Arriving in NYC

There are mandatory tasks you must complete upon arrival in New York City and before you begin your Wagner degree. Please review the following:

  • OGS Mandatory Check-in
  • Understand Healthcare in the US
  • Money, Banking, and Taxes

All international students are required to complete the US Immigration and Requirements Training webinar before arriving in New York. Now that you are here in the US, you must attend an International Student Meeting within 10 days of arrival in New York. The Wagner International Student Orientation counts as the in-person check-in.


Check-in with OGS


Learn more about currency in the US, using credit cards and debit cards, cashing checks, and opening a bank account. 

Money and Banking in the US


International students are obligated to file tax forms while in the US, even if you have not worked. Though international students are required legally to file tax forms, it may not mean that taxes must be paid. 

OGS Tax Information