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Studying in the US: A Lesson in Personal Finance

June 12th, 2009

Question:

A question from the teacher. Susanna Wesson writes: “I teach English to French students of engineering who benefit very much from your Foreign Student Series. Could you do a program on money, banking and shopping for students in the U.S.?”

Many colleges and universities in the United States have guidelines for what they consider reasonable budgets for personal spending.

Senem Bakar is the assistant director of International Student Services at American University in Washington, D.C. She suggests that students budget at least one thousand three hundred dollars for a nine-month school year. This will help pay for things like transportation, telephone bills, supplies and entertainment.

Paul Butler is the financial manager in the Office of International Services at Indiana University Bloomington. He says the advice there is to have at least two thousand four hundred dollars for twelve months in the United States.

“Remember, to improve your English speaking skills, you should practise everyday. Moreover, you should record your voice and then you listen to your record again. You will recognize your pronunciation and accent mistakes.”

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