In addition to resources focused on internships, finding employment, and attending graduate school, we found the following sites to be good resources for international students as well. They don't into one particular category, but do offer good information on a range of topics including adjusting to life in the U.S., getting a driver's license, or connecting an embassy.
Supportive Sites for International Students
- Foreign-Born.com contains information on visas and immigration, and guides on money, insurance, study, schools, driver licenses, careers, and more.
- iStudentCity "Feel at Home in America!" This site is broken down into centers: Academic, Finance, Insurance, Telecom, Housing, Career, and Immigration.
- Abroadplanet This is an online community of international students studying in the United States. Students helping students to survive and thrive during their stay in America. This site includes a Survival Guide, Information on Colleges, Financial Aid, Careers, and more.
Driving, Taxes, & Social Security Information
- Internal Revenue Service to pay taxes or to get a refund.
- Social Security Administration - For a Social Security Card or Denial Letter (widely used for processing services in the U.S.).
- Department of Motor Vehicles - For authorization to drive in the U.S. or for an official identification card.
- EmbassyWorld is a directory and search engine of the world's embassies and consulates.
- U.S. Department of State websites of U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions.
- The Electronic Embassy - Connecting foreign embassies and international resources found around the world. Currently includes a directory of all embassies in Washington DC.