How do I set up a bank account?

Information will be provided to you during orientation. There are several banks in the area that are very experienced in working with ELP students and can easily arrange accounts for international students.

Where are the banks and when do they open for exchange?

Banks are usually open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday to Friday, but some have longer hours and may be open on Saturday. These banks will likely charge a small fee to cash travelers checks. The following banks are very close to campus:


Bank of America
3925 Walnut Street, Suite 131
Philadelphia PA 19104 USA
Tel: 215-386-1781

Citizens Bank
134 South 34th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
Tel: 215-387-1900

PNC Bank
3535 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
Tel: 215-823-2307

TD Bank
3735 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 191044 USA
Tel: 215-387-1000

        Wells Fargo
        3431 Chestnut St.
        Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
        Tel: 215-222-2139