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How to find a part time job

August 18, 2007

Doing part time jobs would definitely make student life easier. It offers many benefits, but the most practical is that it will help augment your monthly living expenses. However, you…

Airport Pickup

August 16, 2007

Most Indian students associations in universities across the U.S. typically make arrangements for airport pickup for new students, including temporary accommodation. To extend these help, these groups usually require incoming…

Timeline – Students’ Spending Habits in the US

August 15, 2007

How do students spend money in the U.S.? It’s actually quite amazing when you think about how the spending habits of students change over time. For the first 3 months…

After Arriving in the U.S.

August 13, 2007

The following are some of the random thoughts and experiences a typical student will likely encounter and do after arriving at his/her final destination. Searching for seniors who have come…

Bank Account without SSN?

August 8, 2007

(Rewrite : what is SSN, why banks need SSN, what if  you don’t have SSN, ID requirements for bank account. Target is International students new to USA, who are opening…

International Driving Permit: Do I need one?

August 4, 2007

(Rewrite: What is International DL, importance of having one while coming to USA, validity of IDP, driving with IDP, renting with IDP.) I personally wouldn’t spend time to get an…

First Week – New International Students’ Life in the U.S.

August 3, 2007

Your first week in the U.S. will be a good, memorable experience. I have seen friends who missed their parents and families while a few are already set to enjoy…

How I Applied for SSN in F1 Visa

August 2, 2007

I can still remember when I applied for an SSN (social security number) a few years back. A letter from one’s University is required when applying for an SSN among…

New College Student’s Laptop Buying Guide

July 28, 2007

One of the best investment you will do while being here to buying a laptop. Some of the schools will have 24 hours lab facility, but nothing comes like having…

Air Travel – How to Avoid Jet Lag?

July 27, 2007

So, how to Avoid Jet Lag after flying cross continents?  When you are traveling for more than a day across multiple countries and Ocean, you stand a good chance of…

Bank Account Types : Free Checkings and Savings Account

July 26, 2007

Basically there are 2 types of bank accounts here in U.S. Checking Account ( No interest ) Savings Account ( Small interest, say 1% ) There are different varieties of…

10 Tips to Pack Your Suitcase for International Flight Travel

July 24, 2007

Are you going on an International Trip?  Oh Boy. It’s suitcase packing time. It’s the fun when you are not used to packing suitcases for international air travel. 3 Tips…

3 Suitcase Buying Tips for Air Travel to U.S.A

July 24, 2007

I remember when I got my first two suitcase when I came to America in Bangalore, India. Since then, I have made several round trips and visited several other countries.…

Who am I?

July 23, 2007

I have been doing this for sometime now. I tried my hands in creating a website to share my thoughts, experience and exposure to students who are trying to get…