Resources for International Students in the USA and Canada

Publications for International Students in the USA and Canada

  1. International Admissions: How to Get Accepted to U.S. Colleges
    by Mandee Heller Adler, Aimee Heller, Cheree Heller Liebowitz

    Gain the tools and resources needed to find and get into U.S. colleges and universities, including the world’s top private and public schools. Learn what you need to do in high school and on your own time to make a college desire you as a student at their institution. Recognize how to choose a school that meets your needs and goals. Make your skills, achievements, and potential shine through on your college applications, in interviews, and during school visits. Learn how to make your background and experiences work for you. Are you ready? Expert college counsellor Mandee Heller Adler and award-winning writer Aimee Heller will help you find success in an easy-to-follow way. All you need is the desire to study in the U.S., advanced planning, and this book!

  2. The Best 385 Colleges, 2020 Edition: In-Depth Profiles & Ranking Lists to Help Find the Right College For You (College Admissions Guides)
    by The Princeton Review, Robert Franek

    A revised and updated edition of the hottest college guidebook, a perennial favourite of the national media.  NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW! The Princeton Review’s college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, they stand by their claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you … and that this is the book that will help you find it.

  3. Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada 
    by Charles Lipson, Allan E. Goodman

    Succeeding is designed to help students navigate the myriad issues they will encounter—from picking a program to landing a campus job. Based on Lipson’s work with international students as well as extensive interviews with faculty and advisers, Succeeding includes practical suggestions for learning English, participating in class, and meeting with instructors. In addition, it explains the rules of academic honesty as they are understood in U.S. and Canadian universities. Life beyond the classroom is also covered, with handy sections on living on or off-campus, obtaining a driver’s license, setting up a bank account, and more. The comprehensive glossary addresses both academic terms and phrases heard while shopping or visiting a doctor. There is even a chapter on the academic calendar and holidays in the United States and Canada.

  4. Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020
    by Edward Fiske

    Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That’s why, for more than 35 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won’t find on college websites. Fully updated and expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, the Fiske Guide to Colleges delivers an insider’s look at what it’s really like to be a student at the “best and most interesting” schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland―so you can find the best fits for you.

  5. The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2020: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes
    by Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe

    Information on 1.5 million scholarships, grants, and prizes is easily accessible in this revised directory with more than 300 new listings that feature awards indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more. Each entry contains all the necessary information for students and parents to complete the application process, including eligibility requirements, how to obtain an application, how to get more information about each award, sponsor website listings, award amounts, and key deadlines. With scholarships for high school, college, graduate, and adult students, this guide also includes tips on how to conduct the most effective search, how to write a winning application, and how to avoid scams.

  6. The Complete Book of Colleges, 2020 Edition: The Mega-Guide to 1,359 Colleges and Universities (College Admissions Guides)
    by The Princeton Review

    Inside The Complete Book of Colleges, 2020 Edition, you’ll find meticulously researched information that will help you narrow the search for the best college for you. Each of the 1,359 user-friendly profiles answers your questions, including:

    – How much are tuition and other student fees and costs?
    – What types of financial aid are available, and when are the applications due?
    – What do admissions officers look for most in test scores and recommendations?
    – Which majors are the most popular and have the highest enrollment?
    – What is housing like, and how accessible is technology on campus?
    – What are the key campus organizations, athletics, and student activities?
    – How selective is the school?
    – Plus! Indexes based on cost, selectivity, and size that will help you narrow your search

    Get a leg up on your college search with this easy-to-use, comprehensive, and savvy guidebook from the experts at The Princeton Review.

  7. The International Family Guide to U.S. University Admissions
    by Jennifer Ann Aquino

    Written by an experienced international educator and counsellor, The International Family Guide to U.S. University Admissions is an indispensable resource for the vast and increasing number of students applying for places at U.S. Universities each year. Beginning with an introduction that explains to both students and parents how the book works and why, it offers milestones that must be completed during the said application time period, a tried-and-true handbook that corresponds with each chapter, pop-outs that provide expert insight and resources that you should utilize throughout the process.

Online resources for international students in the USA and Canada:

  1. The U.S. government provides plenty of resources for international students who wish to come to the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security has an entire site devoted to helping you.
  2. QS Top Universities wants to help students make good choices about where to study, their site has many resources for international students going to the U.S. or Canada
  3. For Indian students who want to study in the U.S. or Canada, shiksha.com has lots of good information about schools, program costs, visa details and scholarship information.
  4. MPOWER Financing has a very comprehensive guide on Student Financing for International and DACA Students
  5. Adam West, financial editor at BadCredit.org with more than a dozen years of editing, writing, and graphic design experience for award-winning print and online publications, writes about Student Loans without Credit History for International Scholars in the U.S. and Canada.