Learn from our mistakes so your financial future is bright

Not only do international students studying in the U.S. tend to struggle with the same basic money mistakes and issues most college students have—where to get cheaper textbooks, how not to spend too much on going out, how to get the most bang for your buck when choosing housing, and so on—they also have these larger issues to contend with as they deal with exchange rates and a more challenging way of accessing funds. So reading up on keys to budgeting while traveling abroad will NOT hurt.

Luckily, there are ways to avoid mistakes with money for international students; the key is educating yourself before you pursue your international education. By working through these nitty gritty details ahead of time, your future self — the one gaining an excellent education abroad — will thank you!