Office of International Education

Preparing for Your Trip

Travel Tips

  • Please purchase your airline ticket and make your travel arrangement after your F-1 Visa is secured.
  • Please arrange your plane to arrive in Fort Wayne before 3 p.m. in order to be able to arrive at the Office of International Education before the end of the business day (5 p.m.)
  • Never leave your luggage unattended at the airport and do not allow strangers to carry your bags. Do not carry bags belonging to others.  Always observe signs and regulations in public places.
  • Always carry your valid credit card and some cash in the amount of $100 in American currency in case of an emergency.
  • Do not accept rides from strangers. Take only official taxis from the airport to your final destination.
  • Be careful who you give personal information to (e.g., your name or address).
  • Be aware of your surroundings. if you are lost, ask a police officer, security guard, airline personnel, or workers in the airport for assistance.
  • In case of an emergency, call 911 from any telephone.