Current international students
The International Center assists all international students from orientation to commencement. We can help with visa, immigration, or status concerns, housing, campus and community integration (including conversation partners) and much more.
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On this page:
- COVID19 travel information
- Immigration updates from US government
- Academic Assistance & Tutoring
- Employment Information
- F-1 and J-1 maintaining status
- Groups/support for international students
- Immigration forms
- Immunization information
- Tax information
- Events/calendar and Programs
- Student resources
The English Language Institute, offers individualized, one-on-one and small group assistance and tutoring. These services will help if you are an International Student at UA, English is not your first language, and/or you are currently writing a Thesis or Dissertation.
- Volunteering, Unpaid Internships, and Employment Authorization
- CPT/OPT Information Session (powerpoint) - Oct. 18, 2019
- Employment Seminar – Feb. 25, 2021 (videos)
- Employment Information for Employers
Students in F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status must follow federal regulations to maintain lawful status in the U.S. Click on your nonimmigrant status below to read more about maintaining status at The University of Akron.
If you have questions, email email@example.com or call 330-972-6349 to set up an appointment to meet with an advisor at the International Center.
Visit the following government websites for more information:
A number of groups on campus and in the community make it easier for you to adjust to living in the U.S. and getting to know both UA and Akron.
See our forms directory to report changes, apply for work authorization, information packets and applications related to F-1 and J-1 status etc.
As you may be aware the United States and other countries are experiencing a resurgence in vaccine-preventable measles infections.
We will help guide you through what you need to do comply with US tax law and understand the tax filing requirements of your visa. All non-immigrants in the US who were present at some time during 2020 are required to file tax related documents. The deadline for filing taxes in 2021 is Thursday, April 15.
International Friends Program
The International Friends Program connects international undergraduate students with local families to develop meaningful intercultural exchange, friendship and support for international students while they are in the USA.
Conversation Partners Program
The Conversation Partners Program gives international students a chance to improve their conversational skills with native English speakers. It is an opportunity to speak in English, socialize, meet new people who want to help you feel welcome in the U.S. and learn more about American culture.
If you are interested in participating, learn more and sign up here!
International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity for international students, faculty, and staff to highlight the rich cultural diversity we have here at UA. The annual event, held each October or November, features cultural performances, international food, guest speakers, and more.
If you are interested in participating, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the university's events calendar to know about upcoming shows, lectures, exhibits, gatherings, athletics and more.