New Students & Scholars

June 30, 2016

Welcome to Urbana, Ohio! Moving to a new place is an exciting adventure, full of possibilities! We are eager to warmly welcome you and come alongside of you as you adjust to life in Urbana. We offer many services and activities to promote friendship and provide opportunity for you to meet US Americans and other internationals, practice your English, travel the USA, share holiday meals and explore the Bible in weekly small groups.  Students, visiting scholars, and spouses of all nationalities and religions may participate.  Families are always welcome.

Learn more about International Friendships

Please take advantage of these special activities and services for newly arriving students and scholars.

Airport Pick-Up

We are happy to help you get settled into life in Ohio.  We offer an alternative option to taking a taxi or the university organized transport from the airport.  A friendly volunteer from International Friendships can welcome you at the airport no matter the time of your arrival, assist you with your luggage, and provide transportation to campus.

Sign up for airport pickup 

New Student Orientation Videos

Do you have questions about IFI services and activities? Are you wondering how you will get started with your life in Urbana? We hope some of your questions will be answered as you watch the new student orientation videos.

[These videos were made in Columbus, OH.  Most of the content will apply to Columbus (OSU).]

Watch Orientation Videos