International Students

SURVIVAL GUIDE

Under normal circumstances, a student who faces a dilemma could simply call home and his or her parents would turn up quickly to sort out the crisis. For international students though, parental assistance and the support of family and friends are not so close at hand. For this reason, as an international student you need to be prepared to be a little more independent and think about what might happen if you were to fall sick, run out of money or find yourself in a sticky or confusing situation…

Cash Cushion

Having a reserve of cash – a cushion against the unexpected – is a smart thing to do. No doubt you have given some thought to your monthly expenses, but until you are actually living in the U.S., you will find it hard to budget for daily expenditures never mind have a emergency fund.

Medical Emergency
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