Shannon Brady

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Acquiring a Social Security Number (SSN)

A Social Security card is one of the most important documents for anyone residing in the United States. Here’s how to get one for yourself. In the United States, your SSN is an identification number used for many different purposes, such as gaining access to government services, tax collection, and … »
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How to Open Bank Accounts in the U.S. as a Nonresident

Different banks and credit unions may require different document requirements and processes for nonresidents opening accounts, so check in advance about the location you use before you apply. These are some common requirements to start working from. J-1 exchange visitors, you should keep in mind that, as nonresidents of the … »
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New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Air Travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has amended its COVID-19 testing requirements in response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the United States, with numbers spiking alarmingly high in the Northeast. While the Delta variant remains the most common, … »
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Christmas Traditions and Travel Advice

In the most festive time of the year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season.Happy holidays from all of us at Gravity International Programs!As we enter the Christmas season, we encourage our visitors to brave the cold weather and make the most of everything New York City has … »
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