International Help

Hey international friends. Since I’ve been helping USM international students through my job for the past 2 years, I have decided to publish a post full of resources updated every day. Internationals students suffer immensely during this pandemic due to the lack of resources available to them. That is why I address many of these below!

These include issues such as stimulus check, CPT / OPT, food, rides, essentials, rent payments, scholarships, laws, and immigration updates.


Groceries and Rides

• USM Eagles Nest food pantry provides to-go bundles of free food and utilities for any USM faculty, staff, or student > (

• Instacart delivers from winn-dixie, sams club, CVS and others (

• Walmart offers online delivery and pick-up (

• the iFriends group helps with rides and exchanges, giveaways (

Stimulus Check Eligibility

• I have created a link with the information we have applying to international students > (

• Please be mindful, accepting the stimulus may affect your future H1B (green card) application! > (…/)


Many of our students are no longer doing internships, getting gigs, volunteering, or working part-time due to this pandemic. If new opportunities arise, please message us at or me directly.

 > I can help you get your CPT paperwork ready in 20 minutes through a Zoom/Skype workshop


International students often face the frustration of not being eligible for scholarships. I have made available a document with 20-pages worth of scholarships international students are eligible for!!
> (…/1D2vBwd0dM…/view…)

Thank you for our friends from the Southern Miss Honors College for having gathered many of these opportunities.

Community Help

• The Hattiesburg Concert Association is a non-profit that has managed to raise money for international musicians at USM and William Carey University in this time of crisis > (

• For those USM students that may be struggling, here is a community group ready to help > (

Financial Help

• Have you experienced loss due to Covid-19 or the recent severe weather? The USM Foundation now has an emergency relief grant! > (

• Eagle Fever has three different help programs! > (

Eviction Concerns

• Here is the motion that hopes to prevent evictions > (…/groups-seek…/3038923001/)

• MS Supreme Court Denies Prevention of Evictions > (…/mississippi-supreme-court…/)


• Thank you for the overwhelming number of questions, keep them coming. Here is a link where I’ve tried answering many of them! > (


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