When an international student’s optional practical training (OPT) begins to wind down, making the switch to an H-1B or Green Card is a common idea that comes up. While it is possible to remain in the U.S. on the OPT program for several years, many

July 2, 2021
- Ben Wright

Working in the United States either while studying or after can prove to be an incredible experience for most international students. For many, optional practical training (OPT) for F-1 students is the first step in that process.  Seeing what it takes to

July 2, 2021
- Ben Wright

For many international students nearing the end of their studies, there comes a time to find employment. The process of finding a job can be a bit challenging but creating opportunities through professional networks can really help. Professional networking is

June 25, 2021
- Ben Wright

Students often wonder if they are getting a good deal on the insurance package that they choose. The complex language used on forms related to health insurance for international students can often be a bit confusing. Thankfully, universities often work with

June 19, 2021
- Ben Wright

Learning the driver’s license process for international students in the United States can open up a lot of new opportunities. Driving saves time and energy, and it can improve prospects for social life, travel, and many other important aspects of life.

June 8, 2021
- Ben Wright

If you are an international student studying in the US, or you are considering becoming one, it is helpful to know how tax laws work for foreign students in the United States. For a full list of rules and requirements regarding US tax laws affecting

June 7, 2021
- Ben Wright
Student Loans for International Students

The decision to study in the United States can be a difficult one. There are so many things to take into consideration to successfully make the move to the US and succeed at school. Figuring out how to pay for university is one of the many puzzles to solve

June 5, 2021
- Ben Wright

As an international graduate student, Josef navigated the complicated U.S. visa process that led to his current role at a U.S. based private equity

June 2, 2021
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Credit Cards for International Students

For international students studying in the US, establishing a line of credit for the first time can be quite difficult. Any international student who has applied for student loans understands this fact well. Applying for credit cards often proves challenging

May 27, 2021
- Ben Wright
H-1B Visa to Green Card

If you are looking to transition your status within the U.S. from an H1B visa to a Green Card, you likely already know what the H-1B Visa is. If not, knowing the goal of the H-1B is an important part of the transition process. Here is a short description of

May 21, 2021
- Ben Wright

If you didn’t already know, the H-1B visa allows companies and employers in the United States to temporarily employ workers from other countries in specialty occupations. These occupations typically account for the information technology sector in the

May 4, 2021
- Interstride