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Resources for International Students

Academic Support
Academic Resource Center

Advising, Tutoring, and Academic Support
Denison wants each student to succeed, and while they can find some form of support just about anywhere on campus, several resources exist specifically for helping students rise to new intellectual challenges.

The Writing Center
The Writing Center's consultants are trained to recognize the cloudier parts of your writing and to offer practical and honest advice to you about how to remedy those problems. Follow the Writing Center on Instagram: @denisonwritingcenter

The Productivity Circle
A weekly group meeting to help students with organizational and executive function/time management challenges, discover strengths, and improve overall functioning and wellness.

Multilingual Learning and Support
Studying in a second language (L2) is a rewarding, yet challenging, experience. Instructors and students alike will find information on this site to help you navigate the process of studying in an L2. You can email the Multilingual Learning Support staff at
Health and Wellness
The ability to manage your health and wellness is fundamental to being a successful student. We are fortunate to have a full service health care center on campus. The Hoaglin Wellness Center ‘embraces the five pillars of well-being that include intellectual, social, personal, community and financial health’. Please visit The Hoaglin Wellness Center's webpage for a complete list of services and additional resources.   

Medical Services 
Services are provided by licensed medical doctors, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. Students may also make an appointment to meet with a nutritionist who is available on a bi-monthly basis. Medical services are available Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We know that sometimes you might have medical or mental health questions after that time, and we want to provide you with an overview of resources. In case of a medical emergency, please call 911.

Nearby off-campus resources after hours are: 
Licking Memorial Health Systems: Hospital or Urgent Care
Newark Valley Urgent Care
Ohio State Advanced Immediate Care New Albany 
If it's not time-sensitive, call the Wellness Center when they open to schedule an appointment at (740) 587-6200.

Counseling Services
Services are provided by licensed counselors and social workers who have years of experience in working with college aged students. Students meet with counselors to discuss a variety of challenges, including, but not limited to, relationships, homesickness, academic and/or personal stress, anxiety and depression.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, or want immediate mental health support, the following options are available to you:
  • Denison offers crisis and urgent mental health support, which can be accessed at any time by calling (740) 587-6647, to speak with a licensed mental health clinician. 
  • Access a Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741
  • LGBTQ+ Crisis hotline: (866) 488-7386, or text START to 678-678 
In addition, the University dispatch in Campus Safety is available 24/7/365. If you are experiencing something distressing and you’re not quite sure what to do, call 740-587-0810, and our Campus Safety dispatcher will help identify the appropriate resource.

Guidance for Healthy Living 
This link provides resources for students to develop healthy habits. Students will be faced with countless decisions each day and it is essential to be prepared to make informed choices about your self-care, especially daily nutrition, exercise and sleep.
Career Exploration and Graduate School Resources
Career Exploration and Support

It is critical that you learn about your interests, abilities, values, and personality to find your mission in life and start identifying career and academic possibilities. If you need to learn more about yourself and how this knowledge supports your ideas about majors and careers, the Knowlton Center resources available to you on Handshake will provide you with opportunities to explore yourself and determine how your strengths and limitations may start to fit into the world of work.

Knowlton Center Career Coaching
Career Coaches and Peer Coaches at the Knowlton Center for Career Exploration can assist you by exploring how your interests, values, and language skills play a role in your career action plan. This Four-Year Career Planner (FreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior) suggests activities you can do each year to help prepare for a career. Click here (Select school year, then click on International Student Career Exploration with Josh Gory) to schedule an appointment with Josh Gory, Assistant Director International Student Advising & Career Coach. 

Graduate and Professional Schools
If you are considering applying to graduate school, it is important that you begin talking with your faculty advisor or other faculty members in your discipline during your junior year or even earlier if you are pre-health.  

Job Search and Strategies
As an International Student, you have an International Advantage. While there are strict guidelines regarding internships in the US and post-graduate work, it is important to emphasize your global perspective through your interests, skills, experience, and language. If taking part in an internship in the US or securing a job after graduating in the US and/or abroad is your goal, you will need to be proactive to prepare yourself for these competitive options. 
Transportation & Lodging
Shuttle Service to Columbus
The Big Red Express
The Big Red Express is a free shuttle service operated by Denison. We are pleased to offer a variety of shuttles for students, with the goal of providing safe and reliable transportation for students to enjoy shopping and dining.

TownePlace Suites at Easton

The Center for Global Programs has signed an agreement with TownePlace Suites at Easton to provide discounted nightly rates for our international students.

July 2024 through November 15, 2024: $143 per room per night
November 16, 2024 through March 31, 2025: $102 per room per night
April 1, 2025 through June 30, 2025: $143 per room per night

Stays with TownePlace include rooms equipped with a full kitchen and living space. (King suites include a pullout couch. Queen suites do not). Stays also include:

  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast
  • Complimentary Area Shuttle - within 3 mile radius *Mon – Thurs 6AM-10AM & 3PM-10PM and Friday 6AM-10AM
  • Outdoor patio with grill & firepit
  • Indoor pool & Fitness Center with Peloton bikes available
  • Lounge available for evenings
Once a stay at Towneplace has been booked, students needing an Uber to or from the airport can call ahead or ask the front desk for an Uber for Business voucher, which will be sent to the student’s mobile number to cover the cost of the ride.
For more information, please contact