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During International Student Orientation Week, you’ll get an introduction to the ASU campus, staff and helpful resources for your studies and social life. We’ll share tips on adjusting to American culture, making the most of academic advising sessions, and how to open a US bank account. There are also fun events and activities to welcome you to campus, from pool parties to cultural festivities.
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Housing and meals
Enjoy the convenience and impressive amenities of ASU’s modern on-campus student accommodations. These active student communities provide a safe and secure home during your studies. ASU also has over 50 dining venues across its 5 campuses, offering meals from many different cuisines. See housing and meal costs at ASU.
Features of ASU housing
Guaranteed for all first-year undergraduate students.
Close to classes, services and dining locations
On-site staff available at all times
Fully furnished rooms and community spaces
Cost includes water, electricity, cable and internet
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Las Casas Residential Hall on West campus
Gaming lounge in Casa de Oro residence on West campus
Tooker House — home to students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering on Tempe campus
Taylor Place residence on Downtown Phoenix campus
Casa de Oro residence on West campus
Double room in Casa de Oro residence on West campus
First-year undergraduate students are guaranteed housing on the campus that hosts their major, in a residence hall with others who share their academic or career interests.
ASU-USA Pathways students can apply to live in one of two residence halls on the West campus: Casa de Oro or Las Casas. Since housing is limited and is not guaranteed, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Off-campus housing options include university-recommended apartment complexes near your campus. Pathways and English preparation students can also choose to live in a “homestay” with a local host family — a great way to practice English and immerse yourself in American culture!
At ASU, you’ll have lots of resources to help you succeed in your university studies. The International Students and Scholars Center hosts workshops where you can learn tips for US academic study, while the University’s Academic Success Programs offer peer-to-peer tutoring in a variety of subjects, writing help, and advice for developing your academic skills.
Career and professional development
ASU provides resources and tools to help international students pursue their dream careers. With the help of career services, you can start your path to a successful career with 1:1 mentorship and career guidance. Career advisors will help you develop your résumé, practice interview skills and understand appropriate business communication and networking in the USA. Learn more about employability at ASU.
We organize many activities to help you meet other students and explore the Phoenix metro area. You can join planned excursions within Phoenix and day trips to some of Arizona’s most popular attractions. Campus events such as movie nights, sporting events and English conversation clubs are great ways to learn more about American culture and to improve your language skills.