For Students & Parents

Placed Students: Resources

Government and Immigration

United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) - This website provides information on immigration laws and regulations, general services and USCIS downloadable forms.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - A division of the Treasury Department, the IRS is the federal agency responsible for collecting taxes and enforcing tax reporting and collection laws.

Association of International Educators (NAFSA) - NAFSA promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States.

Social Security Administration (SSA) - Social security numbers are issued by the Social Security Administration office and used for identification and record-keeping purposes. For example, social security numbers are used for employment, paying taxes and obtaining a driver's license.

U.S. Department of State - This website provides information about preparing for overseas trips and how to obtain a non-immigrant US visa abroad.

Other Useful Websites

Currency Converter

Electronic Embassy

International Calling Codes

Reading List

  • 101 American Gestures by Harry Collis
  • All About the USA: A Cultural Reader by Milada Broukal and Peter Murphy
  • American Ways: A Guide for Foreigners in the United States by Gary Althen
  • American Ways: An Introduction to American
  • Culture by Maryanne K. Datesman
  • Culture Shock: USA by Esther Wanning
  • Gestures: The Do's and Taboos of Body
  • Language Around the World by Roger E. Axtell
  • Hello! USA: Everyday Living for International
  • Residents and Visitors by Judith S. Priven
  • Living in the USA by Alison R. Lanier and Charles William Gay
  • NTC's American Idioms Dictionary by Richard A. Spears
  • Speak American: A Survival Guide to the
  • Language and Culture of the USA by Dileri B. Johnston
  • The Art of Crossing Cultures by Craig Storti and L. Robert Kohls




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