Akron Global Concierge

Akron Global Concierge

Resource Directory

The Akron Global Concierge was originally created to assist international students, and researchers arriving in the Akron area is a ‘soft’ landing for their stay. It evolved into a resource directory for our First Weeker program as well as the go-to guide for international flair in the downtown area.

As we further update our resources with all that makes Akron global, if you have any suggestions, would like to make sure your business is listed, or wish to help sponsor an event for inbound internationals, please contact globaltiesakron@gmail.com.


Summit County is the fourth largest county in Ohio with a population of 541,781 as of 2010. It is so named because it was the highest point of the Ohio and Erie Canal, which linked Lake Erie to the Akron area. A large portion of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located in the northern part of the county, with many walking, biking and hiking trails available. Additionally, the Summit County Metroparks offer many of the same amenities.

There are 167 properties located on the National Register of Historic Places in Summit County, 3 of which are National Historic Landmarks.