Money

If you're preparing to spend time abroad, it's worth considering a Caxton FX currency card instead of setting up a foreign bank account. Find out more!

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Here are Zoe's top tips for negotiating New York City on a tight budget.

by Zoe Ambrozewska

 
 
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by Kia Marie Hunt
 
France

The year abroad: a parent's perspective

by Jessica Wells
 
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Paris

Is it worth working extra hours on top of the Language Assistant programme?

by Charlotte Aitken
 
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by Lewis Rees

Questions about Money

Q

What financial help is available for studying in Russia for a semester?

Russia
Q

How much money will I need to study abroad in Canada?

Savings

I did my year abroad in France in 2012-13, but have been living in Montreal for two years now studying for my MA and now my PhD.With the excellent pound sterling to Canadian dollar exchange rate (almo...

Q

How do I set up a bank account in France?

Money

Hi Faye,Here are some ways that fellow students have got passed this issue! We can also recommend Transferwise as a really useful way to send money abroad.The TYA Team

Q

Using currency cards on the year abroad?

Year Abroad

Hi there! I have just spent a year in Switzerland and I found this card from the Post Office incredibly useful! It's so easy to top up online, you can do so from anywhere (so if you had an e...

Q

What is cheaper having an american bank account or using card abroad?

Bank

Hi Nicola,The cheapest may option may actually be neither! Instead, you could use a currency card, such as this one by Caxton. It's simple to set up and saves you a lot of money on the exchange rate.H...

Q

What is the best way to open a bank account in Germany?

Banking

It's super easy, there's no need to worry! Just walk into a bank and say 'ich möchte ein bankkonto eröffnen bitte'. Take a form of ID like a driving license or passport. You sign a form and get a ba...

Q

Financial requirements of a student visa?

USA
Q

Will receieve my maintenance grant from SFE whilst on an Erasmus year abroa...

Erasmus grant

Hi Danny,Check out the info given by Student Finance on this question - hopefully it will be helpful!The TYA Team

Q

Is there a way to transfer money to the US without paying bank charges?

Bank

Hi Margot,Have you checked out TransferWise? They're a really great company that allow you to bypass banks and transfer money all over the world with super low fees! There's an article with more detai...

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