1. Book a flight to Seattle, Washington with final destination: Seattle, Washington (SEA)
2. Travel to Yakima, WA (YKM)
You can travel to Yakima by plane or bus. See the following options.
Book a flight with final destination: Yakima Air Terminal (YKM).
An Airporter Shuttle (1-866-235-5247) leaves directly from the Sea-Tac Airport a goes directly to the Yakima Airport. The shuttle is located on the lower level of the Sea-Tac terminal.
3. Travel to Valley Community College
If the International Student Program office has been advised of your arrival, a staff person can meet you at the Yakima airport or the Yakima bus depot and bring you to the Residence Center. One of our staff members will meet you at the baggage claim and drive you directly to the student dormitory. Please contact the International Student Program office to arrange pickup.
4. Hotel Arrangements
If friends or relatives will be traveling with you, for assistance with hotel reservations and travel assistance, please email the firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help when you arrive, please call our housing phone: 509-574-4897 or 509-574-4885.
Before You Leave Home
You are welcome to send baggage to the International Student Program office in advance of your arrival. We will hold your baggage for your arrival. Attach tags or labels to all of your suitcases, as well as your hand luggage. Also include a copy of the address inside the baggage, in case the tag is lost or destroyed. It is advisable to have enough clothing and personal items in your carry-on baggage to last for two or three days. Notify the International Student Program (email@example.com) of your anticipated arrival date and time and mode of travel.
It is strongly recommended that you also hand carry the following documentation:
- Evidence of financial resources
- Evidence of student status, such as Letter of Acceptance
- Paper receipt for the SEVIS fee, Form I-797, and
- Name and contact information for your “Designated School Official” including a 24-hour emergency contact number at the school.
Remember to carry with you the sealed envelope given to you by the U.S. Department of state’s Consular Officer—attached to your passport. It is important that you do not open this envelope. It is important that you tell the officer that you will be a student. Be prepared to include the name and address of the school program where you will enroll.
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