Weissman Center for International Business

Preparing to Arrive

Once the Study Abroad Office has received all of your application documents, we will contact you by email about all of the arrangements, so please make sure that you regularly check the email address that you provide on the application.

In the meantime, you can begin to prepare yourself for your visit by visiting some web sites that provide some helpful information. The online Student Guide and Tutorial for International Students prepared by the CUNY University-wide Office of Admissions is a great resource. These tutorials were prepared by the International Student Service for incoming degree candidates, so some of the information will not be directly applicable to your study as an exchange student, but scroll down to the section on Living in New York to find out more about life as a student in New York.

The NYC Data website is an initiative of the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch. The NYC Data website provides a wealth of information about numerous aspects of New York City, and learning more about this great city before you arrive will help you enjoy your time even more.

Housing Resources

Finding a Place to Live

Most Baruch students live at home and commute to the College, while others rent accommodation somewhere in the New York metropolitan area on the private housing market. Exchange students who are not housed in a student residence will likewise need to find accommodations for the time they are at Baruch.

Finding an apartment in New York City is both an adventure and a challenge for anyone; even more so for students seeking short-term furnished apartment. It is best to arrange for your accommodation before you arrive, but this is not always possible. If you do plan to come to New York and seek housing once you arrive, you should arrange temporary housing before you arrive, long enough to find more permanent accommodation once you are in New York City.

In addition to the resources mentioned in the Living in New York section of the CUNY Student Guide and Tutorial, here are some additional links you might find helpful:

Living Expenses

Being an International Exchange Student in New York

The CUNY Student Guide and Tutorial for International Student Services Center Living in New York section has information on costs relevant to students who are studying at Baruch.

In addition, the One-To-World organization also welcomes international students and provides quality cultural and social programming.

Estimate of living expenses

New York City is a very expensive place to live and study! The funding amount listed on your I-20 or DS-2019 gives a good idea of the total amount you will need. Here are some examples of prices in New York City and estimates of your living costs.

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