Ohio University

Resources for International Students and Faculty

Resource

Description

Category

Covid-19 FAQ

Flights, Visas, mask requirements, local transportation, on-campus employment and more.

General

AILA Attorney Search Tool

Search for an attorney through the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Immigration

International Student Union

Umbrella organization for internationally focused student organizations at Ohio University.

Campus

Athens Area Mediation Services

Assistance with university-based conflicts, including negotiating with landlords.

Athens

Outgoing Student Communication

General communication sent to both incoming and continuing students.

General

International Student Emergency Relief Fund

Information on applying for the International Student Emergency Fund.

General

International Student Tax FAQ

Common questions and answers regarding filing tax returns as an international student.

General

Avoiding Scams

Link to article on common scams international students may encounter.

General

eShipGlobal

Instructions on how to use eShipGlobal, an international shipping service.

General

iCats

Information on iCats, a software students can use to submit request to ISFS.

General

Fast Facts

General facts about Ohio University.

General

Study in the States

A general resource for international students provided by the DHS. 

Immigration

USCIS Case Status

A search tool to look up the case status of current USCIS applications. 

Immigration

Campus Involvement Center

Link to the Campus Involvement Center webpage, where you can find student involvement opportunities.

Campus

Office of Global Affairs and International Studies

A link to the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies, the central hub at Ohio University for all things global.

Campus

Campus Leadership and Development Center

The CLDC provides career development resources to students.

Campus

Off-Campus Housing

Housing options and leasing information.

Athens

Banks and Cell Networks

Information on Banks and Cell Networks.

Athens

Additional Information

Miscellaneous information, including helpful Facebook groups to be aware of. 

Athens

Graduate College

Link to the Graduate College webpage, which includes degree program information, tuition and costs, and more. 

Campus 

F-1 Student Virtual Teams Hangout

Information on joining the weekly F-1 Student Virtual Hangout.  Immigration
Driver's License & State ID Information on getting a driver's license, which is needed if you want to own a car in the U.S. 

General

Athens Public Transit

Athens Public Transit (APT) is a fixed route public bus system serving the City of Athens, Ohio, including the Village of Chauncey and The Plains.

Athens
GoBus

GoBus offers city-to-city services within the state, including trips from Athens to Columbus. 

Athens
Ohio University Police Department (OUPD)

OUPD is responsible for enforcement of criminal laws, all investigations occurring on campus, and issuing timely warnings of crimes that pose a threat to students and employees.

Athens
City of Athens Police Department Athens City Police Department, Athens
Job Listings

Are you thinking about looking for employment on campus? Check this link out. 

Campus
Events and Activities

Athens has something for everyone whether you enjoy the outdoors or if you prefer high quality entertainment.

Athens
On-Campus Dining

Link to OU Culinary Services. Information on dining plans, locations and menus. 

Campus
Off-Campus Restaurants

Dining in Athens County, restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and more. 

Athens
Weather Check the local weather outlook here. 

Athens

Academic Policy

Important academic policy all students should be aware of.

Campus
Behavioral Standards

Behavioral standards expected of all students at Ohio University.

Campus
Health Care

Information on levels of health care and locations of offices in Athens. 

Athens 

Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP) SAP aims to provide confidential support and advocacy services to student survivors or sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence and stalking.

Campus

Academic Advancement Center (AAC) Offers free academic assistance programs to all Ohio University students.

Campus

Social Security Application Tips This page provides detailed instruction on how to submit a social security number application as an F or J student. 

Athens

Avoiding Plagiarism

Complete this interactive tutorial to learn tips on avoiding plagiarism.

Campus
Winter Break Closure Virtual Hangouts Join one of our Virtual Teams Hangouts to ask questions to ISFS staff and chat with fellow students over the winter break closure!

Campus