LIFE IN NYC
A short cheat sheet on everything you need to know before coming to NYC!
Must-have documents for entering the US:
1. Proof of identity (Passport + F-1Visa)
2. Proof of address
3. Proof of enrollment (I-20)
Opening a bank account should definitely be one of the first things you need to do when you get here.
The big three to pick from are:
Bank of America
Mobile phone services
Similarly you’ll need to pick a mobile phone service to keep your snapchat streaks and to whatsapp your loved ones back home. A family plan would be more cost-efficient as well if you have friends to share with.
The four big NYC service providers to pick from are :
NY has an abundance of restaurants and bars to go to! I’m sure everyone has a bucket list on where to go. While this is not a recommendation list (there a million of these online), this is a reminder that tipping is customary in any service- based business in NYC. The convention is to tip 15% to 20% of the total bill, excluding tax.
Must have apps
Venmo – an extremely useful app to transfer money after a fun night out with friends
Uber/Lyft – transportation apps
Door Dash/Grub Hub – food delivery apps