Arriving at ISU
New students note that there will be pick up from only Indianapolis airport. for a fee of $15 - $20. Please note that during holidays like winter, there are not many students on campus, so there may not be pickups. If you are arriving in December or January, please contact anyone on the committee and fill out the new student arrival form, with all the details regarding date of arrival, flight arrival time, flight number, airline, etc.
New students will have to contact the respective committee members 2 weeks prior to their arrival in the U.S. If you contact the committee late, the is no guarantee someone will pick you up from the airport, you will have to come to university on your own.
Anyone wishing to arrive on campus on there own, can either:
Take a cab directly to ISU, which will cost
you around $80 - $100
Take a cab to the Greyhound bus stand www.greyhound.com (about $10 - $15), then take the greyhound bus to Terre Haute ($15 - $20), From the Terre Haute bus stand you can call a committee member for pick up. Please Note make all arrival plans well in advance as the greyhound buses usually reach after 12 a.m., depending on your flight arrival, etc..
Once you receive your I-20, please make the necessary arrangements well in advance.
Register with residential life, so that you
are on the list for apartments. At the beginning of each semester, there
can be longer wait periods due to arrival of new students.
If you know someone in ISU or outside of ISU
(like a friend/ relative), ask him/ her to find information on housing
options, health insurance, etc.
Get all the health requirements done, so
that you do not have problems once you arrive on campus. Note that you
will not be able to register for classes if you haven't fulfilled all
the health requierements like MMR and other vaccinations, etc.
Buy the necessary books, utensils, clothes, etc to help you start with school.
Once you arrive at ISU, the Indian Student Association, will try and accommodate students based on availability of space. This will be temporary accommodation for about a week, after which students have to look for their own accommodation.
Other options are staying at the dormitories, motels, apartments off campus.