You’re so excited you just got a new job (and we know how hard this is as an international student). You’ve worked hard for the past two weeks and are ready to get your first paycheck. Friday finally comes around and it’s payday and…you’re so underwhelmed by the actual amount you end up taking home. […]Read more "Why Is My Employer Withholding Taxes If I’m An International Student?"
Different countries have different ways of naming people. For example, in South America, people tend to have two different last names and they both appear on all official documents – the father’s last name followed by the mother’s last name. However, in normal day to day, most people tend to only use the father’s last […]Read more "How I Ended Up With Two Different Names In The American System (And What You Can Do So It Doesn’t Happen To You)"
A Social Security Number (SSN) is a nine-digit number given to each American citizen, resident, or temporary worker. It allows you to work, get a drivers license, get a credit card, and more. As an international student, since you are allowed to work (with limitations), you are allowed to get a Social Security Number. Having a […]Read more "What Is A Social Security Number And How Do I Get One?"