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Can I Receive Multiple I-20s?

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 10:27 am

We got an email from Mike, who said he just got his first acceptance letter and is waiting to receive the I-20 form. But: “…there are still 2 other universities i’m interested in. IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE TWO I-20s FROM DIFFERENT COLLEGES AT THE SAME TIME THEN CHOOSE ONE AFTER RECEIVING THE I-20s?” The […]

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Getting to the US as a Wife and Mother: Sarah’s Story

by Sarah Bosha - Posts (4). Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 11:19 am

We hear from many students who have faced unique challenges in studying in the U.S., but Sarah’s story is one we haven’t heard before.  She wrote to us to say that she was “over the moon” to receive her acceptance to Notre Dame University, but “the big question? How will we take the children calmly […]

Watch it Again: Live Chat on Studying in the US

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I had the great pleasure today to join VOA Learning English for a live video chat about studying in the U.S. A lot of you submitted questions in advance on Facebook, and we took some Skype calls during the chat as well. It was a great time and we covered a lot of topics, including […]

Places to Hear Real Experiences in Applying for a US Student Visa

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 10:48 am

Want to hear from students who got through the visa interview and stamping process?  Nareg talked about his experience earlier this year. We also recently stumbled across the Happy Schools Blog, which shares stories from students about their F-1 visa interviews. They have success stories and visa denial stories, which come largely from India, but […]

Explaining the Visa Process

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 11:29 am

EducationUSA interviews international students about their experience going through the visa application process. All the students in this video had an easy time of it and have positive stories to tell (it’s worth remembering though that interviewing an international student means talking to a successful applicant – not everyone is successful). [Read Nareg’s post about […]

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Visa Approvals Up, But Not For All

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 11:28 am

Marketing EducationUSA shares some good news announced by the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs: worldwide last year, 82% of all student visa applicants were approved.  That should put some minds at ease. An International Educator in Vietnam cautions, however, that it can be harder to get a student visa if you are […]

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Advice: Arriving in the U.S. (Part 1)

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

At this time of year, universities are just getting back into session.  Freshmen and first years are arriving in new cities, and even new countries, for the first time and getting to know the place where they will spend the next few years of their lives.  Our bloggers remember what it was like to arrive […]

A Sticker in your Passport

by Nareg Seferian - Posts (16). Posted Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

The visa process was something of a harrowing experience when it came to getting to study in America. Okay, so maybe “harrowing” is too strong a word, but I was applying from Armenia, from where many have ended up in the States one way or another for a while now. The “one way”-s can unfortunately be a problem. I was […]

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Study Life’s Guide to Studying in the USA

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 8:47 am

Jennifer from Study Life USA has put together a guide to studying in the US, focused on where to start when it comes to visas, English language assessments and financial aid.

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