Living in the US

Essential information on housing, life in the United States, family and relationships.


How to Get a State ID or Driver’s License

You’re an international student. You’ve just arrived in the US ready to begin a challenging and competitive degree program.

5 Tips For Finding Off-Campus Housing

International students studying in the United States have plenty to think about when planning their arrival.

10 Secrets To a Successful US Student Visa Interview

It’s time. You’ve submitted your application and you have all your documents. At the scheduled time, you’ll be invited to your local US Embassy for your visa interview which will determine your eligibility to study full-time in the US.

How to Get an SSN

At some point while you study in the United States, you may have to consider applying for a social security number, otherwise known as an SSN.


3 Ways to Stay Connected to Home

Staying connected with your family when they’re just 100 miles away can be a challenge. So what do you do when you’re separated by an ocean and an expensive plane ride?


How to Explore the U.S. This Summer for Cheap (or Free)

If you have no firm plans after the academic year ends (and a flight home sounds too expensive), it might be time to explore the country outside of your campus.


Other Resources

Financial Advice

Everything you wanted to know about money but were afraid to ask. A collection of resources designed to help you understand the US economy and make better financial decisions.

Working in the U.S.

Whether you’re seeking a career in the US or a part-time campus job, we have advice and insight into the American working experience.

Study Aids

All the information you need on academics, study tools, success in school.