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International Student Handbook
International Student Program

Each section of the handbook is linked to a PDF file. Simply click on the title to access the file for each section.

 Table of Contents

Just the Basics
  • Useful Telephone Numbers
  • How to Use Your Student Health Insurance
  • U.S. Money
  • Conversion tables/Weights and Measures
  • Obtaining a Social Security Card
  • Public Transportation
  • Owning and Operating an Automobile
  • Obtaining a California Driver's License
  • Sample Written Driving Test link
  • Bike Safety and Laws

  • Website Resources
  • Economical Stores for Home Furnishings
  • Homestay vs. Renting an Apartment
  • Homestay Living Tips
  • Apartment Living Tips
  • Finding a Place to Live
  • What is Fair Housing
Campus Pointers
U.S. Law
  • United States Law and You
    • Immigration Law
    • Leases and Contracts
    • "Bad Check" Law
    • Shoplifting
    • Public Nuisance
    • Automobiles and Driving
    • Parking Violations at Long Beach City College
    • Car Insurance
    • Legal Tips
  • F-1 and M-1 Status Student Responsibilities
  • Consul Generals in the U.S.

Counseling and Academics

Work Opportunities and Taxes
  • Your Tax Obligations (Even if you don't work!)
  • Employment Options
  • On-Campus Job Search Tips
  • Work Experience Classes
  • Working Without Written Authorization
Fun Stuff (Holidays and Traveling)
  • Holidays
  • Traveling in California and Beyond!
  • If the World were a Village...