The United States is an incredibly popular location for students all over the world wanting to gain a great education abroad. As there are more and more international students studying in the U.S., a common experience emerges: money mistakes. Everyone has made mistakes with money at some point or another, sometimes you just #TreatYoSelf a little too much! However, when you study abroad in the United States and you’re away from home, particularly when you’re a student on a budget, a mismanaged budget can make or break your experience, and you’ll need all the funds you can get.
After all, you don’t want to be a person who relies on the old excuse of “I want to study in USA but I don’t have money.” A little bit of research and preparation can go a long way when figuring out how to be budget-conscious as international students studying in the USA (without sacrificing any fun!).
Here are five of the more common money mistakes international students studying in the U.S. make—and how you can avoid them: