AEI Arrival

Before you come


Each term, the AEI runs a comprehensive orientation to accelerate students’ familiarity with each other, the UO campus, academic systems, resources, and expectations. New students are required to sign-up for orientation before arriving.

Register for Orientation

Tips for finalizing your travel plans

  • Refrain from purchasing your airline tickets until after you secure a U.S. Student Visa.
  • New students are not allowed to enter the U.S. prior to 30 days before the start of the AEI term.
  • Be sure to arrive a day or two before Orientation begins, to help you adjust to any jet lag.
  • When traveling, be sure to carry your original travel documents with you including: Passport, student visa, and I-20. You may also want to scan the originals and store them digitally so you or your family can access them in case of emergency.
  • The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently automated their admissions number and electronic I-94 processing system. CBP now issues an I-94 passport admissions stamp, noting port of entry, date of entry, and admitted until date.
  • Upon arrival, all international students will be directed to secondary inspection after completing the first level of screening by the CBP. Secondary inspections give CBP access to the Department of Homeland Security's Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to confirm students' eligibility for entry to the U.S.

If you have connecting flights following your arrival to the U.S., we recommend allowing additional time between flights (minimum 2 hours).

Travel to Eugene

Before you purchase your plane ticket, review your travel options.


Airport Pick-up Service

After you have made your travel arrangements and if you are flying into the Eugene Airport, you can request free shuttle service to your destination.

Airport Pick-up