Many international students are interested in becoming Permanent Residents of the United States; otherwise known as Green Card Holders. There are 8 possible eligibility criteria for obtaining a green card. This is according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the same U.S. government agency that is responsible for issuing student visas. Sponsorship is the foundation [...]
Foreign students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) are allowed to work for up to three years in the United States upon graduation from an American college or university. Originally, any OPT (Optional Practical Training) program only allowed foreign students to work for one year after graduation. However, the opportunity was extended for an additional two years for foreign STEM students. According to [...]
Turkey ranked thirteenth in terms of the number of foreign nationals studying in the U.S.A. from 2015 to 2016. However, this scenario will likely change now that Turkey has officially been added the growing list of nations where American non-immigrant visas operations have been suspended. Two days ago, the U.S. State Department said it was suspending all [...]
Many U.S. liberal arts college today hardly appear liberal anymore. Increasingly, both administrations and students have become less tolerant of diametrically opposing views. This has resulted in guest speakers, students, and professors becoming targets of slander and violence. It's bad enough that colleges and communities throughout the United States mindlessly police themselves by enforcing [...]
On September 24, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation that will replace his expiring travel ban with a new one that is even more restrictive. In February 2017, Trump first issued the travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries including Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. This time, Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela [...]
The U.S. Embassy in Moscow announced it would temporarily stop issuing all nonimmigrant visas in Russia. International students from Russia will have to wait until the diplomatic standoff is over before they resume their F-1 visa application.
While many U.S. colleges expect lower international enrollment this fall, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering a proposal that will only serve to aggravate the situation further. Should this proposal pass, it will be 18 months before these regulations take effect. What is in the Proposal? It is "to require international students to reapply for permission to stay in the [...]
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