Resources for international students during COVID-19

The information provided on this page is intended as general guidelines and updates. We still strongly encourage students and scholars to talk with ISSC staff about their individual situations. Learn about more helpful resources available to you. The ISSC is open and available to meet with students and scholars by phone, email or zoom. Please email with any questions or concerns.

ASU support

EOSS virtual resources

Sun Devil life is about connections, traditions and lessons that make your time at ASU unforgettable. To allow our current and future students to achieve their full potential, we are continuing to support everyone during our transition to online classes during spring 2020. Find what helps you to continue being the best you can be.

ASU Counseling 

ASU counselors are available to talk to isolated students at 480-965-6146. The EMPACT 24-hour ASU crisis hotline is also available at 480-921-1006.

International Students and Scholars Center

Contact the ISSC at or 480-727-4776.

ASU Health Services

Phone for all campus locations: 480-965-3349

In the event of an emergency, call 911.

For after-hours medical advice, call 800-293-5775.

COVID-19 announcements:

Devils 4 Devils Support Circles

Students supporting students. Offered through Zoom, students can connect with other ASU students for peer-led discussions.

Live Well @ ASU: Build Your Best You

The Live Well @ ASU program has shifted focus to provide general wellness resources for students in our remote learning environment through the Build Your Best You program. This program provides resources and support to promote student health and wellness goals.You can find shareable resources here.

Student Advocacy and Assistance 

Student Advocacy and Assistance guides students in resolving educational, personal and other campus impediments toward successful completion of their academic goals. SAA links students with appropriate university and community resources, agencies and individuals; collaborates with faculty and staff in the best interest of the students; and follows through to bring efficient closure to student concerns.

Tempe campus: 480-965-6547
Downtown Phoenix campus: 602-496-0670
Polytechnic campus: 480-727-5269
West campus: 602-543-8152 

ASU University Housing

Phone: 480-965-3515 


Free textbooks  

Thanks to the work of ASU, Sun Devil Campus Stores, Follett and RedShelf, students can access textbooks at no cost from the most common publishers. Instructions are available here.

First-year success coaching

The First-Year Success Center offers peer-to-peer coaching for first-year students, transfer students, out-of-state students and sophomores. Success coaches are currently offering Zoom coaching sessions for students. To connect with a success coach, email, call 480-965-3289 or send a message in the ASU Community Slack channel, #fys-center, and a member of their staff will support you. 


Career and Professional Development Services 

Career and Professional Development Services is offering virtual services, including career advising appointments via phone and Zoom, drop-in advising, resume dropbox, and interview practice, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. 


Social media

Join Slack and follow these ASU groups for the latest news and information:

International Students and Scholars Center:
Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Sun Devil Fitness Wellness:
Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience:
YouTube | Facebook | Instagram

ASU President Michael Crow:
YouTube | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Arizona community support

Community groups

Chinese Chamber of Commerce Arizona 

United Chinese Association of Arizona

Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce

Immigration-related resources

Local housing

  • Arizona Tenants Advocates offers low-cost and free services to inform renters of their rights and provide community resources and assistance with other renting and leasing-related issues. 

General Arizona Resources

Arizona 2-1-1

Find Help Phoenix

Aunt Bertha: Search for aid and support services in your zip code.

Storage of personal belongings


Collegeboxes: 30 days of free self-storage to college students and free moving kits that include five standard-sized boxes. 

Food delivery services

Walgreens is offering free shipping with no minimum purchase.

Grubhub, UberEats, Postmates and Doordash are offering contact-free delivery. Some offer free delivery.

Internet connection-related resources

Spectrum offers students 60 days of free broadband and Wi-Fi internet access. Installation fees are waived for new student households. 1-844-488-8395

The Federal Communications Commission has come to an agreement with many major internet providers that they will waive late fees and service disconnections for lack of payment and open hotspots for increased internet access during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about that pledge here. For individual companies, visit their websites:

  • Cox Communications: Cox Communications is offering significant discounts on internet plans, increased data speeds and public use of Wi-Fi hotspots. They will not disconnect any customer’s internet service or charge late fees to customers struggling due to COVID-19.

  • Comcast: Comcast is providing free public access to all hotspots, unlimited data for all existing customers and 60 days of complimentary internet for low-income families. They will not disconnect any customer’s internet service or charge late fees to customers struggling due to COVID-19.

  • Charter: Charter is offering 60 days of free Wi-Fi to all houses with students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Wi-Fi hotspots will also be available for public use.

  • AT&T: AT&T is offering public hotspots and 15 extra gigabytes of mobile hotspot use, and will not disconnect internet services or charge late or overage fees to existing customers struggling as a result of the coronavirus.

  • Sprint: Sprint is providing unlimited data to existing customers and giving 20 gigabytes of free mobile hotspot capabilities on all enabled devices.

  • T-Mobile: T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to existing customers and giving 20 gigabytes of free mobile hotspot capabilities on all enabled devices.

Assistance with continuing English language learning

Assistance with English learning apps

Duolingo (free) 

Babbel (subscription) 


Assistance with English conversation apps