March 2013

18
Mar

Tips For Finding Housing in the US

  Finding housing in a foreign city is not an easy task, but it’s an important step for international students to take before they step on the plane to start their study abroad.  Some universities have on-campus housing – also called dorms – but many international students appreciate the independence of renting an apartment. Here are some tips for finding

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18
Mar

Banking in the USA

Having money available for school expenses, living costs and fun activities is important for international students studying in the United States through the HTIR Work-Study USA, Inc. program. Students are encouraged to set up an account with a local bank in the community so they can directly access their accounts in person. Some universities will have a partnership established with

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18
Mar

Health Care Options for International Students

Getting sick or injured is never anyone’s idea of a good time. But when you’re living in a foreign country, trying to figure out how to get medical help, and trying to figure out health care insurance, can be difficult. The U.S. government does not require holders of the F-1 visa to have health care. Many universities, however, will require

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18
Mar

Cellphone Service Plans in the US

One of the first tools international students shop around for when they arrive in the United States is a cellphone. Cellphones are an easy way for students to connect with friends and classmates at school, keep in contact with their work study employer and conduct personal business, whether it’s planning a group outing one evening or calling a landlord to

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18
Mar

Questions to Ask Your Landlord

Here are some questions that landlords can help answer, allowing international students moving to the United States to get settled in easily. 1. Utility contact information – If you are responsible for paying for your utilities (water, gas, electric and garbage), ask your landlord for the contact information of the service provider so you can get those services switched over

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18
Mar

English Proficiency

Introduction: A primary challenge for international applicants seeking to work or study in the U.S. is the ability to speak English. You will need strong skills in writing, speaking and understanding English to not only be granted the F-1 visa, but also in order to be successful throughout your U.S. education and/or U.S. employment. Many applicants learn to read and

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18
Mar

Seven Reasons to Become a Healthcare Manager

Reason 1: Making a difference — Decisions made by healthcare executives improve the lives of hundreds, even thousands of people every day. Healthcare leaders have a sense of social mission — they care deeply about the people they work with and serve. And hospitals and healthcare organizations provide ideal opportunities for those who want to “do well by doing good.” Reason 2:

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18
Mar

Earning money through internships

Earning money through internships while going to school HTIR’s work study, internship or curricular practical training (CPT) programs are a big draw for international students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in the United States. These internships provide both real life learning in conjunction with their studies at the university, as well as funds to help pay for tuition and

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18
Mar

There are Jobs in the USA

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.  Yes, There are Jobs in the USA As you may know, in 2009 the unemployment rate in the United States experienced a significant increase.  However, the HTIR interns continue to secure employment. Why?  Because HTIR, its associates, and the universities are all working together to give the HTIR intern the proper tools and skills that he/she needs in

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18
Mar

Resume and Cover Letters

Resumes and cover letters are what will get you an interview.  Clear, concise resumes are important because the employer does not have much time to read through each resume.  You want to organize your resume so it contains your information in an efficient and quickly readable format. Start with your, name and contact information, followed by your experience, education and

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18
Mar

The Job Interview

It is important to understand the cultural differences each countries job interview process.  Below are some tips that will help you be successful in your US job interview: 1.      Always arrive for the interview on time.  It is even better to show up a few minutes early. 2.      Speak English well.  Practice your English before an interview so you are able to

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18
Mar

F-1 Visa

Students outside the US who want to come to the US to study at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and who are applying to universities and colleges for academic study or to language training programs require an F-1 visa. Students must be admitted to a US SEVP approved school, receive an I-20 form, submit the I-901 form and pay a SEVIS fee

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18
Mar

M-1 Visas

Students outside the US who want to come to the US to study in a vocational training program require an M-1 visa. Students must be admitted to a US SEVP approved school, receive an I-20 form, submit the I-901 form and pay a SEVIS fee before being allowed to apply for an M-1 visa. US schools must be approved by the Student

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18
Mar

Southern New Hampshire University

International students interested in business, marketing and information technology degrees will be interested in Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), located in Manchester, N.H. In addition to offering excellent educational programs at the university, this city also has been rated as a great place to live and launch a business by CNNMoney.com. Here are some reasons why: Water and cotton are

