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Citibank 161 W. California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91105 626.432.4311 citibank.com

Wells Fargo Bank 350 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.3661 wellsfargo.com


Exchange rates and currency exchange for U.S. dollars x-rates.com

ICEX International Currency Exchange 427 N. Camden Drive, Suite G Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.278.6628

Currency exchange kiosks are located in the departure halls of every terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. For exchange rates, call 310.646.7934 or visit lawa.org/lax.


Plan to use traveler’s checks until you have opened an account with a local bank. Many banks require that you show a valid California driver license before opening an account. A cashier’s check from another state will take 10 to 15 days to clear. Art Center will accept personal checks for tuition and art supplies.

Monthly Service Fees Many banks will waive their monthly ser- vice fee if you keep a minimum balance in your checking or savings account. Be aware of that amount, and keep at least that total in your account at all times.


Overdraft Protection This option protects you from bouncing checks. Your bank will automatically transfer money from your savings account to cover a large check amount. Many banks offer this service at no addi- tional charge.

Check Limits Some banks limit how many checks you can write each month. Make sure you know how many checks you can write to avoid being charged an extra fee.


Banks charge extra fees if you use cash machines at banks other than your own. You may want to open an account with a bank that has offices in many locations and cities in the Los Angeles area. An ATM is available outside Art Center’s Student Store, across from the Cafeteria.


If you want to wire funds to pay Art Center tuition, use the following information:

Wells Fargo Bank 1000 Lakes Drive West Covina, CA 91790 Account Number 400-0022293 ABA Number 121-000-248 Make sure your name (not your parents’ names) is on the transfer information.


All Art Center students are automati- cally covered by student health insur- ance at the time of registration. This is not an optional plan; it is offered at no cost to each student as a benefit of being a student here. A copy of your health insurance policy will be provided at orientation.

EXPLORING L O S A N G E L E S Y o u r e d u c a t i o n a l e x p e r i e n c e a t A r t C e n t e r w i l l e x t e n d b e y o n d t h e c l a s s r o o m a n d i n t o P a s a d e n a a n d L o s A n g e l e s . P a s a d e n a i s a vibrant city of about 150,000. Known as a “City of Learning,” Pasadena contains the second-highest concentration of art, cultural and educational institutions in the United States. Pasadena has a rich architectural and design history that includes works by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Greene brothers, Wallace Neff and artisans of the Arroyo Craftsman style. It also hosts an impressive collection of cultural institutions including the Norton Simon Museum; The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens; the Armory Center for the Arts and the Pacific Asia Museum.

Located just minutes from campus, Los Angeles is home to a thriving art scene with some 350 art galleries and several world- class museums including the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Each neighborhood and district—from downtown to Beverly Hills to Hollywood to Santa Monica—has something unique to offer.

Following are some websites that can help you begin exploring and taking advantage of the cutural and recre ational resources availble to you.



City of Pasadena Official Site cityofpasadena.net

City of Los Angeles Official Site lacity.org

LA Weekly Free weekly publication for Los Angeles news, cultural events and classifieds. Pick up on campus or at local shops and restaurants. laweekly.com

Craigslist Los Angeles Online classifieds including housing rentals, vehicle sales and more. la.craigslist.org


ExperienceLA experiencela.com

Flavorpill flavorpill.com/losangeles

Juxtapoz Magazine juxtapoz.com

Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs culturela.org

Los Angeles Magazine lamag.com

Los Angeles Times Entertainment Guide theguide.latimes.com

Metromix losangeles.metromix.com

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