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How to Use Your First Credit Card

We hear this often Not just from international students who are new to credit but from young Americans, too A staggering 1 in 4 Americans experiences credit trouble at some point in their lives and only 5% achieve perfect FICO scores

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How to Get an F-1 Visa

The process of getting a student visa takes work and time but it’s not as challenging as it may seem—75% of applicants each year receive the F-1 visa for full-time students The most important thing you’ll need is time as the approval process

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6 Ways to Save While In School

One of the major challenges of education is balancing your studies with your finances Although most students work or receive loans, it’s difficult to maintain a decent standard of living on a part-time job or borrowed money As most international

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5 Ways to Study Smarter

International students will notice that Americans are major multi-taskers It’s not uncommon for students in the US to sit with an open textbook, an open laptop, and a smartphone, simultaneously skimming a paragraph, typing a note, and

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How to Pass the TOEFL

Students based outside the United States must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, before they can begin studying here Although many promising students know basic English (and may even be fluent), the TOEFL was created as a

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The Ultimate Guide to the GRE

International students preparing to take the GRE have nothing to worry about That’s because the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) can be conquered with preparation The GRE is what’s known as a standardized test That means whether you take

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How to Get an SSN

At some point while you study in the United States, you may have to consider applying for a social security number, otherwise known as an SSN Not all international students need an SSN You can open a bank account, get a driver’s license, sign up

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