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Congratulations on your acceptance to EFL!  Here are some details that may help you plan ahead – but remember, orientation packets will be sent about 4 weeks before the start date of your program and will also contain more specifics about where to go, etc.

WHAT TO BRING:

Bring items that will help make your stay comfortable, such as personal hygiene items, shower slippers or flip flops, and some spending money for incidentals (optional).  DO NOT BRING valuable items or large amounts of cash.

All sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels will be provided by the campus Conference Services Department.

All classroom supplies will be provided by the FTE. Students can bring laptops if they wish, but they are not required for class.

Classroom-appropriate, casual, comfortable clothing is the rule on campus. Shorts, t-shirts and jeans are acceptable. Shoes, sandals or flip flops must be worn to the classroom and dining room.  You may also want to pack a light sweater or jacket for the air-conditioned classroom sessions.  There is no need to bring dressy clothes unless it is specifically mentioned in your orientation packet.

NOTE – please bring appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes that can get dirty for the outdoor leadership activities and the optional recreation activities such as swimming, basketball, and volleyball.

WHEN TO ARRIVE:

Students can arrive any time between 2:00-4:00 PM on their program start date (Monday).  FTE staff will not be available for supervision or for luggage drop-off before 2:00 PM.  The program will begin at 4:00 PM; please contact us if you anticipate a late arrival so alternate plans can be arranged.  Emergency contact information for travel delays the day of the program will be sent to you in your orientation packet.

Students are required to check out of their dorm rooms no later than 11 AM on the following Sunday. Guardians are not required to be at check-in or check-out.

GETTING TO EFL:

Students are responsible for their own travel to and from the program site. If you are flying to your EFL site, please feel free to book your flight at any time.  Remember, you will need to give yourself enough time to get from the airport to the campus, as well as pick up any checked bags and get lunch.  We typically recommended booking a cab or shuttle pick-up at least a few days before the start of the program.

A variety of ground transportation options are available from the airport to campus.  We recommend that you check the airport website for ground transportation options and reservation information.

BROWN UNIVERSITY

T.F. Green Airport (PVD) – Warwick, Rhode Island – Approximately 9.4 miles away

The following link will take you to a list of various taxi and shuttle companies servicing the greater Providence area: http://www.pvdairport.com/get-here/taxis-shuttles

Logan Airport (BOS) – Boston, Massachusetts – Approximately 53 miles away

The following link will take you to a list of various ground transportation options for making the trip from Boston Logan to Brown: https://www.massport.com/logan-airport/to-and-from-logan/ground-transportation/

Also, Peter Pan Bus Lines offers service from Boston Logan to the Providence Bus Terminal, which is 2 miles north of campus.  Taxis can be taken from the bus terminal to campus: https://peterpanbus.com/

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Below are the two closest airports to the Cornell University campus, along with ground transportation options available once landing.

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) – Ithaca, NY – 3 miles from campus

https://flyithaca.com/

 A variety of ground transportation options are available from the airport to Cornell University.  Some of these options are listed below.  It is a 10 minute drive from campus to the airport.  Visit the Ithaca airport’s website for more information about travel options.

Taxi Service

Ithaca Taxi                                           (607) 277-TAXI (8294)           www.ithacataxi.biz

Collegetown Cab                                 (607) 588-8888                       www.collegetowncab.com

Shuttle Service

Ithaca Airline Limousine                     (607) 273-3030                       www.ithacaairlinelimo.org/

Executive Limousine and Sedan          (607) 753-9180                       www.elslimo.com/

SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SYR) – 60 miles from campus

http://www.syrairport.org/

 Participants that choose to fly into Syracuse can arrange transportation through Ithaca Airline Limousine Service.

Ithaca Airline Limousine Service         607.273.3030  http://www.ithacaairlinelimousine.com/

OBERLIN COLLEGE

Most major airlines have flights into Cleveland.  A variety of ground transportation options are available from the airport to Oberlin College.  Some options are listed below. Visit CLE’s website at http://www.clevelandairport.com/parking-transportation/shuttles-limos-and-ride-shares for more information about ground transportation.

