International Student Tips

International Student Tips

International Student Tips is a community where international students from all over the world can connect and share their experiences studying abroad. I am Orgil, a former international student from Mongolia in the U.S/America. I can’t count the numerous life changing events in my life. From a broke college student working odd jobs, to dating, making friends, getting good grades, and traveling most of the U.S under $1000, these experiences have made me who I am today. My purpose and passion is to help fellow internationals make the most out…

About Orgil

About Orgil

I am Orgil, the creator of internationalstudenttips.com and the founder of the community. I was an international student from Mongolia on F-1 from 2011-2015 at Albion College and studied Economics & Finance. From childhood I’d always been carefree mischievous kid who liked to tease people, but during High School, my confidence plummeted and I became the goody two shoes everyone expected of me. It was not until I went off to college in the United States that I came out of my shell and reconnected with my childhood self.¬† Probably…

Are International Students Allowed To Own A Business? No BS answer

Are International Students Allowed To Own A Business? No BS answer

Owning a Business as an International Student Are international students allowed to own and operate businesses? I wondered a lot about this questions back when I was a student and spent many hours trying to figure out whether legally we are allowed to do it. I went to the U.S government official websites, asked my international student adviser, career adviser, and no one had clear cut answers! It really was frustrating, but I will make it easy for you and give you the breakdown.¬† Yes!¬†International students are allowed to own…

Where Should I Study Abroad? 5 Tips To Help You Decide

Where Should I Study Abroad? 5 Tips To Help You Decide

Where Should I Study Abroad? If you find yourself confused about the decision of where to attend for your international studies, make sure to know your reasons before you study abroad. It is absolutely critical that you know of your long term plans ahead of time so that you don’t waste precious time and resources on things that don’t matter. Here are a few things to consider if you’re asking yourself “Where Should I Study Abroad?” What is your ideal location? Is there a specific country you wish to study,…

Are International Students More Likely To Cheat?

Are International Students More Likely To Cheat?

International Students Cheat More Often Than Domestic? With the recent news about international students and exchange students getting caught cheating, specifically Chinese and moreso Asian students, there have been discussions about the whole topic. While everyone is susceptible to cheating, I believe there is a tendency for Asian students to cheat more often because of cultural factors and language barriers. Yes, I won’t deny that I have been part of it during my middle-school and high-school years. Do you know why? Because there is TOO much emphasis on grades. For…

The ONE Thing I Truly Learned Studying Abroad in America

The ONE Thing I Truly Learned Studying Abroad in America

Depending on each individual, we all have our different reasons for wanting to study abroad. For some it’s the novelty, for others it’s the degree and the opportunities it can provide us. Whatever your reasons are, your temporary moment, your short-lived dream will come to an end. By the end of it, hopefully you’ll learn the lessons both in life and academia that will open the doors for your future. Here’s my personal take on THE ONE thing I truly learned while studying abroad in America as an international student…

What’s Dating Like as an International Student in America?

What’s Dating Like as an International Student in America?

Coming to America as an international student from Mongolia was a learning experience in itself, but dating here in the United States…. it’s a league of its own! I am no prince charming nor am I Adonis, and I have been fairly conservative when it came to dating during my college years, but here are a few of the things I learned. “Hanging Out” When someone asks you to “hang out”, it’s a cowardly way of asking you on a relaxed date. Sometimes they just want to hang out, but…