International Student Resources
American Values and Customs
Find out more about the culture of the United States.
Banking in Athens
Find more about the banks around Athens.
Buying a Used Car
Find out how and where to look for a car.
Learn more about American classroom expectations.
Use this resource to find the opportunities to practice your conversational English.
Learn more about financial aid.
Food and Shopping
Learn about typical American cuisine, the customs of dining out, and where to buy groceries.
Getting a Georgia Driver’s License
Learn more about obtaining a Georgia driver’s license.
Learn about about getting connected here at UGA.
Get some tips about looking for housing.
How to Write a Check
Learn how to write a check.
Learn how to keep private information safe from thieves.
Important Phone Numbers
Important UGA phone numbers to know.
Involvement as a Graduate Student
Are you a graduate student? There are lots of ways for you to get involved on campus with other graduate students. Learn more here!
Find out ways and resources to help your mental health.
Off-Campus Housing Guide
This guide will help you navigate Housing in Athens off-campus. Note that ISL does not recommend or endorse any of the housing locations in this guide.
One Stop Shop
The One Stop Shop is the go-to place for new students to set up their UGA accounts.
Personal Budget & Financial Management
Learn more about saving, developing a budget, and personal financial management.
With the rising popularity of rideshare apps, learn tips on how to stay safe.
Get some tips about living with a roommate.
Find out how to obtain your social security card.
Sports in America
For international students looking to learn about sports in the United States check out Rookie Road and their sports information resource
Stages of Cultural Adjustment
Coming to America can be a challenging change. Learn about the process of adjusting.
Student Health Insurance
Learn to navigate American health insurance and some common keywords.
Get some tips about how to optimize your studying.
Find some tax resources.
Tips for Smoother Transition
Learn ways on how to adapt to the cultural change.
Transportation Around Athens
Find out more about how to get around Athens.
Learn about what sports UGA offers and how you can show your school spirit by attending the games.
Understanding Cross Cultural Adjustment
Learn about Oberg’s U-Curve Theory and how it may apply to you.
Learn about your US dollars and coins.