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Links for International Students

Immigration and International Student Issues

  • U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service - The official home page for INS provides helpful information about visas and employment options for foreign nationals.
  • U.S. State Department - Bureau of Consular Affairs provides information about international travel, visa updates, passport information, and U.S. Embassy information.
  • Do it Yourself U.S. Immigration Kits - Sells 'do-it-yourself' kits as an alternative to hiring an attorney. Kit contains necessary forms, sample forms, sample letters, instructions, government agency addresses and phone numbers, etc.
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - Founded in 1946, the AILA is a national bar association of 6,000+ attorneys who practice and teach immigration law. AILA member attorneys represent tens of thousands of U.S. businesses and industries, foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, some on a pro bono basis. AILA is an affiliate of the American Bar Association.
  • VisaNow.com - This organization allows foreign students/workers to process their visa applications online by providing online documents that need to be completed, providing a review by an immigration attorney, and submitting the application to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
  • Additional Resources

  • Association for International Practical Training (AIPT) - This Web site provides information for students and professionals in over 50 countries around the world.
  • Council on International Educational Exchange - This Web site provides information about work, study, teach, or volunteer abroad programs for US and international students.
  • H1B Visa - The world's largest portal for the H1B community this web site provides information about the H1B Visa as well as, for a price, databases of employers who have hired applicants with an H1B visa. This is a starting point for you to determine which employers may be willing to sponsor your visa.
  • InterExchange - This Web site features a private, non-profit organization involved in international educational and cultural exchange. Career Training USA programs are an opportunity for international university students and graduates to join U.S. companies.
  • Jobs Abroad
  • U.S. Department of Labor: Employment & Training Administration, Foreign Labor Data Certification Center - This Web site provides a searchable database of which companies applied for H1B visa sponsorship during specific time periods and about salaries. It indicates a company's willingness to employ those requiring a visa. The Riley Guide to International Job Opportunities
  • http://www.rileyguide.com/internat.html - This Web site provides a country-by-country compilation of web-based employment resources.
  • International Business Resources (rileyguide.com)
  • National Society of Hispanics MBAs - NSHMBA fosters Hispanics' leadership through graduate management education and professional development in order to have a better society. NSHMBA organizes an annual conference and career expo for Hispanic students in the United States.
  • http://www.latpro.com -  LatPro is dedicated to helping bilingual (Spanish/English or Portuguese/English) or Latino professionals find career success.
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