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STUDENT STORIES Jennifer Wang From Taiwan to Tufts to Dassault Systèmes Jennifer Wang Business Planning Specialist at Dassault Systèmes Jennifer is originally from Taichung, Taiwan and graduated from Tufts University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree

May 16, 2022
- Judy Chen

For a long time, the United States has led all other countries as the top destination for international students. Our exceptional colleges and universities deserve a lot of credit, but you can’t overlook the allure of the American economy. Many come here

May 12, 2022
- Interstride

As an international student, you’ve probably read or heard about Optional Practical Training (OPT) and maybe even STEM OPT.  Both are work authorization programs for students in the United States on an F-1 visa. But what’s the difference? In a nutshell,

March 2, 2022
- Interstride

As an international student, you are eligible to work in the U.S. for up to a year on your F-1 visa through something called Optional Practical Training (OPT). You DO NOT have to have a job offer to apply for OPT.  OPT is a 12-month work authorization

March 2, 2022
- Interstride
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  • STUDENT STORIES Joseph Lim A student journalist & aspiring diplomat’s transition from military service back to Tufts University Joseph Lim Third-year student at Tufts Joseph Lim is a third-year student at Tufts University majoring in International

    February 28, 2022
    - Judy Chen

    When an international student’s optional practical training (OPT) begins to wind down, making the switch to an H-1B or Green Card is a common idea that comes up. While it is possible to remain in the U.S. on the OPT program for several years, many

    July 2, 2021
    - Ben Wright

    Working in the United States either while studying or after can prove to be an incredible experience for most international students. For many, optional practical training (OPT) for F-1 students is the first step in that process.  Seeing what it takes to

    July 2, 2021
    - Ben Wright

    For many international students nearing the end of their studies, there comes a time to find employment. The process of finding a job can be a bit challenging but creating opportunities through professional networks can really help. Professional networking is

    June 25, 2021
    - Ben Wright

    Students often wonder if they are getting a good deal on the insurance package that they choose. The complex language used on forms related to health insurance for international students can often be a bit confusing. Thankfully, universities often work with

    June 19, 2021
    - Ben Wright

    Learning the driver’s license process for international students in the United States can open up a lot of new opportunities. Driving saves time and energy, and it can improve prospects for social life, travel, and many other important aspects of life.

    June 8, 2021
    - Ben Wright

    If you are an international student studying in the US, or you are considering becoming one, it is helpful to know how tax laws work for foreign students in the United States. For a full list of rules and requirements regarding US tax laws affecting

    June 7, 2021
    - Ben Wright