Travel Arrangements

Traveling to Indianapolis

When preparing to travel to IUI for your first semester on campus, be sure to check your letter of admission for your expected arrival date, and book your flight accordingly. You should book a connecting flight all the way to the Indianapolis International Airport (not Chicago) from your home country.

Be sure to make housing arrangements prior to arriving in Indianapolis. If your permanent home will not be ready for you when you arrive, don't forget to make temporary arrangements where you can stay until you are able to move into your new residence. Learn more about housing options»

Late arrival information

It is important to make every effort to arrive on or before the program start date noted on your I-20 or DS-2019.

Learn more about late arrival  >>

Airport transportation

We strongly encourage you to make arrangements in advance for transportation from the airport to your new residence in Indianapolis.

Learn more about arrival transportation options >>

Know your travel documents and bring them with you

When traveling as an international student, it is important to understand your travel documents and ensure that you have all important documents with you.

See our recommended packing list >>

The Office of International Affairs will always be your primary contact for information regarding your visa.

Learn more about student visas at IUI >>

What should I know about my entry into the United States?

No matter your visa status, you will need to go through immigration and customs upon arrival in the United States. Your arrival location, whether this be at a US airport or through a border crossing, is your “port of entry”.

Learn more about port of entry >>

We are here to help.

For questions about arrival and Welcome Services, email


For visa inquiries, email