i am not sure if i am the right person for this. i would suggest getting a card that is lifetime free. bargain to get this. unless you have specific needs like airline miles or lounge access or personal concierge, any of these would be fine for a first card. it's unlikely you would get any special benefit from these cards for international shopping. so just look at the reward points program and see which one has the best offers. just keep in mind the fees. most cards would refund fees for a specific amount of usage per year so that would help in deciding.