Dining out in a new country can be an adventure and an insightful learning experience. Table manners differ across the world, and what may be considered normal in one, may appear rude in another. By being aware of the customs and social norms, you can navigate any dining situation with success. All it takes is… Read More

Welcome to the United States and to Oklahoma City! According to the American Immigration Council, 6 percent of the population in Oklahoma are immigrants and more than 5 percent of residents are native-born U.S. citizens with at least one immigrant parent. Oklahoma City is a thriving and diverse community rich in history and culture and… Read More

In a study conducted by the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, it’s estimated that by 2020, 65 percent of jobs in the US will require a college degree or some kind of training past a high school education. For any student, the pressure is on to continue your education after high school. But for undocumented students,… Read More

Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment can lead to more creativity and innovation, higher levels of employee engagement, and stronger competitive advantages. In fact, a survey conducted by McKinsey and Company, reveals that companies with a diverse workforce are 35% more likely to have financial returns above industry averages. Full team buy-in, from upper… Read More

The United States is often perceived as a country of hard workers. This belief is deeply rooted in the “American Dream” ideology that equality is available to everyone, regardless of their background, if they are willing to work hard for it. If you have the opportunity to work in the United States, be proud of… Read More

Immigration scams are so common that you probably know someone who has fallen victim. It may be your cousin, a friend of the family, or you have your own immigration scam story. All the stories are similar – trust was put on someone, whether in person, or over the phone, or on a website with… Read More

The United States is notoriously selective on how and to whom they issue permanent visas. The process is known to be very detailed and can take many, many years. The two most common and quickest ways to permanently immigrate to the United States involve either a family or employment-based sponsorship. Top priority is given to… Read More

What do Fortune 500 companies such as Tesla, Yahoo, Airbnb, Google, Kraft Foods, and Kohls have in common? They were founded by immigrants or the first generation children of immigrants. A study by the Kauffman Foundation found that immigrants were twice as likely to start a business than native-born American citizens. Some theories suggest that… Read More

Entering into the US job market after graduation can be an overwhelming task, especially for an international student. A successful transition from student to employee takes a lot of preparation, patience, and a deep understanding of the immigration process. If you are in the US with an F-1 visa, you had to prove that you… Read More

A visa denial can be a devastating setback for you and your family. But that doesn’t mean the end of the road for your dreams of traveling to the United States. Denial can be a simple as a missing document, or it can prove to be complicated. As you go through your visa application process,… Read More