Starting school or work in a new country can be daunting. As part of Cambridge Trust's on-going commitment to 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 prior to your arrival for school.

Open an Account

  • Email a copy of your passport and acceptance letter or Certificate of Eligibility for J-1 Exchange Visitor Status to the contact listed below
  • Send a confirming e-mail to the attention of the contact listed below
  • Review the glossary of banking terms to familiarize yourself with some banking terminology

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

  • Come into the Bank to obtain a new debit and order checks and meet your banking team

Cambridge Trust Company Contact Information

HARVARD UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Primary Contact

Nicholas Wolf

Vice President, Senior Office Manager

1336 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617.441.1443

[email protected]

 

Secondary Contact

Dave Jean

Associate Office Manager

1336 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617.503.4081

[email protected]


MIT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS

Primary Contact

Daniela Trebicka

Associate Office Manager

415 Main Street

Cambridge, MA 02142

Phone: 617.503.4005

[email protected]


Secondary Contact

Fistsum Tilahun

Office Assistant Manager

415 Main Street

Cambridge, MA 02142

Phone: 617.503.4008

[email protected]