Most international students do not have a car and there is a lot
to see beyond Muskingum's campus! In order to help you experience
more of life in the United States, the International Student Services
Office provides programs off campus. Make sure you pay attention
to the sign-up deadlines for each trip. Some trips may require a
deposit. See Valerie in
the TOC 216 for more information.
Welcome to Muskingum University! We are so happy that you are here and we are excited to help you with our services at Muskingum. The International Student Services department will provide fun trips this semester as well as rides to the Social Security Office.
Wal-Mart: Transportation is provided to Cambridge's Wal-Mart on alternating Sundays for the first 18 students that sign up through the OrgSync page for International Student Services. This allows students the opportunities to get any food or other necessary items on a regular basis. Dates for the Fall 2012 semester include Sept. 2nd, Sept. 16th, Sept. 30th, Oct. 14th, Oct. 28th, Nov. 11th, Dec. 2nd.
Academic Breaks: In addition, trips will be arranged before any academic break where the dining halls are closed, including Nov. 21st and Dec. 15th. There will be other small excursions planned during the four-week Winter Break and those details will be given directly to the students that communicate that they are staying in town for the break.
October 7, 2012. Hiking Trip at Salt Fork State Park
Leave campus 2pm, arrive back on campus around 6pm. Signup on OrgSync.
November 3, 2012. Cincinnati Shopping Trip
Leave campus 8am, arrive back on campus around 10:30pm. Signup on OrgSync.
Kenwood Towne Centre
Jungle Jim's International Market
December 30, 2012. Roller Skating Event @ Lind Arena
This will be a trip held in conjunction with the International Friendship Family Program. You do not have to be paired up with a family to attend, it is just an opportunity for you to have some fun and meet some American families. Meet at University Police at 1pm.
January 26, 2013. Columbus Trip: Cosi, North Market, Easton
There will be a chartered bus leaving campus at 8:00am by the Rec. Center/Football Field. Students are responsible for any costs associated with the trip outside of transportation. Click on the links below to find out more about each place, plan on having a late lunch at the North Market.
COSI: Center of Science and Industry
Easton Town Center
Wal-Mart: Transportation is provided to Cambridge's Wal-Mart on various dates for the first 18 students that sign up through the OrgSync page for International Student Services. This allows students the opportunities to get any food or other necessary items on a regular basis. Dates for the Spring 2013 semester include Feb. 17, March 2, and April 14.
Directions for these trips: Please go on Orgsync and go to the International Student Services page. Once you get there click on the FORMS tab and look for the trips. The trips will be up on Orgsync 2-3 weeks prior to departure. After you sign up for a trip on Orgsync you will still need to pay for any deposit required (TOC 216) at least 24 hours before the trip.
Social Security Office Trips
The International Student Services office will provide transportation to take students to the Social Security Office for those who need to get a Social Security Number. To sign up for these trips please go to Orgsync and under the group International Student Services please click on FORMS. On the FORMS page there will be a sign up sheet that says Rides to Social Security Office.
Bureau of Motor Vehicle Trips
Students that wish to apply for a driving learner's permit may stop by the International Student Services Office (TOC 216) and pick up a study book. When the student is ready to take the test, and wishes to receive transportation to the testing location, he/she should schedule a time to go with a staff member from the International Student Services Office. Each student will be allowed one trip to the testing location. If the student does not pass the test, they must find another way to retake the test so make sure you study! No transportation or vehicles will be provided for the driver's license test.
Please make sure you are signing up for trips via orgsync! If you need help registering for orgsync, please see Valerie Smith in room TOC 216.