Step 2: Getting to (know) St. John's
Of the banks available in St. John's, Newfoundland several have international connections, but it is advisable to check with your local bank to see what international partners exist (this may help reduce transfer and withdrawal fees substantially). The banks located in the St. John's area are: BMO Financial Group (national) - (formerly Bank of Montreal); CIBC (national) - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; HSBC (international); Royal Bank (national); Scotiabank (national); TD Canada Trust (national)
3. Figure out how much things cost
While daily rates change, check the value of your local currency compared to the Canadian dollar on a currency exchange site. Find out just how much things cost to live in St. John's, Newfoundland.
5. Learn what services exist for you
Your exchange officer, the faculty or department in which you are studying and the department of Student Affairs and Services is here to help you get the support you need during your stay at Memorial.