Arrival and Transportation
New international students arrive to Washington College early for a special International Student Orientation.
International Student Orientation takes place 3 days before the all-college orientation in the fall semester and 1 day before the all-college orientation in the spring semester.
Please allow enough time at the Port of Entry when scheduling connecting flights. Please allow at least 3 hours for the CBP inspections at your entry point into the U.S.
Spring 2015 International Student Arrival Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015.
The Global Education Office will provide shuttle service from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) on January 14, 2015.
You will need to make travel arrangements that will have you at the BWI airport on that day to arrive before 4:00 p.m. If you are unable to arrive in that time frame you will need to arrive the night before and stay in a hotel near the airport and take the shuttle to the airport in the morning to meet our drivers.
Washington College provides a shuttle to the College for all new international students.
To take advantage of the shuttle service, you must:
Fill out the online Arrival Information Form to reserve your spot on the shuttle by Monday, December 29, 2014. You will receive an email with your scheduled shuttle time by Friday, January 9, 2015.
- Fly into Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) on the designated arrival day.
- You need to arrive at BWI before 4:00 pm (16:00)* on the designated day for that semester, normally the first day of International Student Orientation.
- Meet the representative from the Global Education Office at the Hospitality Counter in BWI.
The Hospitality Counter is located on the Lower Level (Level 1) click for map.
If you arrive at BWI on a domestic flight, you will walk past baggage claim areas 13-14 towards the International Arrivals terminal. The Counter is about half-way along the corridor.
If you arrive at BWI on an international flight, you will enter through the international terminal and will pass through customs. When you exit customs, walk towards the outside entrance of the Terminal. Turn left towards Baggage Claim 13-14. The Counter is about half-way along the corridor.
*If you are unable to find a flight before 4:00pm on the designated pick up day, then you need to arrive earlier and stay at an airport hotel to take advantage of the college shuttle. You will need to return to BWI before your scheduled shuttle time and meet at the Hospitality Counter.
In case of emergency, please contact:
(Please have these numbers with you at all times)
- Kate McCleary - Director of Global Education 410-810-7470
- Theresa Capule - Assistant Director of Global Education 410-778-7762
- Public Safety - 410-778-7810
If you choose to arrive on your own, Please note that International student check-in will be on Wednesday, January 14, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
From points north (Philadelphia, New York, etc.)
Take I-95 South to Middletown/Route 896 exit. Route 896 merges with Route 301 South. Take Galena exit (Route 290 South) and turn right. At stoplight go straight onto Route 213 South. In Chestertown – our address is 409 Washington Avenue.
From points west (Washington D.C., Baltimore, etc.)
Take route of your choice to Routes 50/301 East and follow signs for Bay Bridge/Annapolis. On the Eastern Shore continue on Routes 50/301 until they diverge in Queenstown and proceed North on Route 301. Exit Route 301 at Route 213 and proceed north. In Chestertown, Route 213 becomes Washington Avenue; our address is 409 Washington Avenue.
From points south (Northern Virginia, etc.)
Take either the Washington Beltway (I-495), I-95, or Route 301 to Routes 50/301 East. Exit Route 301 at Route 213 and proceed north. In Chestertown, Route 213 becomes Washington Avenue; our address is 409 Washington Avenue.