Free shuttle service from Logan International Airport in Boston (Boston Logan) to Amherst College will be provided to new international students only on August 22nd, 2018. Your reservation is required no later than August 1st, 2018.
In order to make use of this service you must choose a flight that arrives at Boston Logan between 8am and 8pm.
Please fill out the form below to make your reservation. You will receive a reservation confirmation and pick-up details from the shuttle provider at the email address you provide. If you are bringing large or multiple bags/suitcases, please email the Center for International Student Engagement (CISE) in advance as shuttle space is limited.
Check out the topics below for more information about various types of international travel for visa-holding students. In this section, you'll also find information about how to request a graduation invitation letter for your family members' visitor visa application, as well as how to apply for a Massachusetts state ID card or driver's license. Have a travel question that isn't covered here? Contact us via email.
General Travel & Arrival Information for New Students
No doubt you are already busy getting ready for your journey to Amherst College! As you begin to make the necessary arrangements please be sure to review this important information regarding travel, arrival, and Pre-Orientation. You’ll also want to keep in mind some key dates and procedures.
Many of you have family members who are starting to think about plans for visiting the United States to attend your graduation, possibly including the need to apply for visitor visas to enter the United States. At many US embassies and consulates abroad, applicants for visitor visas to attend graduation are recommended or required to submit a “letter of invitation" from the College, confirming the legitimate basis for the applicant’s visit to the US. These letters of invitation for the families of international students and international family members of domestic students are issued through the Center for International Student Engagement (CISE).
Once you have submitted the required information on the form below, we will prepare the necessary letter(s) and notify you by email when they are ready. The letters will be sent to you via campus mail. You may then send the letter(s) to your family member(s) for inclusion with the visa application.
Please note that the form provides space for the request of 5 letters. If you need more than 5 letters, please complete a second form.
You should allow at least one week for preparation of the letter(s).
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