COWA’s webpage and hosting is property of Connecting Worlds Abroad S.L (COWA). All corresponding invoices, receipts and credit card statements for any transaction made through this website will show “Connecting Worlds Abroad” as the billing company.
Once a student’s application is complete, and the candidate is officially accepted into the program, he/she will be able to pay the appropriate program fees by credit card and through our online payment portal, or through TransferWise (see below for more information). No personal checks will be accepted.
**Please note: if your payment does not go through, please contact your U.S. credit card company. Some credit card companies block international use and this may be why your payment is not working.**
**Our payment system currently accepts only credit cards issued by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Visa or MasterCard debit cards are accepted. Please consult the specific payment pages for further instructions.**
TransferWise is an online money transfer service that lets you send money abroad 8x cheaper than using your regular bank. Transactions are made with the real, mid-market exchange rate (the rate you would find if you Google the exchange rate, for example), using two local transfers instead of one international transaction. This avoids the costly markups and traditional banking fees added by most providers. TransferWise is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, just like large banks and financial institutions, and verifies its users to protect against fraud and money laundering. To make a transfer, you simply go to the TransferWise website and type in the details for you, the recipient, and how much money you want to send. You can use a debit card or transfer money straight from your online bank account. Transactions can be made in USD and will be delivered in euros directly to the recipient’s bank account, even if they don’t have a TransferWise account themselves. Transfers are delivered quickly—often within 24 hours, and you will receive a confirmation email when the money has been received and another when it has been paid to the recipient.
COWA financial information for TransferWise:
BAN / BIC: ES13 0182 4100 1602 0175 0590/ BBVAESMMXXX
Titular: Connecting Worlds Abroad S.L
Bank name: BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria)