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Film School by Jason B. Kohl

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Chapter fiveFor International Students

The United States has the largest and most powerful film industry in the world, one that draws talent from across the globe. As a nation, the United States also has a very specific culture, immigration policy and financial system that is probably quite different from that of your home country. I am not an immigration attorney or an accountant, but it’s important to understand some basic characteristics of the American system. This chapter is based on extensive conversations with international students about the things they wish they’d known before they lived and studied in the US.

1. American Basics

As an international student, you will be facing a host of issues that most Americans never consider. Here ...

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