Each year, approximately 850 international students from 89 countries pursue studies and research at UA. The University of Akron requires that all international students carry medical insurance that meets minimum established requirements. Such coverage must be in effect throughout the student's studies at the University of Akron.
The Office of International Programs (OIP) assists international students. OIP helps students adjust to a new culture through orientation programs and professional advice concerning immigration issues, housing, academic concerns, and cultural issues. OIP promotes diversity on campus by organizing social and cultural celebrations. A number of student cultural organizations have regular activities on campus.
International students are required to attend the International Student Orientation program that takes place one week before classes. The orientation fee is US$45, which will not be waived even if the student does not attend the orientation program. The orientation dates will be mailed to students with their orientation letter and immigration documents.