Student Resources

Here you will find information about resources and services for international students.

Settling In - Life in Arcata and in the U.S.


Getting Around/Transportation

Learn how to get around Arcata and Humboldt County, whether you need to go to an appointment, shopping, touring, or to buy groceries.
  • Jack Pass - Humboldt's Jack Pass enables students to travel on Humboldt County bus systems for free.  Save car and parking expenses, and help protect the environment at the same time!
  • Zipcar - Rent a car when you need one.
  • Local Taxi Companies
  • Arcata and Mad River Transit System (A&MRTS) Bus Schedules
  • Redwood Transit System - a bus system that offers services between Trinidad (north) and Scotia (south).
  • Walking - Students can walk almost anywhere in Arcata from campus.

Local Events

Looking for something to do?  Check out the following websites.

Local Attractions


Diversity Resources
A guide and introduction to the people, places and services on campus and in our local community. Includes listings for a range of resources, from academic services, cultural organizations, and health and wellness centers to local business listings, transportation information, events calendars, and more. Contains listings of resources for all students, as well as resources related to specific communities.

Staying Happy, Healthy & Well 

U.S. Healthcare System Overview 

U.S. Healthcare System Overview from International Student Insurance.

This video teaches international students how to prepare for their arrival in the U.S., how the U.S. healthcare system works and how students should seek medical care appropriately if they become sick or injured.

Please visit for more information.

 Mental Health Awareness for International Students

This short video introduces the concepts of mental health for international students in the U.S. Covering mental health awareness and warning signs, dispelling myths, and showing ways to seek treatment, the video seeks to demystify a complex topic.

Please visit for more information.