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USCIS: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

 

Embassy Wait times for Visa processing

 

LEARN about YOUR MONEY with CASH COURSE

 

NYC Activities

One-to-Worldhttp://www.one-to-world.org/   
OTW offers community service opportunities, foreign affairs conferences, cultural programming and have a robust calendar of activities.  

Driving (for internationals)

International Drivers Permit are only issued outside of the U.S. Read "Foreign Visitors Driving in the U.S." Driving in NY with a foreign license - Read

 

Social Security (for internationals)

Read the government's requirements for getting your Social Security Number

All F-1 students who have a campus job offer (with a signed contract) are eligible for a Social Security Card. Once you have an offer with a contract, then you must visit the OISS for a letter and authorization added to your I-20


All J-1 students who have approved Academic Training can also be authorized for a Social Security Card.

 

Transportation to/from Area Airports

Look under "Ground Transporation" tab for shared vans and taxis

JFK = John F Kennedy Airport (most popular for internationals)

EWR = Newark Liberty Airport (difficult to get shared van service to campus)

LGA = LaGuardia Airport

HPN = Westchester County Airport (close to campus public bus goes directly)

 

Local Transportation

Beeline Bus System #12 line comes to campus

NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority AKA MTA (city bus, train, subway)

 

Local Taxis

Central Taxi: 914 949 0110

White Plains Taxi: 914 949 0054

Arrow Taxi: 914 644 8811

Intrepid Taxi: 914 358 9800

Splendid Taxi: 914 682 2222

 

Houses of Worship

Most religions are practiced in New York, your particular house of worship is available New York City Metro Religions and also check what is available in Westchester county 

 

Local Banks

Campus Bank Wells Fargo on-campus ATM https://www.wellsfargo.com/

Chase Bank http://www.chase.com/

Citibank http://www.citibank.com/us/index.htm

HSBC Bank http://www.hsbc.com/

 

Finances

Shuttle Services to/from JFK and LGA

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