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Aliens with Visas

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Aliens with Visas is a podcast about studying/living abroad, and all that comes with it. Career pains, financial strains, and cultural assimilation are some of the topics discussed on the show. What are the seeds of motivation, driving this quest for success and what is the internal journey of a student immigrant through it all?

Aliens with Visas is a podcast about studying/living abroad, and all that comes with it. Career pains, financial strains, and cultural assimilation are some of the topics discussed on the show. What are the seeds of motivation, driving this quest for success and what is the internal journey of a student immigrant through it all?

Location:

United States

Description:

Aliens with Visas is a podcast about studying/living abroad, and all that comes with it. Career pains, financial strains, and cultural assimilation are some of the topics discussed on the show. What are the seeds of motivation, driving this quest for success and what is the internal journey of a student immigrant through it all?

Language:

English


Episodes

EPISODE EIGHT: DESI TALK

11/12/2020
In this episode, Vivaswan gives us a glimpse into the desi experience. He talks about the impact of his cultural identity on his psyche as a child and goes on to share how it evolved with his pursuits in sport and music. What it means to be a model minority, how that plays into pop culture and the responsibility that comes with being an Indian American today are some of the things that come up in this conversation.

Duration:00:56:58

EPISODE SEVEN: IS IT WORKIN' OUT?

4/15/2019
Ravi takes us through experiences in work, relationships and daily interactions that have shaped his identity as an Indian expat in America. The “clique” mindset, 'international student privilege’, and freedom of expression, are some of the things discussed on this episode!

Duration:00:39:55

FINALE

10/31/2017
Shout out to the many forces that helped this idea come to life.

Duration:00:19:24

EPISODE SIX: GRADUATE FEELS

10/11/2017
In this episode, we take a look at the other option: going back home after study abroad. Anushya replays her experiences in the classroom and together we unravel and try to understand some of the behaviour and tendencies that surface when you find yourself in a foreign land. The nature of freelancer life, linguistic identity and the purpose of grad school for an arts student are some of the topics that come up in conversation.

Duration:00:41:04

EPISODE FIVE: THE A TEAM

9/20/2017
What do you have to keep in mind when looking for an immigration attorney is the focus of this episode. Liz & Lorraine of D'Alessio Law Group also lay down priorities to keep in mind during OPT, creative solutions for entry & mid level individuals, and talk about bottlenecks to expect in Hollywood.

Duration:00:26:10

EPISODE FOUR: LEGALLY SPEAKIN'

9/14/2017
Drawing out a legal timeline after school is the focus of this episode. An international student is eventually allowed to work in the USA through the provisions of CPT and OPT. Further down exists the option of an artist visa. Attorney Sharon Brenner provides a first look at the legal considerations involved.

Duration:00:31:38

EPISODE THREE: WHEN OPT STRIKES

6/8/2017
How do artists handle the OPT phase? This is the focus of episode three. When school is over, the immediate concern is to get a job! but for an artist, that approach can be tiring and not necessarily fruitful. Nipun Nair talks about his journey as a musician, the dynamics of the entertainment industry and making it in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:38:52

EPISODE TWO: THE LEARNING CURVE

3/16/2017
What are some of the big lifestyle changes faced by international students who are enrolled in STEM courses? The experience of a STEM student is the focus of episode two, examined through the journey of Arjun Shankar who arrived in the US to study industrial engineering. The importance of being assertive, strain of money and how family plays into it are some of the key themes addressed.

Duration:00:41:46

EPISODE ONE: WHY WE MOVE

3/6/2017
What’s the appeal in studying abroad and what are the events that lead to take off? This is focus of episode one and we examine this through the journey of Kulanandini Mahanta (who goes by Kula), an aspiring cinematographer. Her experiences throw light on the importance of exploration and self belief in success, particularly in a creative field like film production.

Duration:00:32:58

PREVIEW

3/6/2017
A quick rundown of what's to come in the next few weeks.

Duration:00:02:52