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Restaurants – Off Campus

Many unique and wonderful restaurants are in the vicinity of CSUSB campus in the northern part of San Bernardino. Some student favorites include:

Restaurants

Dickey's Barbecue Pit: 1725 Northpark Blvd W (909) 473-7393

Jamba Juice: http://www.jambajuice.com/ 1725 Northpark Blvd W #2 (909) 473-6300

Wayback Burgers: waybackburgers.com 1725 Northpark Blvd W (909) 473-6140

Denny’s: www.dennys.com 5975 N Palm Ave (909) 880-0955

Pizza Hut: www.pizzahut.com 2999 Kendall Dr Suite C-14, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Yang Noodle House: yangnoodlehouse.com 2999 Kendall Dr ste 216 (909) 683-6160

WaBa Grill: www.wabagrill.com 2999 Kendall Dr Unit B-20, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Farmer Boys: www.farmerboys.com 1766 Kendall Drive (909) 473-1717

Rock & Roll Sushi: 5244 University Parkway # B (909) 804-8811

Quiznos Sandwich: www.quiznos.com 5244 University Parkway # E (909) 880-2615

El Pollo Loco: www.elpolloloco.com 1695 Kendall Drive (909) 880-6337

Del Taco: www.deltaco.com, 4344 University Parkway (909) 473-9512

Royal Dumpling House: 1689 Kendall Dr suite g (909) 880-0829

Paco’s Tacos: 1689 Kendall Drive # I (909) 880-2755

Thai Place: 1689 Kendall Drive # K1 (909) 887-7644

KFC: www.kfc.com 4694 University Parkway (909) 880-8118

Carl’s Jr: www.carlsjr.com 4424 University Parkway (909) 473-1066

Papa John’s Pizza: www.papajohns.com 4434 University Parkway (909) 887-7272

Little Caesars Pizza: www.littlecaesars.com 4414 University Parkway # 1 (909) 887-1625

Nonna'a Italian Restaurant: 1689 Kendall Drive # H, (909) 726-1787

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Student Organizations and Clubs at CSUSB

When the time comes in your graduation year to apply for a full-time position, evidence of involvement in student activities in a leadership role, along with internship or other work experience, will make your resume and application significantly more attractive to prospective employers. So as soon as you’ re ready, it pays to get involved in student, work, or volunteer activities that will help you cultivate social and leadership skills and your self-confidence as a future business professional. Explore these education and career-enhancing options. Join one of student organizations at the Student Engagement

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City Guide for International Students

San Bernardino Sympohony Orchestra

Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum

Events in the Inland Empire

Major Shopping Locations

Map of the surrounding shopping centers near CSUSB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhoods

CSUSB main campus is surrounded by several cities. Some of the notable cities for the international students looking to live or explore slightly away from campus are:

San Bernardino city

San Bernardino city spans 81 square miles on the floor of the San Bernardino Valley with a population of about 210,000. San Bernardino is divided into several districts. Many hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments are around Hospitality Lane in the southern part of the city. Downtown has shopping and government buildings. In the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains lies the University District, with shopping, dining, and high density residential space. On the southern side of I-215 and the University District is the Cajon Pass light-industrial district where warehouses are situated. On the opposite side of the city is the San Bernardino International Gateway, with an airport and rail hub.

Redlands city

Redlands city spans 36 square miles, with a population of about 75,000. The city is regarded as the “Jewel of the Inland Empire”. Local attractions include: (1) Citrus Plaza: a large open-air shopping center; (2) Pharaoh’s Adventure Park: 20 acre theme park that incorporates Egyptian themes, and includes a Go-Cart raceway, miniature golf, bumper cars, an amphitheater, and a water park. and (3) Hangar 24 Craft Brewery: Hangar 24’s signature beer, Orange Wheat, is made with locally grown oranges.

Highland city

Flanked by the often snowcapped peaks of the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains, Highland is close to an array of skiing and other mountain recreational opportunities.

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Safety Issues

CSUSB is committed to provide a safe campus environment to the students. Students may request an escort service on campus at any time. Student assistants equipped with police radios can walk a requester wherever they may need to go on campus. The University Police Department operates 24x7, and can be reached by dialing on  campus extension 911 or (909) 537-5165 for non-emergency requests.

Transportation

Taxis or Cabs

Convenient but can be expensive. It is standard practice to tip the driver 10-15% of your fare. Rates are standardized and based upon time and length of trip. You can usually find a taxi waiting outside the airport. Many companies exist for local travel.

