Helpful Hints

NYCTourist (Information about tourist attractions)
The Paperless Guide to New York City
NYNow (another online guide)
New York City Online Refrences
Yahoo! New York
The Village Voice
Oanda Currency Converter

Helpful Links for Scholarship/Financial Aid
College Board’s Fund Finder
EduPass, FinAid's website specifically for international students.
Embark
Daniel Cassiday's Fastaid contains a special resources specifically for international students.
The CIEE Council (Council on International Educational Exchange) provides resources for international students.
The International Education Financial Aid, contains almost 900 scholarship listings for international students, as well as links to many resources.
International Students.com contains excellent funding resources and information about United States study for international students.
The Mach25 database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships.
ASEAN Student Assistance Awards Program
Canadian Higher Education Loan Program
The IEFC , this innovative program is designed to increase the opportunities for international students who wish to study at approved colleges and universities

Other Links

Information on US Visas
USCIS Homepage

IRS Home
Social Security Homepage 
International Calling Codes
International Student Guide