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Arrival Tips for International Students

The nearest international airports to Wesley College are Philadelphia International Airport and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). Both are about a 90 minute drive from Dover, DE. If you land at Philadelphia there are several options for travel to Wesley College. Two services offered are:

1. Dover Limousine, Inc. (302) 678-8090 or 800-729-8091.

Cost, from Philadelphia International Airport to Wesley, is $49 cash. If you make the reservation, they require a charge card number (VISA, Master Card, etc.), in case student is unable to pay at the time of pick-up. Dover Limo does not operate on Sundays. Students are advised that upon arrival, they should collect their baggage within 30 minutes and call the above toll-free number to confirm their arrival with Dover Limo. (At this point, the shuttle is already in route). If the student's flight is delayed or cancelled, they should call the above toll-free number and cancel the scheduled pick-up (at least three hours prior to the original scheduled arrival time). Dover Limo will then schedule a new pick-up time with the student.

2. Galaxy Express Shuttle, Inc. operates seven days.

Their cost is $55 from Philadelphia International to Wesley.

Once you have made your travel arrangements we ask that you e-mail the details to us, in order that we can be prepared for your arrival. Wesley will make specific arrangements to accommodate International students and their arrival and departure times.

In order to be rested from “jet lag" you may wish to arrive a day prior to the official check-in date.

You will be required to meet with the Student Life Coordinator/Resident Director immediately. This person oversees a particular Residence Hall, will greet you and give you your room key. For housing Wesley College offers an International floor in Roe Hall, each room is a double with two single beds.

You will also meet with the Director of International Programs within a week of your arrival. Initially we will work with you to set up your phone, your College ID card (which provides security and gives you access to buildings, as well as acting as your meal plan card).

You will be given an orientation session that includes a tour. Your class schedule is usually set up prior to your arrival, but any adjustments can be made at this time.

We will help you set up a bank account and give you a sense of the area and activities in the community.

Many items can be purchased in Dover, but we suggest that you bring at least one set of sheets and a blanket. Your room includes a single bed, desk, chest of drawers and a closet.