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Megan Freshley
Megan Freshley

4 Tips to Land You the Perfect Campus Job

Education, Life in the U.S. 8,330 Comments
4 Tips to Land You the Perfect Campus Job

Are you an international student weighing your professional options? Curious about an on-campus job? Working at your university can be an excellent choice for gaining skills and experience to build your resume, and sign up for a social security number. You could work in your desired field or find something that satisfies your need to […]

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Megan Freshley
Megan Freshley

Your Simple Guide to Getting an SSN

Immigration, Life in the U.S. 8,464 Comments
Your Simple Guide to Getting an SSN

  Getting a social security number is one of the first things on many people’s minds as they settle in as new students or workers in the United States. Having an SSN opens doors for more options with employment, housing, and financial well being, but it can be tricky to know which steps to take […]

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Megan Freshley
Megan Freshley

5 Fun Budget Tools for International Students

Education, Finance, Life in the U.S. 8,954 Comments
5 Fun Budget Tools for International Students

Making a budget can seem like an intimidating task, but the reduced stress and sense of accomplishment you’ll feel by getting in charge of your finances always pays off. Here are five free online and mobile tools you can use to track expenses and increase your financial health.   Mint Mint is a great option […]

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Megan Freshley
Megan Freshley

10 Resume Tips to Make Yours Stand Out From the Rest

Career Tips, Education, Life in the U.S. 9,854 Comments
10 Resume Tips to Make Yours Stand Out From the Rest

Whether you’re a brand new international student or a seasoned professional looking for a career change, a well-crafted resume is one of the most useful tools in your job search. But how can you make yours stand out in a sea of other resumes? Before you grab the neon-colored paper and your megaphone, try these […]

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Megan Freshley
Megan Freshley

23 Very American Idioms and Their Meanings

Culture, Life in the U.S. 8,860 Comments
23 Very American Idioms and Their Meanings

Every country has its linguistic quirks, and the U.S. is no exception. Learning a new language involves the fun, surprising, and sometimes challenging process of acclimatizing to the idioms of another region. Use this list to get acquainted with a few very American idioms you might hear.






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Megan Freshley
Megan Freshley

Renting Your First Apartment: Your Rights and Resources as a New Tenant in the U.S.

Culture, Life in the U.S. 9,369 Comments
Renting Your First Apartment: Your Rights and Resources as a New Tenant in the U.S.

If you recently relocated to the U.S. for work or study, you’ve likely noticed renting can be a tricky task without rental or credit history. Tenants’ rights vary widely depending on your state, and laws even change by city in certain situations. Although finding a new place to call home means working through the complexities […]

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Megan Freshley
Megan Freshley

7 Things You Should Know Before Orientation

Life in the U.S. 8,931 Comments
7 Things You Should Know Before Orientation

International students ramping up to the school year have a lot to prepare for. Many students find the combination of moving to a foreign country to study combined with choosing academic courses and settling into a new culture to be a bit daunting. That’s why it’s crucial to get ahead on the basics of orientation […]

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