I am looking for inputs as to what the best visa status is given that you have a choice between F-1 and J-1. I am starting a PhD program in Finance and I am envisioning a career in academia, either in the US or in Europe (though that of course may change over the next 5 years). Right now I can't see any clear advantages/disadvantages with either status, but I am curious about what would provide the most benefits/options/flexibility in the future, especially as I've understood it's dead