UNI Culture and Intensive English Program Culture and Intensive English Program is designed to prepare nonnative speakers of English students for academic work at the undergraduate or graduate degree level.
UNI International Admissions To start at UNI, a student-centered liberal arts institution that emphasizes excellent instruction, undergraduate and graduate students should start here.
UNI International Students and Scholars Office International Students and Scholars Office assists students in their transition to campus from their home countries and in their daily campus activities while they are enrolled.
U.S. Department of State Education USA Predeparture Information EducationUSA centers actively promote U.S. higher education around the world by offering accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, objective and timely information about education institutions and guidance on how to best access those opportunities
Travel, Study and Work in the U.S. Official information and services from the U.S. government on getting and leaving the U.S., travel and tour the U.S., work in the U.S.
Cedar Falls/ Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Official city web site
Destination: downtown Cedar Falls, IA
Mission of the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau is to promote, market and serve our community as a quality destination for visitors
Cedar Falls has been named one of the 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Official city web site
Waterloo Convention and Visitors Bureau: Waterloo is in the process of finishing up a complete facelift, transforming downtown into a brand new family adventure. Already famous for being one of the State’s foremost historic towns, Waterloo is introducing a number of redevelopment projects
City of Waterloo Leisure Services: Sports, Parks, Forestry, Golf, Young Arena
Waterloo Regional Airport Waterloo Regional Airport is located in Waterloo 6 miles from UNI
The Eastern Iowa Airport The Eastern Iowa Airport is located in Cedar Rapids Airport 70 miles from UNI
Greyhound Largest provider of intercity transportation serving more than 2,300 destinations with a stop at the University Book and Supply Inc (1009 W 23rd Street Cedar Falls)
Meals Information regarding individual food venues on the UNI campus; access to meals on campus could be arranged
Internet, Phone and Video Connections Information Technology Services can assist you with internet, phone and video connections on campus
Cellular and Wireless phone providers
On-campus housing options
Conveniently located off-campus temporary lodging
Transportation on campus UNI’s campus has a free shuttle bus; however, since the routes and schedules are limited, please be prepared to walk long distances.
Transportation in Cedar Falls/Waterloo
The metro area has a low cost bus
To rent a vehicle, you must be at least 21 years of age, have a current Iowa or international driver's license, and have a major credit card
Iowa Driver’s License If interested, you may obtain Iowa Driver’s License; car rental is available for personal use for those over 25 with proof of insurance and a valid international or Iowa driver’s license
Financial Information The US government requires a 9-digit identification number (Social Security Number-SSN) for all financial transactions. Application for the SSN should occur between the 2nd and 3rd week after arrival, and the SSN card will arrive within 2 to 12 weeks of application
Banking and Taxation
A personal bank account may be opened at a local bank without a social security number with proper identification (passport, visa, I-94, DS-2019). Some banks may require a social security number within 90-days or the account will be frozen. Stipends and other financial considerations from UNI may be taxed by the US Treasury. Additional information is available from the UNI Office of Business Operations
Packages Shipping and U.S Customs Regulations
FedEx offers solutions, resources, and support for international shipping
Learn about U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations
The single-level shopping center is home to the area’s only Von Maur, Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Express, Hat World, Hot Topic, Select Comfort, and HuHot Mongolian Grill. Other favorite specialty merchants include: Younkers, Scheels All Sports, Buckle, Claire's, Vanity and Victoria's Secret
Featuring Scheels All Sport, Macy's, JCPenney, Target and Sears, plus over 120 specialty shops including GAP, American Eagle, Holister & Co., Aéropostale, Chico's and Express, Crossroads Center offers terrific shopping for the whole family
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