Get to know the other international students as you find out about Ithaca’s unique features and resources.

Whether you’ve moved multiple times before or this is your first time moving – this program will help you discover what Ithaca can offer you as you make it your new home! Through fun and interactive activities, you will learn how to navigate the local public transportation, find out the best shops to get international foods, check out the Commons (Ithaca’s downtown area), and discover many other important aspects of the area.

students boarding a bus

Learn how to ride the TCAT public transportation system and explore the Ithaca area!

At IC, we have a tight-knit and diverse family of international students. We welcome everyone who comes to IC from any international background. Regardless of what your passport or visa says, if you have little to no experience living in the US, whether you’re from another country or from the US or any other situation in between where home crosses and overlaps many borders – we invite you to join the IC international student family. We look forward to exploring Ithaca together!

Program Logistics:

  • New students can participate in the Off Campus Adventures program on Tuesday, August 17. 

  • The program runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

  • Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. 

  • Participants will ride the TCAT (Ithaca’s public bus system) and walk approximately 1 mile/1.5 km on city sidewalks.  

  • COVID Precautions: Students will be required to follow the most up to date COVID protocols as required by IC and any community partners.

  • There is no charge for this program.