Life in the United States

Your choice to study in the United States and the University at Albany makes you a part of a vibrant and diverse community and culture.   It grants you access to a lot of exciting opportunities, events, and organizations.  However, it can also pose some challenges.  This page will provide you resources as you adjust to life in Albany to help ensure you feel at home here.

Cultural and Community Resources

General information about American culture and living in the United States and Albany

English Proficiency and Language Help

Information and tips for students seeking additional assistance with speaking, writing, or reading in an American classroom

Academic Resources

Resources for academic success in the United States, including tutoring, campus offices, and electronic resources


Information for students living on and off campus

DMV/Driving in the U.S.

Information about driving in the United States, getting a license, and the DMV

Activities and Organizations

Information about campus and community organizations and clubs, as well as things to do in Albany and surrounding areas


Information about scholarships and other financial assistance.

Conduct and Safety 

Information about student conduct, Title IX, academic integrity, your rights in the U.S., legal help, safety, and mental health and wellness