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What is the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program? The J1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program (the J-1 Visa) is a U.S. Department of State program that gives non-U.S. citizens (exchange visitor) the opportunity to work, learn, teach, consult, do research (and much more) in the U.S. The purpose...

What is it? An installment loan is a loan with monthly payments scheduled for a specific time each month. There are many options for monthly installment loans from various companies and online lenders. It can get confusing as to what this loan is officially called,...

Many students who study on an F-1 visa wonder if they are allowed to work in the US during or after their studies. And, what their options are if they are allowed to work. One of the great options for F-1 students is work permission...

Each year, thousands of foreign workers become employed by American companies that are trying to fill positions that require special knowledge or education. For example, an American architecture company may need a technical writing expert and isn't able to fill the position with a qualified...

College is the time where many young adults begin to think about getting their first credit card. However, without any previous credit history, or knowledge of credit cards, students may hold back on applying for their first card. We created this article to help you determine...

Attending a university in the United States is a tremendous and exciting opportunity that gets many international students really excited. The benefits can be great, but what about the cost? Unfortunately, a college education in the US is very expensive — for citizens and internationals...

You are defined by your credit score by most lenders in the United States, and with bad credit or no credit, you can be at a disadvantage when you need something that requires a loan. One typical suggestion for those to overcome their credit score is...

According to the Institute for College Access and Success, in 2012, 71% of all college graduates had student loan debt, with the average loan being $29,400. When a student graduates from college, they should experience joy from their newfound success, yet loans become a burden...

Adjusting to life in the US is difficult. Everyday demands to survive are stressful enough, yet immigrants must face those demands on top of figuring out the ins and outs of a new culture. Most immigrants arrive with no US credit history, and credit is essential...