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Cinco de Mayo in the United States

Cinco de Mayo (Thursday, May 5) is celebrated in Mexico and the United States. While some who might not be fully familiar with the holiday’s origins refer to it as “Mexico’s Independence Day,” the holiday actually commemorates a specific victory by Mexico in the Second Franco-Mexican War: the Battle of … »
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Brooklyn Subway Shooting (April 12, 2022)

Recently, New York suffered the worst subway shooting in the city’s history. We would like to advise you on how to keep yourself safe in the event of attacks like this. On Tuesday, April 12, shortly before 8:30 AM, a gunman entered the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn’s Sunset … »
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Deadline to File Income Taxes April 18, 2022

While Tax Day in the United States usually falls on April 15 annually, this year income taxes must be filed by Monday, April 18. As a J-1 exchange visitor, you are subject to federal and state income taxes on the wages you earn in the United States, and to do … »
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Easter Weekend 2022

Several significant holidays take place between April 15 and April 17. Learn more about them here. Now that Saint Patrick’s Day has passed, you’ve probably been seeing colorful Easter merchandise and specialty candy appearing in stores. Coinciding with the coming of springtime and marking the end of the more somber … »
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