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Traveling within the United States

Students interested in exploring the United States can conveniently access airports, train stations, bus stations, and rental car services from the University campus. Plus, thanks to its location in the heart of the East Coast, students have easy access to major U.S. destinations, including Washington, D.C., New York City, Florida, and Atlanta.

Travel with Documentation

If you are planning to travel within the United States, it is essential that you take your passport and visa documents with you. Increased security after September 11 has resulted in immigration patrols at border crossings, bus terminals, train terminals, and airports throughout the United States. You may be subject to questioning or random searches so it is also important to bring with you proof of current enrollment.

If you are applying for a change of non-immigrant status, visa petition, or employment authorization, you should bring your U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receipt notice, which proves that you have an application pending with USCIS.

University-Sponsored Trips and Activities

A number of University programs provide opportunities for students to explore the region beyond campus. Students may participate in an Outdoor Adventure program through Recreation and Wellness or they may find activities and trips that interest them through one of the University's many student organizations. Many students also participate in volunteer programs throughout the community through the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.

Transportation from Campus

There are a variety of transportation options available to help students explore the city, including the Spider Shuttle, To The Bottom and Back (2BNB) Bus, the Downtown Shuttle, Zipcar, Zimride, GRTC Transit System, and Groome Transportation, which provides airport/train station transfers.