Please bring your funds in a secure form: traveler's checks, a bank check, or
an international money order drawn on U.S. Dollars. Alternatively, you may wire
your funds to your UWSP account. To wire money to your UWSP account kindly
contact the Office of International Education for instructions. We strongly
urge you not to carry your funds as cash.
When you enter the United States, you will be asked if you have more than USD
$10,000 with you. Be sure to answer honestly. The
penalty for false claims is seizure of your money.
You may need money for food and hotel accommodations if you miss a flight
connection, so be prepared with a credit card and a small amount of pocket money
Banking will be discussed in detail during orientation. You will have an
opportunity to meet bank representatives and open a local bank account at that