Arriving at LWC
At the Port of Entry
You will need to present Lindsey
Wilson College's I-20 along with your passport,
your F-1 visa (inside your passport), and
1-94 (Arrival and Departure card, which is given
in the plane.) This small card is a very important
card. Be sure to keep it in your passport. If you forget your I-20,
you will be allowed to remain in the U.S. for only 30 days unless
your status is corrected and adjudicated.
Some Tips before your departure to the U.
- Read carefully all of the documents and letters that you have
Lindsey Wilson College.
- If English is not your native language, practice your
- Make a good budget of planned expenses. Be prepared to pay your
tuition and fees upon registration. You can pay the remaining
tuition fees by credit card, cash, check, or direct wire deposit.
Do not expect to get additional financial aid. The documentation
submitted to obtain your I-20 means that the funds are available
for you to use for your educational and living expenses. College
textbooks are very expensive and may cost you about $400-500 each
semester. We recommend that you initially bring at least $100 in
cash and $900 in traveler's checks.
- Once you arrive in Columbia, we will take you to a local bank
to open your new bank account so that your parents will be able to
wire additional money to your account, if needed.
- Bring warm winter clothes as it gets very cold in winter. Keep
in mind that it also gets very hot in the summer.
- If you want to send a box before you leave your county, use the
following mailing address:
Lindsey Wilson College c/o International Office
210 Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia, KY 42728, USA.
When to Arrive
For new students who want to visit your friends
or relatives in the U.S. before arriving on campus, you may enter
the U.S. 30 days prior to the program start date on your I-20, but
no later than the date on your I-20. However, you can not start
living in on-campus housing until our official moving-in date
specified by Lindsey Wilson College.
All new international students must attend
New International Student Orientation (August 15 and 16,
2013) before classes start on Wed., August 21, 2013.
If you are non-athletes, please plan to arrive at Nashville
International Airport (BNA) in Nashville, TN, on August 14, 2013
before 5:00 PM. If you are a student-athlete, please contact your
coach as to when the best arrival date is. Each athletic team
has set practice start dates and your coach may need to pick
you up from the airport.