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Resources for International Students

Welcome to the Neighborhood!


Hills Market Downtown is our local grocery store. They have a deli and cafe, too!

Need coffee and you're stuck in AMF or Circle Hall? Try the Roosevelt Coffeehouse at 300 Long St., just west of Grant Ave.

Yelp has lists of downtown restaurants (with maps). Yum!


CoGo bikes

Unless you plan to purchase an automobile in the US, you may need to rely on the local systems of transportation.

Central Ohio Transportation Authority (COTA) provides bus service within the City of Columbus and to the surrounding suburbs. Ride COTA for FREE anytime and anywhere by swiping your active CCAD ID when you board the bus.

CoGo Bike Share A network of 300 bicycles and 30 stations located throughout downtown Columbus. The system is available for use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. CoGo has a bike racks next to the Design Square Apartments and the Columbus Museum of Art.

Cabs and Ride-sharing:

Yelp Review of Columbus cab companies



Electric Scooters: as of January 2020:




fat cat holding money

If you plan to open a bank account in Columbus, you will be able to do so with your passport, I-20 and your Student Identification Card as identifying documents. These banks have offices in Downtown Columbus.

Education First Credit Union

TelOhio Credit Union

Huntington Bank

Key Bank

PNC Bank

US Bank

5/3 (Fifth Third) Bank

Things to do

fountain in downtown Columbus

Looking for fun things to do? Check out these sites:

Columbus on the Cheap

Columbus Underground

Columbus Monthly