It looks like I will be making the move and going to France in January to study French for a while (at least a year). I'll be coming from the US, and as we know, the Dollar to Euro is pretty bad. If it is possible, I was thinking that the best way to do things would be to open a bank account there in dollars, and then exchange from dollars to euros as i need to in the hopes that the rate gets better in the future rather than exchange it all at once. Is this possible? What do you all think? How did others handle the situation? Thanks guys.