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Living in the United States
Tips for International Students

There are a number of guides available for living in the United States. The following resources concentrate on important public information you may need in order to feel secure and to deal with emergencies.

Legal and Diplomatic Assistance

Foreign Embassies of Washington, DC provides contact information and web site links for every national embassy located in the United States' capitol.

Foreign Consular Offices in the United States provides addresses, telephone numbers, and names of key personnel for every consulate that each recognized country operates across the United States.

Office of Foreign Assets Control is the branch of the U.S. Department of the Treasury that administers the assets (money, property, etc.) of countries and their businesses and citizens that may be frozen due to bilateral or multilateral disputes and other crises. If your country and the United States have such an unfortunate relationship, this is the office that can provide information.

Consular Notification and Access is a U.S. Department of State resource providing detailed information on your right to contact your embassy and see your consular officials in case you have legal problems while in the United States. The site includes samples of the documents you may need to show local law enforcement officials.

Health Information

CDC Travelers' Health Information for Travelers to North America is the U.S. Center for Disease Control's information and guidance on health conditions in the United States. It provides information on diseases and other health problems in our country as well as links to the health departments of every state government. Canadian links are also provided because typical disease patterns ignore human political boundaries.

International Mail

Postal Explorer is the U.S. Postal Service's search engine and document finder. It provides links to information on overseas mailing costs to and from the United States as well as U.S. international mail regulations and policies.

Going Home

Exiting the United States provides guidance from the U.S. Bureau of Customs on what you can take out of the United States when you depart.

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