Arrival on Campus

Transportation​

Transportation pickup service from Toledo Express Airport is approximately $150 and $30 from the Findlay Greyhound Bus Station. Prices are subject to change.  This charge is payable at the time of service.​

  • Toledo Express Airport (TOL) with A-1 Accurate Cab +1 (419) 861-7433
    • The estimated cost is $150 USD.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW): Detroit Metro Airport Taxi (248) 214-6823
    • The estimated cost is $175 USD. More Info here​
  • Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) with Taxi General Manager +1 (614) 239-8294
    • The estimated cost is between $250 and $300 USD. ​

If your flight is delayed, changed or canceled, please make sure you contact our office as soon as possible.  You may call the 800 toll free number once you are in the USA.  The toll free number is 1-800-472-9502.


THINGS TO BRING

Appropriate clothing for Ohio's varying weather.

Ohio has a varying climate with four distinct seasons:

Season                      Months

Summer                    June - August

Fall                             September - November

Winter                       December- March

Spring                       March- June


Temperatures vary considerably from year to year.  During spring, summer and fall moderate periods of rainfall occur; snow falls during the winter months and can be heavy.  Three basic types of clothing are essential in winter; heavy jackets or overcoats; warm hats; scarves and gloves are needed.  During chilly autumn and spring days, jackets are worn outdoors, sweaters indoors.  A lightweight jacket is sometimes necessary for cool nights during spring, summer and fall.

 

Personal Items 

We encourage students to bring personal and cultural items from home to help them feel more comfortable and to show to their new American friends.   Students may want to bring items they use regularly that may not be readily available, or may be more expensive in the United States. 


Helpful Things to Know


Medical Insurance

Medical costs in the United States are expensive even for minor injuries. Too often International Students decline medical insurance thinking they will never need it and then find themselves in an accident with no way to pay their medical bills. Medical Insurance is optional for Fall 2016 but we strongly encourage you to sign up with our provider. Insurance will become mandatory for every new student starting Spring 2017. 

You can find more information about our insurance program, as well as sign up for coverage at the following links. ​ ISP: International Student Protection​ and ISP Broc​hure​ Because this initial fall semester program is optional individual coverage (and as a result is at a higher premium) we recommend that you sign up for only five months (August through December) of coverage initially, for when we switch to a mandatory group plan in January, the monthly costs will be lower.​

​Housing and Student Life

​Want to know more about housing and student life? Our Graduate Assistants can help you in our College Week Live Video presentation. Housing and Student Life


Preparing for Academic Success

Preparation is key in being successful in your college career. Allow our Graduate Assistants to give you their advice in how to do just that in our College Week Live video presentation.  Preparing for Academic Success​


Checking-In

Once you arrive in Findlay, Ohio, you will need to check into the Office of International Admissions and Services. Our address is: 1214 North Cory, Findlay, Ohio 45840.  As an F-1 visa holder, you must check into our office within 30 days of your arrival. You should check-in immediately upon your arrival because there is important information you need to receive and so we can take care of your immediate needs.


When you check-in you will need to provide:

  • Your Passport/Visa
  • Original I-20 

When you check-in we can show you where you will be staying, give you orientation information, and have our Graduate Assistants help you with all of your questions. We want to make your transition into the University of Findlay as smooth as possible and we are always here to help you!