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Jan 25th 2012, 2:45 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 11,138
Posted By elliep

Re: does anyone actually not miss their family back home ? ;)

I'm on an F1 which expires in Nov this year. I have a year of OPT which will start around June and the company I'll be working for have said they will sponsor me for an H1B if I'd like them to, I...
Jan 23rd 2012, 3:12 am
Replies: 81
Views: 11,138
Posted By elliep

Re: does anyone actually not miss their family back home ? ;)

I'm also with you!! I've only been here 4.5 years but the last few months I've been missing everything about my family and being back home. I have a 2 year old niece (who I've only seen 3 times)...
Forum: USA
Nov 22nd 2010, 1:00 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,144
Posted By elliep

Re: Letting mother drive my car in US - Insurance

I was insured with Progressive until earlier this year and called them to ask about the same situation as you; my mum was coming over after I had shoulder surgery so I couldn't drive at all.. She...
Oct 5th 2010, 2:04 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By elliep

Re: Changes of Address and Government Docs: Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

:ohmy: Thank you! Is it one for every address change, or just my most recent one (thankfully was only last week so I'm not technically late on that one!!)
Oct 5th 2010, 3:26 am
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By elliep

Re: Changes of Address and Government Docs: Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

Thank you for this link- I'm on an F1 and have moved several times in the last couple of years, but was told by school that when my address is updated in SEVIS, that I do not need to fill in (out?)...
Forum: USA
Feb 9th 2010, 8:27 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 6,096
Posted By elliep

Re: Studying in and eventually moving to the US

I would seriously reconsider doing a 4 year degree- you should be able to transfer to a 4 year school after your Associates degree and will be in a better position to apply for jobs.

I'm on an...
Jan 24th 2010, 3:37 am
Replies: 73
Views: 2,879
Posted By elliep

Re: Best driving conditions for a hybrid

I have no idea on the best conditions for a Hybrid in general but since I've had mine I'm getting about 38-40mpg highway and around 33-34 in the city. I traded a year-old Murano which averaged 14mpg...
Dec 29th 2009, 1:35 am
Replies: 20
Views: 6,450
Posted By elliep

Re: Overstayed F1 Visa

Fair enough!! I think I must be overly paranoid etc when it comes to things like that...I try to stay off the radar as much as possible!!
Dec 28th 2009, 10:45 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 6,450
Posted By elliep

Re: Overstayed F1 Visa

I believe you may be mistaken in regards to not having to work on OPT. I was under the impression that you were allowed no more than 90 days of unemployment in the year of your OPT so you couldn't...
Dec 24th 2009, 4:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By elliep

Re: F1 Transfer Student

Thank you for this- this was what i'd found on the internet before but as I only finished at School A last week, the 5 month gap didn't apply to me so I was still slightly unsure. I think that the...
Dec 22nd 2009, 12:41 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By elliep

Re: F1 Transfer Student

Thanks Ian- rather what I thought but thought I'd get another opinion!
Dec 22nd 2009, 9:01 am
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By elliep

F1 Transfer Student

I haven't posted in a while but am uncertain about something so was hoping that someone can clarify for me.

I am in the UK (as of yesterday) for Christmas after completing my AA degree at School...
Nov 6th 2009, 9:06 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By elliep

Re: Monsoon now deliver to the US

Oh how I've missed Accessorize!!

Thank you for this :thumbsup:
Sep 29th 2009, 7:17 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By elliep

Re: Bank Balance for I20

Most universities require a letter from your bank stating that you have the minimum required amount for 1 years worth of tuition, normally around $27000 (this does not include accommodation/food etc)...
Sep 14th 2009, 2:34 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,159
Posted By elliep

Re: Newbie wanting to move USA..many questions!! Eek!!

Very true-We F1's whine about not being able to work when in fact there are 20 hours of Campus work to be done :D I shall complain no more!!!
Sep 13th 2009, 6:52 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,159
Posted By elliep

Re: Newbie wanting to move USA..many questions!! Eek!!

Strange!! I wanted to go at 16 on one but my parents weren't so keen at the time! Luckily I have very supportive parents and always have had- they want what's best for me and for me to be happy-...
Sep 13th 2009, 6:42 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,159
Posted By elliep

Re: Newbie wanting to move USA..many questions!! Eek!!

At the time I came over (07/07) the UK economy wasn't quite so bad and my parents could free up some money from investments. Because of the economy it was looking like I may have had to returned to...
Sep 13th 2009, 6:31 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,159
Posted By elliep

Re: Newbie wanting to move USA..many questions!! Eek!!

The $12k is for community college, ie the "cheap"option. If you have already done 2 years in the UK, you will most likely transfer as a Junior to a 4 year college and complete your last 2 years...
Sep 13th 2009, 6:15 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,159
Posted By elliep

Re: Newbie wanting to move USA..many questions!! Eek!!

Just as a point of reference, I was paying roughly $12k a year at a community college- looking at state universities to finish my degree that jumped to anywhere from $25k-$45k for tuition alone. ...
Jul 30th 2009, 8:39 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By elliep

Re: F1 Visa Q's

A lot of people would jump at the opportunity you have- in your own words, you could stay in a "dull uninteresting city" in the UK, or spend 6 years in the US- bear in mind that May-end Aug is...
Forum: USA
May 28th 2009, 3:15 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 4,559
Posted By elliep

Re: Places to eat in the Orlando area. Real american!!

Kobe's... One on 192, Kirkman Road, I Drive etc. Also check out Bahama Breeze on I Drive.
Forum: USA
May 25th 2009, 8:49 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 8,366
Posted By elliep

Re: moving to usa

:rofl:

I rarely post here, but I couldn't just ignore this... I am holding this response liable for my now tea-covered keyboard and screen
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2009, 11:10 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,411
Posted By elliep

Re: Help with College Education in Florida

I had my GCSE and A levels sent to Josef Silny in Miami who specialize in evaluating foreign credentials. From what I could work out from the report, my GCSE's were the equivalent of an HS diploma...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2009, 9:22 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,411
Posted By elliep

Re: Help with College Education in Florida

Now you mention it!! :p

I'm currently at a Community College in Orlando; no matter where your daughter ends up (a CC or a 4-year university), she will have to do some extremely basic courses......
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