International Student Resources

International Student Life is pleased to offer a number of resources to assist you with your transition to Athens and the United States. Resources are listed alphabetically. If you have any suggestions for further resources, please click the link below. 


Academic Honesty Identity Theft & How to Prevent It​
Academic Writing & Speaking  Immigration Services​
Athena & Registering for Classes* Opportunities for Learning English (ESL)
Banking in Athens Roommate Tips
Buying a Used Car Social Security Card Application Information
Cross-Cultural Adjustment - Culture Shock, American Customs, Educational Differences Student Health Insurance
Financial Aid Tips for International Students   Studying & Being Academically Successful at UGA
Food - Local Stores & Dining Halls                                                             Tax Resources for students classified as a NON - RESIDENT for Tax Purposes 
Getting Around Athens                      Tax Resources for students classified as a RESIDENT for Tax Purposes 
Getting Connected - Phones and Mail  UGA Important Phone Numbers
Georgia Driver's License - How to Apply UGA Sports & Sports Culture
Health Care at UGA and in the USA Writing a Check in the United States


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International Student Resources




*Make sure to check with your Academic Advisor or Graduate Program Coordinator regarding your course schedule and registering for classes. 

ISL does not advise on any matters related to Immigration. For immigration or visa-related questions, please contact Immigration Services at or 706-542-2900.

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International Student Life
The University of Georgia
210 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602 | USA

Phone:  +USA 706-542-5867
Fax:      +USA 706-583-0006


Office Hours: 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)