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Life at the University of Rochester

Welcome to Rochester!
If you are moving to Rochester, or contemplating a move to the "Flower City", this presentation will give you an idea of all that Rochester has to offer you and your family.

Dependent Spouses & Children
Important details to support dependents under UR visa sponsorship, including guidance on obtaining documentation, permissions to work or study, school and daycare for children, and other resources available.

Housing in Rochester
Information on finding suitable housing in the Rochester area, including resources & guidance for renters and the decision to purchase your own home.

Healthcare in the US
Help in understanding the US healthcare system and the need for health insurance while you are here. You will also find links to health services available at the University and details on obtaining healthcare for dependents and families.

U.S. Social Security Numbers
Explanation of SSN eligibility, detailed application instructions, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Find out about driving and license requirements in New York, along with other resources to get around Rochester, including University services and public transportation.

Financial Issues
Details on local banking options, money transfers, and budgeting.

Resources to stay in touch and informed while in Rochester, from cell phones and other telephone services, to Internet access, television, and newspapers.

US Culture & Adjustment
Learn about cultural adjustment issues, including Culture Shock, English language support, and a brief introduction to US social customs and American cultural values.

Academics in the US
Information for students on classroom expectations and academic honesty at the University.

Community Resources
Links to many area resources, such as community connections, places of worship, grocery and shopping locations, and ideas for cultural activities and entertainment.

Legal Issues in the US

Guidance on your rights & responsibilities as a temporary resident of the US and information on scams that might target foreign nationals.