YSU Current International Students

YSU campus entrance

Dear International Student:

Welcome to Youngstown State University! Congratulations on your decision to pursue higher education in the United States. Living and learning in an environment unlike your own will greatly enrich your life. Thank you for sharing your culture with Youngstown because it will help to develop the international culture within the Mahoning Valley as well.

The International Programs Office (IPO) is here to help make your transition to life and study in the United States easier by providing special assistance to the international students here at YSU. We hope that you will feel comfortable contacting our office. We are dedicated to assisting your smooth transition into YSU and assure you that the IPO is a safe place to come with your concerns or questions.

Best of luck to you in all you do, and may your years at Youngstown State University be filled with learning, laughter, knowledge, fun, and friendship.


The Staff of the International Programs Office

Introduction to YSU

Living in Youngstown

  • Bookstores
  • Getting a Driver's License/State ID
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Money/Banking
  • Necessary Items to Bring/Buy
  • Permanent Housing
  • Recreation
  • Regional Weather
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping in the Area
  • Temporary Housing
  • Thrift Stores for Used Items
  • Transportation

Social and Cultural

Immigration, Employment and Tax Information

Academic Basics at YSU

  • Academic Advising and Support
  • Classroom Culture and Academic Success
  • Important Terms

Current International scholarships