I am an international student right????

<p>I think i have to apply as an international student......but I just want to make sure......
I came from Korea 5yrs ago....I'm not a u.s. citizen and I don't have a green card....I am legally staying in the u.s. with R-2 Visa.....so am I international???????</p>

<p>From what I know, if you do not hold a us passport or a green card, you are considered an international regardless of the fact that you have been living in the usa for the last five years.</p>

<p>Yup, you're international alright.</p>

<p>Same if you're a US citizen but have been living overseas for the past 5 years... You're still considered international.</p>

<p>Discombobulated: Actually, if you are a US citizen living overseas your application will be read by the appropriate regional reader for wherever you live (at most schools I am familiar with), but for all other purposes (IE financial aid) you are NOT considered an international student. Once you are enrolled, sometimes kids who are expats do attend international student orientations and these sorts of things, however.</p>

<p>robyrm: Yeah, I know I'm eligible for financial aid as a US citizen, but in all other respects, I'm gonna be judged against all other applicants from my country, which was my point. :)</p>

<p>discombob. - would you say that you are at a distinct advantage in the application process, as living abroad brings your different perspective to campus (an international and therefore more global perspective) whilst your US citizenship allows you to apply to schools with aid restricted to U.S. citizens? Just wondering about how the situation works for international-us applicants...</p>

<p>I wouldn't call it a distinct advantage per se, because I'm in for financial aid at any institution I study in on the basis of the fact that I own an American passport. But in colleges where financial aid is limited to US citizens, then yes, I guess I'd be.
As for the whole global perspective thing, I think I'm fair game, though I'm hoping that if I'm weighed against another international with similar statistics, I'd get chosen because hey, I'm American, and I think in the end, US universities would like to bump up their American numbers as much as they can without compromising diversity.</p>