Banking & Credit/Debit Cards:
Wells Fargo: As an international student attending school at the University of Washington, we understand that your financial needs are unique. Wells Fargo can help you manage your money while you’re at school. We also offer international banking services to help you send and receive money to and from your home country.
Bank of America: Starting on a stable financial path can be a little easier with a Bank of America Core Checking® account. It's a great way to learn financial independence with account features like Online and Mobile Banking. We waive the monthly maintenance fee for students under age 241 who are enrolled in a high school, college, university or vocational program. For information on any other fees, please refer to the personal schedule of fees.
SelfScore provides fair credit to international students in the U.S., no SSN or deposit required to apply. Our credit card offers students on F/J/M visas equal access to build a credit history. Additionally, we publish educational resources that enrich their journey in the U.S.
Off Campus Residences: We offer newly constructed, affordable micro-studio apartments in a student community outfitted with sensible apartment features such as hardwood-look vinyl flooring, secured access with intercom system, onsite laundry facility and built-in desks. We are located just north of the University of Washington near bus lines, restaurants, shopping, and Burke-Gilman Trail.
TWELVE is a modern, green living community featuring open-concept studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Located in the heart of University District, TWELVE is walking distance to the University of Washington and has convenient access to an eclectic mix of urban shopping areas, historic architecture and great cafes. And, not to mention a quick bus ride from downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay. Plus, we put the emphasis on community with our resident events, and our professional, on-site management and maintenance staff!
Wirelessis bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network with easy and affordable plans; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket International where you can keep in touch with friends and family around the world for one low rate. Get unlimited calling to landlines in 36 countries from the U.S. Plus… You can Bring Your Own Phone. Learn more at https://www.cricketwireless.com. Cricket, Something to Smile About.
Shopping & Leisure:
Bed Bath & Beyond makes shopping for college convenient and fun. Let us show you all the tricks we’ve learned to make your space organized, comfortable and beautiful. We offer a large assortment of bedding (including Twin XL sheets), bathroom necessities, storage solutions, and decorations to conquer campus living. www.bedbathandbeyond.com
Chinook Book is a sustainable coupon guide to local business throughout the Seattle area. In the Chinook Book mobile app, you'll find hundreds of offers from your favorite businesses. Save at grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, eco-friendly gifts, outdoor gear, and more! We're also a healthy fundraising program for local schools and non-profits. Find out more at www.chinookbook.com
Our mission at CORT is to be an indispensable resource for people and companies who are looking to make a house a home, an office a great place to work, and an event a memorable celebration. Our Team take pride in providing world-class service in a very personal, customized way. We believe that the details matter, because it's the little things that separate good from great.
Ikea: Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at affordable prices. There are currently more than 380 IKEA stores in 48 countries, including 42 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.
Lyft: Wherever you're headed, count on Lyft for rides in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with a local driver at the tap of a button. Just request and go. Enter code FIUTSISO17 into the payment section for $5 off of 3 rides. How Lyft Works: 1) Request: Request Lyft, Lyft Plus, or Lyft Line. 2) Ride: Our reliable drivers will get you where you need to go. 3) Pay: When the ride ends, just pay and rate your driver through your phone.
Zipcar allows international students access to a vehicle for errands or adventures. Book Zipcars by the hour or day for a small fee that includes gas, insurance and miles. You only have to be 18 to join and you can apply with your international license. Get signed up at www.zipcar.com/upass
Flywire is the leading provider of global payment solutions for the education industries. Over 1300 educational institutions worldwide, including UW, have benefited from Flywire’s streamlined and secure payment processing with tracking and reconciliation services. Students and families benefit from lower fees, a convenient online experience, and 24/7 multilingual customer support.