How to buy health insurance for the first time as a student

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to study abroad, and your school or university says it offers health insurance coverage, a welcome add-on for an international student. Whether in the U.S., in the middle of Europe, or somewhere in the Asia Pacific, having health insurance provided is a big bonus. But hold on a second. Did you …

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Best universities in the US for international students

Around one million international students from across the globe enroll in US colleges and universities every year. But with so many institutions to choose from, it can be daunting to know where to focus your efforts. Applying to college or university is stressful enough no matter where you are in the world, and even more …

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COVID-19 drives demand for improved IPMI offerings

The way people, especially expats living in Latin America, view their health and wellbeing has certainly changed forever. We are now living in a post-pandemic world where things will never be the same again. Even though vaccination programs in several Latin American countries were rolled out, many expats and their families have started to think …

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A guide to international student insurance requirements for F1, J1, and M1 visas

If you are planning to study in the USA as an international student, you will need one of the three following visas, an F1 visa, a J1 visa, or an M1 visa. Note that the F1 and the J1 visas allow the possibility of employment but do not guarantee it. On the other hand, an …

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Moving to Mexico from the US: 12 things you should know

Mexico is home to 1.5 million Americans – the largest American expat community in the world. And those who choose to retire in Mexico, will surely fall in love with the gorgeous climate, rich culture, and low cost of living. Over the past few months, Americans are moving to Mexico in droves because of the …

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Education in Mexico: Your guide to the school system in Mexico 2022

If you’re moving to Mexico with your family, you’re going to want to know where you can send your children to school. However, the education system can make the decision difficult. Rural schools in the country do not have enough funding, and consequently not enough teachers, textbooks, or buildings. Urban public schools are slightly better, …

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Health and medical insurance options for expats in Mexico

Many expats dream of moving to Mexico due to its affordable cost of living, beautiful surroundings, quaint towns, and friendly people. Whether they plan on visiting or staying for good, people often question the quality of healthcare in Mexico. They wonder whether Mexico’s healthcare services are of lower quality since they cost less than in …

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International student health insurance: What you need to know

Whether you’re going to be an exchange student for a semester or study abroad full-time, the experience can be daunting yet exciting. After all, moving from a place you’re familiar with to somewhere entirely new is a huge decision. While you likely already have a checklist of things that you need to prepare before setting …

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Why ‘unretirement’ is rising in popularity

Whether it’s through a pension fund, retirement savings, moving abroad, downsizing one’s home, or even all of the above, many people actively make financial plans for when they’ll reach the retirement age and can finally stop working. But did you know that there’s a growing number of them not ready to give up work? In …

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How much taxes do you have to pay as expats in Mexico?

When it comes to taxing its residents, Mexico has got to be one of the more aggressive Latin American countries. It taxes residents on their worldwide income, and even non-residents on Mexican-source income. Every year, expats living in Mexico are audited by the SAT (Tax Administration Service or Servicio de Administración Tributaria). Whether you’re applying …

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