Living in the U.S.

Living in another country is both an adventure and a challenge. To help alleviate some of the frustrations connected to settling in a new country, OIS maintains a depository of resources available in the community and on campus for assist you in your adaptation. You can find information about housing, health care, shopping, driving, telephones, cable, among others.


Local Customs

Living in a new country can both be a wonderful adventure and a challenge. Here you will find information about American culture, local customs as well as the process (and symptoms) of the cultural adjustment (culture shock) most foreigners go through when moving to the United States.

housingHousing & Utilities

There are a number of housing options for you on and off campus. See important tips for renting and a list of the main providers for utilities and other services such as cable, internet and phone.

driving Driving

Learn about how to get a driver’s license and other shared drive options.



Buses, trains and bikes. See more information about means of transportation on campus and around the city.



Health and Safety

More information on health care and how to stay safe during your stay in Raleigh.


raleighThings to do in Raleigh

Learn about all that Raleigh has to offer in entertainment, restaurants, arts and culture.