WARNING Ahead If You Are Applying for H1B Visa 2016

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Are you getting ready to apply for H1B Visa 2016 Fiscal Year’s cap? This article is intended for H-1B Visa applicants who satisfy the condition listed below. Consider this as a Warning message for what’s in front of you in coming months. Something like sort of “Dangerous Curve Ahead”. USCIS will start accepting H1B Visa for FY 2016 starting April …

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This University Pays $1400 Monthly for Graduate Assistantships. And There’s More.

By Piyush Garg Campus Life 2 Comments

Hey guys. How y’all are doing? I am back. I have happily completed my first semester at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Today, I’m going to share my story about how I got Graduate Assistanship, Graduate Assistant Interview experience, job duties and salary. As expected, it has been a wonderful journey so far here in U.S.A. and there is so much left to …

Piyush GargThis University Pays $1400 Monthly for Graduate Assistantships. And There’s More.

Job Market in Ireland is Brutal if You Not Studying These 2 Majors

By Adnan Awes Study in Ireland 10 Comments

My life has been pretty miserable in the last few months and I couldn’t get back to you guys for all the questions you have asked me about job market in Ireland via blog comments or Facebook messages. I apologize. The reason it has taken me so long to write this blog is that I wanted to personally know and …

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Guess How Long it Took to Get F-1 Visa for These Two Students in Africa

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I’m sure you’d like to have an student F-1 Visa interview that lasts less than 1 minute. Here’s two examples of a minute long, probably few seconds interview at two different U.S. Embassy in Africa –  Nairobi and Nigeria.  1. U.S. Embassy in Nairobi Following details was was shared by Evelyne. I scheduled my visa interview on a Tuesday at …

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F1 Visa Interview – Southeast Missouri State University – Transfer Student – Bachelor’s Degree

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After a long interview and waiting, I finally got my F-1 visa as Transfer student for Bachelor’s Degree. Hi, this is Kamal Kumar from Nepal, and this  is my first F-1 Student Visa experience. Here’s my background – SLC- 51.5% (2003), HE- 55.5% (2005), BA- 57.5% (2013) Backlogs or back paper – None IELTS Test Score –  6.5 Gap years- …

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How Not to Look like an Idiot When Communicating via Email

By Raghuram Sukumar Career Advice 18 Comments

When I started this blog, I used to get emotional when I read angry, unethical comments. Over the years, I have learned (and am still getting better) when dealing with such comments. Last week, I realized a far more important problem that’s pretty common among prospective international students from India applying to studying abroad. Problem : Lack of Email Communication …

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8 FAQ’s about Living in Aix-en-Provence, France

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Here’s some of frequently asked questions, I asked the following questions when I was getting ready to go to Aix and assume you will be asking the same when you plan to study in Aix. Bank account in France Access to Money Groceries and Shopping Dining and Restaurants Tax Refunds Cell Phone, SIM Card and Data Plan – France SIM …

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How to Get Around Aix-En-Provence in Bus?

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Aix-en-Provence is well connected with public transportation. I remember on the first day when we went to I.A.E, we were standing on the other side of  the road to get into bus that was going in other direction. Plus, the times tables listed on the bus stop is confusing if you read it for the first time. This article should …

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Tips to Travel to Aix-En-Provence – Flights, Train, Taxi and Bus

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This article is next edition of series of Blog Posts about MGIM program. Let’s talk about traveling to Aix-en-Provence, France. My class mates came from several countries  ( USA, India, Brazil, France, Taiwan, China, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua etc). So, people take different flights and routes to come to Aix-En-Provence. Nearest airport is Marseille, France (MRS) which is about 30 …

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Packing for France – What to Buy and Not to Buy

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Packing is fun. More than that shopping for the trip was more fun. There are several blog posts for students who are planning to study in America. But, for France, the process is same, but challenge is the checked-in baggage allowance from U.S. flights. Some airlines would allow three check-in baggage of 23 kgs (50 lbs)  for students coming to …

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How to Apply for France Long Stay Student Visa in U.S.A?

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In this article, I will share my experience on how to apply for France Student Visa in U.S.A. After you are admitted to MGIM program and received admission letter from IAE Graduate School, you can then start France Student visa processing.   Application to France Student visa is two step process. Campus France Application and Interview Attend interview at France …

Madhura BharathiHow to Apply for France Long Stay Student Visa in U.S.A?

Masters in Global Innovation Management – Application and Admission Process

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I have completed my first semester in France and now back in U.S.A for my second semester at NC State. My journey to France to study MGIM 6 reasons why I decided to study MGIM at NCSU I am writing this blog to help other students who are planning to study with this program, as it was not easy for …

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This is How I Got F-1 Visa After 10 Backlogs. True Story of Survival and Success.

By Raghuram Sukumar Career Advice 3 Comments

This true story  of Prashanth from Hyderabad will teach you a lesson or two about how to survive and succeed in your career Especially, if you have screwed-up your academics in Bachelor’s Degree with backlogs, then this is must read. Contents of  his original experience was edited for clarity and errors. Enter Prashanth …. With great difficulty, I have completed …

Raghuram SukumarThis is How I Got F-1 Visa After 10 Backlogs. True Story of Survival and Success.
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Cheat Sheet : Use 0% APR Credit Card Balance Transfer to Pay Education Loan in India

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Education loan Interest Rate in India is around 12% or even higher.  Is it a good idea to pay off education loan from your home country ( say India) using 0% Balance Transfer offer from U.S. Credit Cards? Your Goal : Save on your interest rate of your education loan Analysis : Pros and cons of borrowing money to pay …

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Options for Entrepreneurs with Immigration Reform – With Tahmina Watson (Video)

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President Obama announced Immigration Reform by Executive action on Friday Nov 20, 2014. It included options for Entrepreneurs to get visa to come to USA via Entrepreneurs Parole in Place. Main thread : Immigration Reform Announcement by President Obama To get more clarity on this topic, I spoke with Immigration Attorney Tahmina Watson, she specializes in Startup Visa and H-1B …

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