Discover a welcoming environment and people devoted to helping you transition from your home country to the USA and Ohio Northern University. We provide many resources to ensure your academic and social success.
What’s life really like in America? Find out when you attend ONU! Our international students embark on many adventures and outings to experience Amerian culture firsthand.
ONU gives me unlimited opportunity so I can try as many new experiences as I want. Also, the people in Ada are so nice.
Transportation to Campus
Take an ONU shuttle or a taxi to travel from the airport to campus. Your ONU student fee covers the cost of a student shuttle when you arrive to the USA and when you leave for home. ONU is located about a two-hour drive from three airports – Dayton (DAY), Columbus (CMH) and Detroit (DTW).
ONU offers airport shuttle services for students to and from Dayton (DAY), Columbus (CMH) and Detroit (DTW) airports.
Our friendly drivers depart campus on the Saturday of a holiday break at 8 a.m. Students returning to campus can expect a University vehicle to arrive at the airport at 6 p.m. on the day prior to the start of classes. University policy does not allow shuttle services between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. for the safety of our drivers and students. There are no shuttle services on dates the University is closed. Please see the PDF below for the scheduled $60 shuttle dates. Any shuttle scheduled outside of these dates will be at a greater cost.
We care about your success and happiness while you are living in the USA. We want you to make friends, explore new places and find success in the classroom. From tutoring to health care, social outings to campus jobs, we offer many campus resources for international students.
As an international student, you have access to on-campus employment opportunities, provided you abide by visa rules. ONU offers a variety of campus jobs. Contact international services when you arrive on campus for more information.
We provide one-on-one tutoring and assistance if you need help in your academic classes. In addition, our Writing Center provides help at all stages in the writing process.
ONU has a free walk-in health clinic available to all students. The health clinic provides general health assessments, treatments and referrals to specialists in the area.
ONU provides a peer-based mentoring program for international students. In addition, we offer frequent social outings to enable international students to experience American culture and pastimes and explore the local area.
Check here for information about immigration/visas, the ONU international student handbook and a change of address form.
Polar Pals is designed to help you transition into life on Ohio Northern’s campus. Apply for the program and you will be paired with an experienced domestic or international student for your first semester on campus. You will meet with your mentor at least one hour a week to hang out, practice English and learn more about each other’s cultures. Your mentor will be your friend and a resource if you have any questions.
International Services Office
Student Success Center
2nd Floor, McIntosh Center
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Christopher Caldwell, firstname.lastname@example.org