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Travel to the United States

We recommend that you visit for the US Department of State's pre-departure information.

Prior to purchasing airline tickets, it is wise to shop for the most economical airfare.  Costs vary significantly depending on airline and travel date and other restrictions.  However, do not purchase non-refundable airline tickets until the visa has been stamped into your passport and you have been notified by the University of official arrival and orientation dates.

An International Student Identification Card, available through STA Travel allows students to purchase reduced-price air, bus and train tickets.  It also gives them discounts on accommodations in major world cities and discounts for certain services and shopping.  The card automatically carries travelers’ health and accident insurance policy for time spent en route to a destination.  Please visit for further information.