I am an international student who recently moved to the US for studies.
I have been reading up on identity theft and credit freezes/fraud alerts. After getting a primary credit card (to build up some credit history), I do not have many plans for employment off campus (which requires employers to see your credit history).
Also, most people DO get apartments even without the landlord asking for credit history.
I think there would be minimal use of my credit history. Should I place a credit freeze on my account after obtaining my primary credit card? I do not plan to use fraud alerts since they need to be renewed, however, I do plan to place a fraud alert before temporarily lifting my credit freeze in case I do need potential employer/landlord to see my history (which will not happen much).