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Navigating Life at UTD: A Guide for Indian Students

Are you a student from India getting ready to embark on your journey at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)? As you prepare to immerse yourself in a new culture and educational environment, here are some tips to help you navigate your experience and make the most out of your time at UTD.

Remember, your journey as an international student at UTD is not just about academics but also about personal growth, cultural exchange, and building lifelong memories. Embrace the challenges and opportunities that come your way, and make the most out of your experience as a proud UTD Comet!

Looking for Accomodation/ Housing options near by UTD

1. Estates on Frankford/ Pearl - 7575 Frankford Rd, Dallas, TX 75252

Avg Rent - ~$1200 to $1400 2bhk apartments

Website - Luxury Far North Dallas, TX Apartments | Estates on Frankford (rentanapt.com)https://services.utdallas.edu/transit/dart/#students

Time by UTD bus

  • 16 minutes from UTD to Frankford
  • 12-14 minutes from Frankford to UTD Bus frequency
  • Every 12 minutes from UTD visitor center (Weekdays 7am – 11pm)
  • On Fridays and Sundays, UTD bus goes to Walmart
  • On Saturdays (7am-11pm) frequency is every 30 minutes
  • On Sundays (10am-6pm) frequency is every 30 minutes

Near By Stores for Students to get groceries, restaurants within 5 mile redius etc.

  • Supermarkets / Grocery stores like - Braums, Sprouts, Tom Thumb, Walmart, Target 
  • Indian Stores - Swadeshi, K-Mart etc.
  • Restaurants like - Masala wok, Starbucks, Subway etc.
  • Hair saloon - Greatclips

 

2. Chatham courts and reflections - 7825 McCallum Blvd.Dallas, TX 75252

Website - https://www.chathamcourt-reflections.com/ 

  • 12-15 minutes from UTD to Chatham 
  • 12-15 minutes from Chatham to UTD

Avg Rent - $900 for 1 BHK, $1200 for 2 BHK

Want to Open Bank Account ? 

Check for the banks based on minimum deposit criteria and maintaining balance for Student Account.

BB&T and PNC banks do not have minimum balance & direct deposit criteria.

Rest all banks like Chase, BoFA & Wells Fargo have minimum balance & direct deposit Criteria.

Documents Required are Passport, Visa, I-20

Looking for DART PASS - 

Visit: https://services.utdallas.edu/transit/dart/#students

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