CURRENT STUDENTS

WHERE TO GET ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

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. Visit us in Buchtel Hall, Suite 202, or call us at 330-972-6349. Email us at international@uakron.edu or immigration@uakron.edu.

ORIENTATION FOR NEW STUDENTS

Welcome to The University of Akron! Here’s all the information you need to make a smooth transition to Akron and our UA community.

Welcome letters: For students arriving in Summer 2017 and Fall 2017.
Mandatory new student international orientation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

IMMIGRATION – MAINTAINING STATUS

Students in F-1 or J-1 visa status must follow federal regulations to maintain lawful status in the U.S. Click on your visa status below to read more about maintaining valid status at The University of Akron.

You can also visit the following government websites for more information: Study in the States (F-1 Students) and  J-1 Visa Basics.

If you have questions, email immigration@uakron.edu or set up an appointment to meet with an advisor at the International Center by calling 330-972-6798.

Handbooks:

EMPLOYMENT SEMINAR FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Thank you to all who attended the seminar on April 21. Here are two presentations from the day:

GROUPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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.

IMMIGRATION FORMS: REPORTING CHANGES, APPLYING FOR WORK AUTHORIZATION, ETC.

See our forms directory for information packets and application forms related to F-1 and J-1 status.

NEWS

Advisory: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has increased fees for many applications, including the I-765 (OPT and STEM OPT) and I-539 (Change of Status/Reinstatement).

Events

English Corner Program

The English Corner Program gives international students a chance to improve their conversational skills with native English speakers.  It is an opportunity to speak in English, have fun, meet new people and learn more about American culture.  It is totally free, the only requirement is that you show up and speak in English!

Please contact Tracy McCune at mccune@uakron.edu if you are interested in participating.


Around The World Festival 

The Around The World Festival is an opportunity for international students, faculty, and staff to share and demonstrate their cultures. The annual event features cultural performances, including music and dancing from all corners of the world. Guests can sample traditional foods, try on cultural outfits, and experience the rich cultural diversity we have here at UA.

The Around The World Festival takes place during International Education Week each fall semester, the event is free and open to all UA students and the Akron community.

Please contact Tracy McCune at mccune@uakron.edu if you are interested in participating.


Events calendar

See our events calendar to learn about upcoming shows, lectures, exhibits, gatherings, athletic events and more.