Cleveland International Airport (CLE) –

Cab/Car/Shuttle Service

VIP Limo                                             330.940.1556  – http://www.viplimoohio.com/

Cleveland Express                               216.661.9105  – http://www.clevelandexpress.net/home.html

A 2 Point B Transportation                  440.775.7222

ACE Taxi                                             216.361.4700

Super Express Transportation              216.941.7433

Hopkins Transportation Services         216.267.8282

RICE UNIVERSITY

George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston (IAH)

 Most major airlines have flights into the Houston airport.  A variety of ground transportation options are available from the airport to Rice University.  Some of these options are listed below.  Visit IAH’s website at http://www.fly2houston.com/iah/ground-transportation/ for more information about ground transportation.

 Shuttle Service

SuperShuttle Houston    281.230.7275; 800.258.3826

http://www.supershuttle.com/locations/houstoniah

Airport Location:      Upon arrival at the airport, follow signs from the baggage claim area to the SuperShuttle ticket counter in ground transportation.

Note:                        Call 24 hours in advance to make a reservation for the trip back to the airport.  The shuttle ride will be approximately 25 miles.

Taxi Service

Yellow Cab                  713.236.1111

United Cab                  713.699.0000

Lone Star Cab              713.444.4444

Airport Location: Taxis depart from the designated taxi zones located outside each terminal.

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

The closest airport to Tufts is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), which is about 30 minutes away.

A variety of ground transportation options are available. For more information, please visit the Logan Airport website and go to the “Ground Transportation” link, and scroll down for airport shuttle options.

http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/to-and-from-logan/ground-transportation/

Taxi service is also available at each terminal on the Arrivals Level (curbside).

 UC BERKELEY

 The campus is approximately 45 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport and 30 minutes from the Oakland International Airport. A variety of ground transportation options are available from both airports to UC Berkeley.  Some of these options are listed below.  For more information on transportation options, please visit the airport websites.

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SFO)  http://www.flysfo.com

Shuttle Service

BayPorter Express                   (415) 467-1800           http://www.bayporter.com

Super Shuttle                           (415) 558-8500           http://www.supershuttle.com

Taxi Service

Yellow Cab                              (415) 333-3333           www.yellowcabsf.com

Airport Location:         Taxis depart from the designated taxi zones located at the roadway Center Islands, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals.  Uniformed taxi coordinators are stationed at the taxi zones from 7:00am to 1:00am to assist passengers with questions or concerns.

OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (OAK)  http://www.oaklandairport.com

 BayPorter Express                   (415) 467-1800           http://www.bayporter.com

Super Shuttle                           (415) 558-8500           http://www.supershuttle.com

Taxi Service

Friendly Cab                            (510) 536-3000

Veteran’s Cab                          (510) 533-1900

UCLA

 The campus is approximately 25 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and 35 minutes from the Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank.

A variety of ground transportation options are available from both airports to UCLA, including taxis, buses, and shuttles.  For more information on ground transportation you can visit the airport websites listed below.

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LAX) 

http://www.lawa.org/welcomeLAX.aspx

Two Shared Ride Van companies operating out of LAX are Super Shuttle (http://www.supershuttle.com/) and Prime Time Shuttle (http://www.primetimeshuttle.com/)

BOB HOPE AIRPORT IN BURBANK, CA (BUR) 

http://www.burbankairport.com/parking/shuttles-a-taxies.html  

Two Shared Ride Van companies operating out of BUR are Super Shuttle (http://www.supershuttle.com/) and Prime Time Shuttle (http://www.primetimeshuttle.com/)

UC SANTA BARBARA

 SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT     http://www.flysba.com/services/ground_transportation

Driving time between the airport and campus is approximately 5 minutes

University Shuttle                                           (805) 893-6161 Manzanita Front Desk

For conference guests staying in UCSB housing, FREE shuttle service is available on arrival and departure days to and from the Santa Barbara Airport and the Santa Barbara airbus Goleta Stop.  Just phone the Manzanita Front Desk upon arrival or to catch a shuttle back to the airport.

