American Values and Customs

Find out more about the culture of the United States.

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Banking in Athens

Find more about the banks around Athens.

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Buying a Used Car

Find out how and where to look for a car.

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Educational Differences

Learn more about American classroom expectations.

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English Opportunities

Use this resource to find the opportunities to practice your conversational English.

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Financial Aid

Learn more about financial aid.

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Food & Shopping

Learn about typical American cuisine, the customs of dining out, and where to buy groceries.

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Getting a Georgia Driver’s License

Learn more about obtaining a Georgia driver's license.

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Getting Connected

Learn about about getting connected here at UGA.

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Housing Tips

Get some tips about looking for housing.

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How to Write a Check

Learn how to write a check.

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Identify Theft

Learn how to keep private information safe from thieves.

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Important Phone Numbers

Important UGA phone numbers to know.

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Mental Health

Find out ways and resources to help your mental health.

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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.

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One Stop Shop

The One Stop Shop is the go-to place for new students to set up their UGA accounts.

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Rideshare Safety

With the rising popularity of rideshare apps, learn tips on how to stay safe.

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Roommate Tips

Get some tips about living with a roommate.

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Social Security

Find out how to obtain your social security card.

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Sports in America

For international students looking to learn about sports in the United States check out Rookie Road and their sports information resource

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Stages of Cultural Adjustment

Coming to America can be a challenging change. Learn about the process of adjusting.

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Student Health Insurance

Learn to navigate American health insurance and some common keywords.

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Tips for Smoother Transition

Learn ways on how to adapt to the cultural change.

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Transportation Around Athens

Find out more about how to get around Athens.

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Understanding Cross Cultural Adjustment

Learn about Oberg's U-Curve Theory and how it may apply to you.

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UGA Sports

Learn about what sports UGA offers and how you can show your school spirit by attending the games.

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US Currency

Learn about your US dollars and coins.

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