Student tuition is all-inclusive except for personal spending money. Generally we suggest that students bring about $200 to buy gifts, souvenirs and snacks. If you are a big spender/shopper, you may want to bring more.
We do not suggest bringing travelers checks as getting to banks and waiting in line to exchange money can be time consuming and difficult.
Most ATM cards will work in all countries; generally accepted ATM cards include those with the Cirrus, Star or Link logos on the back.
Visa and Master Card credit cards are the most widely accepted around the world. American Express is also pretty widely accepted. If you choose to bring another type of card, we suggest you do some research into the acceptance of that card in the destination country.