Quick Links for International Students
HFC International Admissions
This link will take you to our web page.
About the City of Dearborn
This link provides information on the history of Dearborn, schools, government, attractions, etc.
This link provides a list of common American holidays.
Area Cultural Attractions
This link provides information on museums, galleries, theaters, sports and entertainment in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
The metric system is not widely used in the U.S. Measures of weight, temperature, distance; volume, etc. are usually expressed in the English system. This link provides conversion tables that may be helpful.
Getting a Social Security Card
This page provides information on how to obtain a Social Security Card.
Getting a Telephone
This page provides information on how to obtain a telephone and types of services available.
It is highly recommended although not mandatory that HFC international students and their dependents residing in the U.S. have health insurance. This page provides information on the various health insurance companies that deal with international students.
HFC does not provide housing on campus, but several options are available nearby.
The independently owned and operated Union at Dearborn is student housing that is a very short walk from campus. The Union at Dearborn primarily houses students from our neighbor school, the University of Michigan Dearborn, but it also welcomes HFC residents. This information is provided solely as a service to HFC students. The Union is neither endorsed nor run by HFC.
There are other housing options available in the surrounding areas.
Cars are often the most convenient form of transportation. However, this mode of transportation requires an ample supply of money to pay for a car, insurance, a driver's license test, car registration, fuel, and repairs. Michigan law requires that every driver obtain a driver's license and automobile insurance.
Other options for local transportation include:
- SMART Bus routes in Dearborn (See SMART bus website or watch a video on how to ride the bus).
- DDOT - Detroit area bus routes
- Ride sharing (check with your fellow students who live near you!)
- Uber or Lyft
- Taxi (note that taxi rides can be expensive compared to other options)
- Senior citizens and individuals with disabilities may use MyRide2.
Types of Michigan Identification
This page will provide information on how to obtain a State of Michigan Personal Identification card or Driver’s license.
This page will provide a list of foreign educational credential services.