International Student & Scholar Services strives to provide our international community with assistance in life outside academics. We provide services including, assistance applying for a driver’s license,  assistance finding housing, and lists of community resources international students can take advantage of. Click the boxes below to learn more about each resource in Tuscaloosa.

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Transportation and Driving

Everything you need to know about diver’s licenses, buying a car, and public transport.

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Housing & Utilities

Housing options: on-campus, off-campus, apartment furnishings, and utilities.

Finances & Banking 

Local banking resources.

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Groceries & Dining

A guide to on-campus dining as well as local grocery stores and farmer’s markets.

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Telephone Services

Local mobile and home phone resources.

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Community English Resources

English courses at local colleges as well as free classes in the community for students and their families.

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Schools and Daycare

Information about daycare and schools for students with children.

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Scam Resources

Protect yourself from common scams that target students and scholars.

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Emergency Contacts

Who you should contact in various types of emergencies.