Uber

Uber is a technology platform. Our smartphone apps connect driver-partners and riders. In cities where Uber operates, use your rider app to request a ride. When a nearby driver-partner accepts your request, your app displays an estimated time of arrival for the driver-partner heading to your pickup location. Your app notifies you when the driverpartner is about to arrive. Visit Uber for more information.

Lyft

Lyft is an on-demand transportation company. It develops, markets, and operates the Lyft car transportation mobile app. Visit Lyft for more inforamtion.

Public Transportation

CSUSB and San Bernardino valley is accessible by public transportation agency Omnitrans. CSUSB is served by bus # 2, 5, 7, and 11. You may use San Bernardino line on the Metrolink train to travel from the train station in San Bernardino to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Visit the CSUSB's Parking and Transportation Services for more information.

Personal Car

Personal car is an efficient mode of transportation in Southern California. Parking is available to students living on or off campus. Insurance rates are based upon your place of residence.

Traveling to and from Airport

CSUSB is served by several airports, including, Ontario (ONT), Los Angeles (LAX), Long Beach (LGB), and Santa Anna (SNA). The closest airport is Ontario. Most international flights arrive at/ depart from Los Angeles airport. Supershuttle offers a shared ride service between all these airports and all points in Inland Empire region. For prices and arranging service visit Supershuttle.

Driver’s License

LicenseIt is recommended that international students obtain a California driver’s license if they plan to drive in the United States. A California Driver’s License is also required when purchasing a car and obtaining car insurance.

The State of California does not recognize an International Driving Permit (IDP) as a valid driver license. The IDP is also referred to as an International Driver License or International License. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website outlines the process of obtaining a California Driver’s License. The application process includes a written test and driving skills test administered by the DMV. The California Driver’s Handbook is an indispensable resource when preparing for these tests. Samples of written tests are also available on-line for reference.

If you would like to get a driver's license, you must be fully enrolled and the CISP office will verify your registration. They will give you further information on how to get your license.

Parking on Campus

Campus Parking Permits are required to park on campus, see here for more information on how to purchase a parking permit.

Communication

It will be important for you to maintain communication with friends and family around the globe throughout the year. You have a number of options for doing so.

Telephone

If you are living on campus, you have the option of purchasing the college’s telephone plan which includes local and long distance service. Each student is provided with a telephone jack or connection in their room and must provide their own phone. If you are living off campus, you will be able to select your own long distance carrier. There are many options, so be sure to shop around for the best prices.

Prepaid calling cards

Available for sale at many local stores or on-line. These cards provide a specificnumber of minutes of long distance calling. Instructions on use are printed with the card.

Mobile phones

There are a wide variety of mobile phone services. Be sure to shop around and compare prices and plans. Some services include the cost of the phone, others do not.

Skype

For free or relatively inexpensive voice and video communication between computers that have the software installed or for computer-to-telephone communication. www.skype.com

Google Voice

With Google Voice, you get a free phone number for calls, text messages, and voicemail. You can use the apps on smartphones and computers, and you can link your number to any mobile or landline number. Visit Google Voice for more information.

Mail

You have a few options for mailing that may differ depending upon the destination and content of your letter or package. Consider the following when planning to mail letters or packages:

Express mail

There are various options through the U.S. Post Office or a number of private companies. CSUSB uses DHL Worldwide Delivery and TNT Worldwide Mail Fast for overseas mail. Be sure to price delivery before mailing. Express mail can be very expensive.

Standard air mail

Less expensive than express; however, depending upon the destination, delivery time involved can be significantly longer. Be sure to label mail as AIRMAIL otherwise it may be sent via surface mail.

Certified Mail

Once you are living in the U.S. all mail you may send to INS or USCIS relating to your nonimmigrant status should be sent certified mail or via a service that allows you to track the mail (such as FedEx or DHL). Certified mail, which is available at any U .S. Post Office, provides registered receipts with each item being mailed. The receipt enables you to trace the document through the mail in the event that it does not reach its destination.

For more information visit US Postal Service for postage rates and options. 

E-mail

All CSUSB students have e-mail accounts. Your CSUSB email address can be found in your MyCoyote Student Center under Personal Information. If this is your first time using your CSUSB email account, please read the Student CoyoteMail FAQ page. For assistance signing in, please visit Information Technology Services.

