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International Students and Scholars Account

Welcome!

Starting school or work in a new country can be daunting. As part of Cambridge Trust's on-going commitment to Bentley, Fisher, Harvard and MIT international students and scholars, we would like to ease your transition by helping you establish your local bank account before you arrive on campus.

All of our accounts feature personal attention from qualified bankers dedicated to answering your questions and addressing your needs. Our simple three step account opening program makes establishing a relationship a smooth process that saves you time and money, while avoiding the risks and inconvenience of carrying large sums of cash or traveler's checks.

Step 1:

Prior to arrival:

Step 2:

Cambridge Trust will:

  • Establish a checking account with a debit card in your name and assign an account number
  • Order you a free set of checks
  • Provide you with our wire transfer instructions, which will enable you to transfer money from your bank to Cambridge Trust Company before you leave home. We will waive the initial fee for the incoming international wire.

Step 3:

Upon arrival on campus:

  • Come into the Bank and present your passport, sign the necessary documents and pick up your checkbook and debit card
  • Access to your account will be granted upon your arrival in the Cambridge area.
  • Verification letters provided upon request

Cambridge Trust Company Contact Information:

Harvard University International Students:

Primary Contact:

Jo-Ann Bussiere
Vice President, Branch Manager
1336 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-441-1580
Fax: 617-812-2403
jo-ann.bussiere@cambridgetrust.com

Secondary Contact:

Mary Greene
Phone: 617-441-1431
mary.greene@cambridgetrust.com

MIT International Students and Scholars:

Primary Contact:

Ana Mojica-Boyd
Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager
326 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-503-4002
Fax: 617-441-0342
ana.mojica-boyd@cambridgetrust.com

Secondary Contact:

Maryellen DeAngelis
Phone: 617-503-4001
maryellen.deangelis@cambridgetrust.com

Fisher College International Students:

Primary Contact:

Basharat Sheikh
Branch Manager
65 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-503-4142
Fax: 617-723-9576
basharat.sheikh@cambridgetrust.com

Secondary Contact:

Maria Palacios
Phone: 617-503-4140
maria.palacios@cambridgetrust.com

Bentley University International Students:

Primary Contact:

Steven Pisan
Vice President, Branch Manager
361 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: 617-503-5260
Fax: 617-489-1241
steven.pisan@cambridgetrust.com

Secondary Contact:

Howie Soul
Phone: 617-503-5261
harwood.soul@cambridgetrust.com