I've received and accepted a summer analyst offer for an international firm (I am from the U.S.), and I got the official paperwork today. Pay is generous, but the letter mentions that it is payable on a monthly basis. The problem is I will not start work until the last day of May, meaning I will be living abroad in an expensive city for about 5 weeks before getting any kind of paycheck.
To put it simply, neither I nor my parents will have enough money to front 5 weeks of living expenses (I will have to pay my own rent, company does not cover housing).
I posted this in the PE forum too since it is a PE firm, but I figured I might get a better response here.