Tag Archives: International Students

10 ways to be successful as a Roomdock Host

10 ways to be successful roomdock host

You’ve decided to become a Roomdock host and open up a room in your home to rent to an international student studying in the United States. That’s wonderful news! We’ve covered some of the reasons it’s great to rent a room to international students in this blog post, and we’re sure you’ll create some lasting memories and maybe even strike up a new friendship.

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International student applications drop at 40 percent of schools amid Trump presidency

International student applications drop at 40 percent of schools amid Trump presidency
Here at Roomdock, we value diversity at college campuses. When students from around the world come together in a classroom or work side-by-side in the laboratory, it fosters a cultural exchange that goes far beyond what you can read in, say, a textbook. Learning from other cultures is  tantamount to a college education, especially as students prepare to graduate into an increasingly global workforce.

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Two Interesting Ways You Can Get a Green Card

First things first, college grads: Congrats!

As soon as you step off that podium, you’re officially entering the “real world.”

For international students graduating from U.S. universities, you might be curious about how to get a green card so you can launch your career in the United States.

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How can international students apply for Social Security numbers?

social security for international students

If you’re studying in the United States, you may be wondering if you need to get a Social Security number.

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How international students can get financial aid


Studying in the United States might be many international students’ dream, but it’s not a cheap one.

Depending on the school, the cost of tuition and housing alone can cost from $15,000 to $40,000 a year. And that’s just undergraduate studies. The prices tend to go up as the education level rises.

Unfortunately, there aren’t a ton of financial aid options to help international students out. Most scholarships, loans and grants are specifically geared toward U.S. citizens.

The truth is, most (nearly 81 percent) international students pay for their education themselves or with the help of their families, according to the Institute for International Education.

But if you find yourself on a budget, looking to save money or find financial assistance somewhere, here are six key places to look.

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