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Additional resources for international students in the US

Last updated on May 25, 2022

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Studying in the United States as an international student can seem overwhelming, as it doesn't just involve school and classes. This page is a resource for other important areas that are not covered in other locations on the ISAP Portal.

Shopping in the U.S.

Learn where to go to buy groceries, household items, clothing, and more around San Francisco. Check under "Resources" on this page for more information.

Opening a bank account in the US

ISAP has developed a resource with information about bank locations near campus and the types of documents you need to bring with you to the bank. Looks under "Resources" on this page for more information.

Drivers Licenses, I-94 records, ITINS

The links to the right outline basic information on acquiring a driver's license or ID card in California, attaining your I-94 records, or for obtaining an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN.)

For more in-depth information on driving regulation and personal identification you can go directly to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

For further issues with attaining I-94 entry/exit records into or out of the United States, please visit Department of Homeland Security I-94 homepage.

For more information on obtaining an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), you can visit the Internal Revenue Service website.

For any additional questions you may have, feel free to contact us at the general ISAP email address at:

For more complex questions please feel free to make an appointment with one of our advisors. You can do so on our Make an Appointment page.