There are many things to do while you are here, whether you want to participate in community service, have a host family, or learn to drive. Please take a look at the following resources to if you are interested in the activities below.
Do you want to learn to drive?
In order to drive in the United States, you will need to take a learners permit test and a driving test. By law, You are only able to drive with your international/home country’s driver’s license (if you have one) for 3 months. Therefore, before the end of three months, you must apply for a U.S. one.
These are the documents you will need to be able to get a learners permit and a drivers license:
- Letter from the international student office
- Letter from housing office
- Cash ( Learners permit = $5 , Driver’s license = $5-$13)
- Denial of Social Security card letter
Here are the most recent West Virginia Handbooks for you to study from for your learner’s permit test:
What does the Rollie Williams International Center offer?
Located on the first floor of Shotwell Hall, the R.W. International Center offers assistance with international admission and enrollment, immigration issues and documents, F and J benefits, promoting cultural diversity, and attending to the particular needs that international students face. The center provides programs and activities for international students, facilitates transportation, community service and cultural programs.
- Host Family Student Application
- Bridge Builder Program Volunteer Application
- WLU Extended Stay Form
- Requesting a Transcript
- Retrieving your I-94
- U.S. Culture
What is there to do in the local cities?
The closest city to West Liberty University is Wheeling, West Virginia. Wheeling is considered a small city, but fun and exciting none the less. Pittsburgh is a larger city and is located about an hour and a half from the university in Pennsylvania. In both of these cities, there are many fun and interesting things to do, from going to concerts, to eating at local restaurants. Here are some resources to help you find you way around Wheeling, WV and Pittsburgh, PA. We have also included a very brief pamphlet summarizing a couple of aspects of American culture.