AlienAid is a play on the term “nonresident alien” that’s used to describe foreigners, such as international students, who do not have permanent status in the U.S. You’ve probably seen it waiting in line at immigration at a U.S. airport international arrivals terminal. It’s no secret that the starkness of the term can make international students feel – no pun intended – alienated from their peers, so we figured, why not turn it into something positive rather than a label that sets us apart?
We’d love nothing more than to help any and all international students in the U.S. Unfortunately, our resources are limited and we are currently able to offer our services only to students who are eligible for one of our sponsored programs. Our brief survey tells us whether we can help you!
Not a cent! Thanks to the support from our donors, our services are completely free for qualifying international students.
We think the most important thing is for us to get to know you, so we can tailor our advice to your interests, goals and concerns. Once we’ve confirmed that you’re eligible for one of our sponsored programs, you’ll receive a brief initial questionnaire that gives us the basics. This basic profile will allow us to identify the obstacles you’re most likely to face, and help you chart an initial course around them that will allow you to realize your dreams, whatever they are. We’ll then use electronic resources to stay in touch. Based on the information we collect from you, we’ll proactively identify any potential problems and offer solutions. Even when we don’t see any red flags, we’ll have periodic planning sessions during which we will help you think strategically about your goals and how to maximize the opportunities available to you to ensure you reach them. And of course, we’re here if you have any questions or concerns at any time. Read more about the types of services you can expect to receive here.
We do conduct a limited number of introductory presentations for schools with which we have sponsorship arrangements and other qualifying institutions. Contact us to discuss possibilities for your school’s international student population.
Supporters & Partners
Thank you! We very much appreciate your support. You can make an online contribution using a credit card or PayPal here. You can also mail a check to AlienAid, Inc., One Congress Street, Suite 113, Boston, MA 02114. Alternatively, please contact us if you would like to discuss a personalized arrangement for your contribution.
A common request we receive is to provide our services and support to students from a sponsor’s home country and/or alma mater. We offer a variety of sponsorship options and levels that can be customized on an individualized basis. Just get in touch to discuss your wishes for your contribution.
AlienAid, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.
Join our network! We are always looking for additional volunteers and partners who share our passion for helping international students and are interested in your ideas. Become a corporate sponsor, mentor an international student, volunteer as a student ambassador for your school, or create a unique partnership between our students and your organization. Learn more about opportunities to get involved and contact us to get started.
Absolutely! We partner with schools looking to supplement their services with support from AlienAid. Contact us to discuss partnership options for your school.