

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Planning a trip to the United States can be very exciting, although the visitor visa process can be daunting. There are a few things that are slightly different when obtaining a visitor visa for U.S. from India, so be sure to read through this process carefully to make sure you follow the directions correctly.... Read More ...

U.S. Visitor Visa Application Tips

U.S. Visitor Visa Application Tips

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Applying for a United States visitor visa can be a long and difficult process. Wading through all of the forms and fees only to be rewarded with an intense interview can seem very scary. However, with the help of these handy tips and tricks, you could be breezing through it in no time.... Read More ...

How to Study Abroad

How to Study Abroad

Posted by Cynthia Roush on February 6, 2014 in Study Abroad

Making the decision to study abroad at any age must be done carefully. There is a lot you must consider before you actually leave home and embark on this great opportunity. Where will you go and when? How will you pay for it? Where will you live while you are there? Why do you want to go? The truth is, there is a process to studying abroad. It is not as simple as applying to a program and leaving home. In fact, depending on the program, it could take a few months for you to be fully prepared to leave home and begin your adventure.... Read More ...

Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships for International Students

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on January 29, 2014 in Study Abroad

One of the most difficult parts of studying abroad is coming up with the money. Besides program tuition, students must factor in airfare, any additional travel plans to get to their destination, food, souvenirs, travel to neighboring cities and countries, fees for clubs or other activities, and miscellaneous costs. Often this high cost of a study abroad trip deters many students. However, the benefits of the experience have the potential to far outweigh the costs.... Read More ...