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18
Mar

University of Findlay

The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, has many master degree offerings to make it an attractive educational destination for international students. And as a small, mid-western city, Findlay also has many opportunities for students to keep busy during study breaks and on weekends. The city’s population hovers around 40,000 people. The Blanchard

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18
Mar

Lincoln University

International students looking for a master’s degree in human resource management, financial management or international business will want to check out HTIR’s Work Study program at Lincoln University in Oakland, Calif. They’ll also want to check out the community of Oakland, as well. Oakland is located across the bay from San Francisco. Lincoln University is based in the downtown area

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18
Mar

Chrissy’s Blog

  Now, as promised to you last week, I am happy to share why I love working with HTIR. When I first became part of the HTIR crew, I didn’t know what to expect. Honestly, I was nervous because I’ve never worked on an international level before! However, this feeling would soon come to pass as I quickly fell in

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18
Mar

Thailand to the US – The Right Decision

by PATCHARAPORN SANGLUA Hi Everyone, It has been almost two months now since I have been in the United States. I am from Thailand. I decided to pursue my Master Degree with HTIR in US Work-Study Program. I first started with difficulty in making decision. It had been such a dilemma to think of either doing Master Degree or starting a career

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18
Mar

A Personal Touch at Lincoln

by Sushil Titus Thambu Let me introduce you to Carmen and Jerry Slack. They are an integral part of HTIR’s Co-op program at Lincoln University, and some of the greatest people I have met in the United States of America. Carmen and Jerry  work with the Faculty at the University, helping International Students understand American Laws, rules and regulations and

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18
Mar

Culture Shock

By Jessie Chen In our first gateway class in the MBA program, we watched a video named Cold Water, which discussed the culture shock of students in Boston University. I was quite impressed when watching the video. As an International student in the U.S. for almost a half year, I am still trying my best effort to learn American values,

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18
Mar

My Opinion about Healthcare in the US

By Jessie Chen Last Thursday, I attended the lecture from a trustee of Northwest Christian University. As the CEO of Mckenzie Willamette Medical Center in Eugene, the lecture is a very successful business lady in the healthcare administration. Her lecture was mainly about the recent ethics issues and cases in the healthcare industry. From her lecture, she mentioned that the healthcare professionals are eagerly needed in this country. However,

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18
Mar

My First ThanksGiving

Last Thursday, I was invited to my host family for celebrating one of the most important holidays in the US — Thanksgiving. I had heard about this holiday for a long time, about the turkey, the pumpkin pie, and the family gathering, but this was my very first time celebrating this holiday. It was also my first Thanksgiving in the US. I

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18
Mar

Working in the Gallery

by Olivia Lu At the beginning of my second semester at Lincoln University in Oakland California, the financial crisis environment caused so many people to lose their jobs. So it was hard for an international student to find a job. When I talked to Carmen and Jerry Slack about the situation I met, they tried their best and helped me find work in

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17
Mar

US Visa Experience

by Yanan Xue   My visa interview was booked at 9 o’clock, September 10, 2009. I arrived at the U.S Consulate Guangzhou around 8:30, and there were already hundreds people waiting outside of the Consulate building. I heard the visa interview is usually started at 7:30. The guards were holding a name list, and gave us a pass card so that we can

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17
Mar

Earning an MBA: One student’s perspective

Grzegorz Radon wants a better paying job when he returns to Poland after earning his master’s degree in business administration from a California university in May. He was working as a translator for a Japanese company in Poland, and started looking for MBA opportunities online in January 2012. “International companies are looking for employees (in Poland), and they tend to

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17
Mar

Article Center

Profile In Excellence: Mohamed Eid   In this edition of Profile, we proudly introduce student, Mohamed Eid, who is from Cairo, Egypt.  Mohamed joins the Lincoln University M.B.A. program with a solid background in Accounting, Law, and Law Enforcement.  He has studied Accounting and Business in the United Kingdom and Law Enforcement and Law in Egypt.     Mohamed is

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