Living Costs & Initial Expenses
Before you come to Yale, it's a good idea to try to figure out your estimated overall monthly or annual budget and how you will handle various payments. You should also have some money on hand for initial expenses.
Banking, Credit, and Debit Cards
Learn some basics about banking in the U.S., such as how to open a bank account and the difference between credit and debit cards.
All international students and scholars are required to file a U.S. federal tax return, even if you do not have U.S. source income, so start familiarizing yourself with the U.S. tax system and understanding your obligations.