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Payment methods abroad

Less than one month abroad

If you are travelling abroad for a short duration (2-3 weeks), some change in local currency and a Visa or other credit card will be enough to get by.


Between 1 and 6 months abroad

If you are travelling abroad for a longer duration, you have the choice between several payment methods. If you have a post office account, your card will allow you to withdraw money in most countries.

It is highly recommended to register for the e-banking service of your bank or post office in order to be able to have constant access to your account balance and details of the transactions carried out during your language study trip abroad. We advise against using travellers' cheques as these are more cumbersome than anything else. However, if you are planning to travel off the beaten track, it is advisable to supply yourself with several methods of payments, including travellers' cheques.

More than 6 months abroad

If you are travelling abroad for more than 6 months and you have an address (host family, student residence, apartment, etc.) in the country of your language study trip, you can open an account abroad. In order to do this, you will need to make enquiries once you arrive with the local banks and ask them about their offers.
Thanks to the e-banking service of your bank or post office, you will be able to make direct transfers from your existing account into your account abroad. However, a charge is withdrawn from your account during each transaction.