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Financial Challenges

As a foreigner, you will probably find it difficult to establish a credit history (which in turn makes it virtually impossible to buy a house or make other major purchases). You may have immigration expenses to deal with. At most institutions, your salary will be a "9-month" salary, which may take some getting used to. Here are some suggestions for meeting these challenges.

Image of the 1896 U.S. two dollar silver certificate. The diagram shows an allegorical figure of science presenting steam and electricity to commerce and manufacture.
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Not having a credit history

Expenses related to immigration

Adjusting to a "9-month" salary


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