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Going to college away from your home country can be challenging at times. Regardless of where you come from, or how familiar you are with the United States, you are likely to come across new and exciting experiences that will help you learn and grow. The following resources are compiled to help you settle in and adjust to life in Merced.

Finding Housing Banking & Money Matters
Health and Safety Social Security
Transportation Driver's License
Cultural Adjustment Taxes
Campus Resources Shopping & Dining
Arrival Guide Export Control
International Student Handbook English Language Institute
Undergraduate Funding