The shuttle operates between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Taxi Service

Orange Cab                              (805) 964-2800

Yellow Cab                              (805) 965-5111

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LAX) http://www.lawa.org/welcome_LAX.aspx?id=132

Many people traveling by air will initially land at Los Angeles International Airport, about 2 hours driving away from Santa Barbara.  From there your travel options are to fly to Santa Barbara, rent a car and drive to Santa Barbara, or travel to Santa Barbara via the Santa Barbara Airbus.  The cost for the airbus is $48 per person, one-way.  Their website is http://www.sbairbus.com   

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

DETROIT METROPOLITAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (DTW)

DTW is the nearest airport to the University of Michigan campus, about 20 miles or a 45 minute drive. Visit the DTW website http://www.metroairport.com/GroundTransportation.aspx for more information about ground transportation.

Ann Arbor AirRide

http://www.theride.org/Services/Airport-Service

Super Shuttle

https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/detroitdtw/

Taxi Service

Metro Taxi Detroit Airport DTW Transportation Services             (248) 214-6823

Customers who utilize ridesharing services book their rides and communicate with their drivers through the respective company’s mobile application. From the terminal or baggage claim area, passengers should follow the “Ground Transportation” signs. Once across the skybridge, “Rideshare” signs will guide customers to the designated rideshare areas of the McNamara or North Terminal Ground Transportation Center.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

For more information on transportation options visit the parking and transportation section of the airport’s website at www.portseattle.org/seatac. Driving time between the airport and campus is approximately 30-45 minutes.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle Express Service                        (425) 981-7000; http://www.shuttleexpress.com

Airport Location:         Passengers are picked up at the inner drive curb on the 3rd floor of the airport parking garage.  Follow the signs for Ground Transportation.

Note:                            Make reservations for the return trip at least 48 hours in advance.         

Taxi Service

Yellow Cab                  (206) 622-6500; www.yellowtaxi.net

Airport Location:         Taxi cabs are located on the 3rd floor of the parking garage.  Follow the signs for Ground Transportation.

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) – Greensboro, North Carolina

Most major airlines have flights into the Greensboro airport.  A variety of ground transportation options are available from the airport to Wake Forest University – Some of these options are listed below.  For more information on transportation options, visit GSO’s website at www.flyfrompti.com.  Driving time between the airport and campus is approximately 30 minutes.

Triad Transportation                            336.668.9808 or 877-796-5466

Located on the lower level center of the terminal building

ABC Door 2 Door Transportation        336.721.9921              www.abcdoor2door.com

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) – Charlotte, North Carolina

All major airlines have flights into the Charlotte airport.  A variety of ground transportation options are available from the airport to Wake Forest University – Some of these options are listed below.  For more information on transportation options, visit CLT’s website at www.cltairport.com.  Driving time between the airport and campus is approximately 90 minutes.

Affordable Charlotte Shuttle                704.253.4121              www.affordablecharlotteshuttle.com

All City Transportation & Shuttle        704.366.6698              www.allcitytransporation.com

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

A variety of ground transportation options are available from the airport to Washington Univeristy campus. For more information on transportation options you can visit the airport website’s ground transportation page given below.

LAMBERT – ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

http://www.flystl.com/AirportGuide/GroundTransportation.aspx\

YALE UNIVERSITY

Most major airlines have flights into Bradley, LaGuardia, Kennedy, and Newark.  The Tweed-New Haven Airport is served by US Airways Express.

CONNECTICUT AIRPORTS

TWEED-NEW HAVEN AIRPORT (HVN): aprx. 4 miles to the Yale campus

http://www.flytweed.com/airport-transportation

Connecticut Transit                            (203) 624-0151           http://www.cttransit.com/

Taxis:

Metro Taxi                                         (203) 777-7777

Yellow Cab                                         (203) 777-7770

BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BDL): 53 miles to campus

http://www.bradleyairport.com/

Connecticut Limousine                       (800) 472-5466           https://ctlimo.com/

AAA Cab                                            (860) 623-8888                      

Ace Cab                                              (860) 244-9999                      

NEW YORK AREA AIRPORTS

LAGUARDIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LGA): 72 miles to campus

http://laguardiaairport.com/

Connecticut Limousine                       (800) 472-5466           https://ctlimo.com/

GO Airport Shuttle Connecticut        (866) 284-3247           http://www.2theairport.com/

KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JFK): 80 miles to campus

http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk.html

Connecticut Limousine                       (800) 472-5466           https://ctlimo.com/

GO Airport Shuttle Connecticut        (866) 284-3247           http://www.2theairport.com/