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    fenderstratmd is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Immediate funds to have on person?

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    What is a good amount and the best/ safest way to bring funds on to the island? I have read through the faq's and it is only mentioned that I should have immediate funds on me for purchasing necessities and to arrange housing with the apartment landlords. Cashier's check, international money order, cash?? I plan on finding an apartment when I arrive in Dominica (which is about a week before new student orientation). I know a lot of new September students, like myself, are concerned about this. Please help. Thanks in advance!

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    I brought about $1000 in traveler's checks and about $200 in cash. Traveler's checks are safest because if they are lost or stolen, you can get your money back. Cash is nice for immediate use, though, like eating on the way and tipping bell hops. When I got to Dominica I deposited my traveler's checks when I set up my account. I arrived about a week before classes, just during orientation week and secured housing on the housing tour. It all worked out for me just fine. Be prepared for huge lines at the bank, though, during those first few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderstratmd View Post
    What is a good amount and the best/ safest way to bring funds on to the island? I have read through the faq's and it is only mentioned that I should have immediate funds on me for purchasing necessities and to arrange housing with the apartment landlords. Cashier's check, international money order, cash?? I plan on finding an apartment when I arrive in Dominica (which is about a week before new student orientation). I know a lot of new September students, like myself, are concerned about this. Please help. Thanks in advance!
    $1000 is a nice, safe, round number to bring. Just be sure that most of it is in traveler's checks. When you sign you lease though, most landlords require first months rent and a security deposit equal to first months rent. This will likely be over $1000. Don't sweat it too much though. Most landlords know you're not going to get your money until you register for classes and will let you slide. If you need more money than that, the ATM's here take US cards. I think they charge you 2 EC plus whatever your bank charges you.

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