What is a reasonable weekly budget for living in Switzerland?

Hiya! Here is an article about the Top 10 ways to save money in Switzerland which tells it like it is :) Hope that helps!

Jun 28th 2016, 6:33 | 1 answer



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

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 (almost 2$ for £1 you can get pretty far on not a lot of money). In Montreal $1000 a month is enough...

Feb 10th 2016, 22:21 | 1 answer
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How do I set up a bank account in France?

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

Aug 10th 2015, 10:34 | 1 answer

Using currency cards on the 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 emergency, someone from home could top it up for you), you can use it in loads of shops, you can...

Jul 6th 2015, 10:39 | 2 answers

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

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.Hope that's helpful!The TYA Team

Jun 13th 2015, 20:31 | 1 answer

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

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 bank card within a few days by post usually.  I personally went with sparkasse because their account...

Jun 10th 2015, 14:52 | 1 answer


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