Resources for the 5 largest Populations of International Students

India

The city of Cerritos (Artesia), near Los Angles, was the first Indian ethnic conclave in the USA. Cerritos (Artesia), at about 75 minutes drive from the campus, has several shops selling a range of Indian products and services, Indian restaurants, religious places, and movie theatre showing Indian movies. For more information, please visit http://www.artesiaindia.us/. Several Indian restaurants are situated in the Hospitality Lane area of San Bernardino/ or nearby in the city of Colton, at less than 15 minutes drive from campus. All offer an extensive, affordable lunch buffet or thaali that are a hit among the students.

Restaurants

India Clay Oven: 228 W Hospitality Ln # E, San Bernardino, CA 92408, (909) 890-0090

Delhi Palace: 2001 Diners Ct, San Bernardino, CA 92408, (909) 884-9966

Ravi’s India Cuisine: 1091 S Mount Vernon Ave # G, Colton, CA 92324, (909) 824-1100

Gul Naz Cuisine Pakistan: 1624 E Washington St, Colton, CA 92324, (909) 370-0111

Taste Of India: 1385 W Blaine St, Riverside, CA 92507, (951) 276-1110

The city of Riverside: at less than 30 minutes drive from campus, has some Indian grocery stores, restaurants, as well as religious places.

India Sweets & Grocery: 779 W Blaine St, Riverside, CA 92507, (951) 784-7400

Mega Indian Food & Groceries: 9248 Magnolia Avenue Riverside, CA, (951) 343-0777 Punjab Palace: 10359 Magnolia Avenue Riverside, CA, (951) 351-8968

Religious Places

PlacesHindu Society of Inland Empire: http://www.riversidetemple.org/ 9292 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, (951) 359-4743

Sikh Temple Riverside: http://www.riversidegurdwara.com/ 7940 Mission Boulevard, Riverside, (951) 685-4571

The Mosque of Riverside: https://www.masjidriverside.org/, 1038 W. Linden Street, Riverside, (909) 684-5466

China

The city of Alhambra is an hour drive from the campus and offers a wide range of things for Asian students to do in Southern California. Neighboring Alhambra is Monterey Park, which also offers a wide range of shops and restaurants for Asian students in Southern  California. Also, Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles boasts an array of restaurants and shops for Asian Students, the drive to  Chinatown will take about an hour and a half from the San Bernardino campus.

Food
  • Sm Seafood & Asian Market 333 S E St. San Bernardino, CA (909) 888-6520
  • Hana Asian Market 738 S Waterman Ave #A11, San Bernardino (909) 890-1556
  • Tung Hing Supermarket 365 E Mill St #7, San Bernardino (909) 889-2498
  • Asian grocery items are also sold at most major American Supermarkets such as Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons. There are also many Asian food places located near California State University San Bernardino.
Religious Places
  • Loma Linda Chinese Sda Church (https://llc.adventistfaith.org/) 25665 Van Leuven Street, Loma Linda, CA (909) 478-3939
  • Chinese Alliance Church (riversidecma.org) 9640 Jurupa Road, Riverside, CA (951) 360-0013
  • Trinity Church (trinityonline.org) 1551 Reservoir Road. Redlands, CA (909) 335-7333 x110

Korea

Food
  • Golden Dragon Korean and Chinese Restaurant 1024 W. Highland San Bernardino CA (909) 883-3390•Sanya Korean BBQ 403 S Riverside Ave (909) 874-7878•Sm Seafood & Asian Market 333 S E St. San Bernardino, CA (909) 888-6520•Tung Hing Supermarket 365 E Mill St #7, San Bernardino (909) 889-2498
  • Asian grocery items are also sold at most major American Supermarkets such as Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons. There are also many Asian food places located near California State University San Bernardino.
Religious Places
  • San Bernardino Korean Church; Waterman at Central SB FS
  • Sae Rom Korean Presbyterian Church; Colton, CA
  • Loma Linda Korean Church 12408 Mount Vernon Ave. Grand Terrance (909)825-6947

Middle East

Little Arabia in Anaheim California boasts a great collection of restaurants, shops and ethnic markets along Brookhurst St between the 5 freeway and Katella Avenue. Little Arabia is an hour drive from the campus.

Food
  • Gul Naz Cuisine of Pakistan 1624 East Washington Street, Colton (909) 370-0111•Alina’s Lebanese Cuisine 2250 South Archibald Ave. Ontario (909) 947-2070
  • Fairuz Middle Eastern Market 9124 Foothill Boulevard, Rancho Cucamonga (909) 948-4312
  • Most of the American Supermarkets also sell a range of foods from different ethnicbackgrounds.
Religious Places
  • San Bernardino Arabic Church 48th St at Mountain
  • Arabic Christian Church 2595 E Date St. Highland, CA