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When arriving in the United States, it is important to understand how the university classes courses you are taking work up to your degree. What system is in place to check how many classes you need in order to finish your degree? This is what credit hours do, and this is how university students keep […]

If you are an international student traveling to the United States you might need to get an SSN, Social Security Number. An SSN is a unique number that is used to let the government know who is working in the country. This can later be used to decide who is entitled to social security benefits. […]

A bad credit score can make life really frustrating. Especially if you need to get a loan, or you are applying for a new job and don’t have a lot of time to improve your score. Fortunately, there are ways to build credit quickly. Below we provide a few tips on how to build credit fast […]

If you are coming to the United States as an international student you are probably wondering if you will be able to give yourself some extra income by working while you are here. Once you hold a valid F1 visa you will be able to work but the types of work you can do are […]

If you are thinking of applying for an H1B visa in 2018 you have probably been wondering about the various fee attached to each application. It can be a costly process and it is not always clear where the money is going. In this article we will try to put your mind at rest by […]

International students in America on a visa are often strictly limited in the time they have to obtain a degree. This lends a considerable urgency to their quest and restricts their educational options. Those seeking Master of Science or Master of Business Administration degrees require a thorough understanding of the length and intensiveness of their […]

Your credit affects all sort of aspects of your life, from getting a loan to getting a job. But how do you find out what your credit is saying about you? And what should you do if there is a mistake? Below we’ll show you how to access your free credit report and what to […]

At a Glance: Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an employment program for F1 visa students that involves supervised fieldwork. Some universities allow students to start CPT immediately upon arrival. CPT comes in three types: degree-based, course-based, and cooperative. While most universities do not offer CPT in the first or second semester, there are exceptions. Eligibility […]

The United States is host to some of the world’s great universities. Every year, hundreds of thousands of international students head to America to receive a higher education. But while the United States offers top-tier schooling, it comes with a hefty price tag. The rapid growth in tuition costs is a well-known issue. The cost […]