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Living in Austin

Driver's Licenses and ID's

To drive a car in Texas, you will need to obtain a Texas Driver’s License. You may also obtain a Texas State ID as a government identification card so that you do not have to carry your passport for identification purposes.

Applying for a Social Security Number

If you plan to work in the U.S. you will need a Social Security Number in order to receive payment for your work.

Getting Around Austin / Transportation

Get tips on navigating the city bus system, riding your bike around campus, or driving a car around town.


Austin offers a variety of housing opportunities. Whether you prefer dorm-style living, a co-op, or an apartment, we’re confident you will find a place to call home that fits your needs.

Exploring Austin

Get the most out of your time in Austin by experiencing the city’s parks, museums, and unique sites.

Food and Shopping

Austin offers a variety of shopping options for food, essentials, clothing, and household items.