you are going to fly to your school, make sure you get a ticket
for the airport nearest your school. Otherwise, you may have
to spend precious money and time getting to your school overland.
Be sure you know how you will travel from the airport to your
school or to the place you will be living. The information
your school sent you should include detailed instructions about
In many cases, new students from China get a ride from the
airport with a Chinese Student Association member.
However, you should not assume that someone will pick you up
at the airport unless you have made a specific arrangement.
Not all new students fly all the way to their new school.
Some fly to a coastal city or some other place away from the
school. New students do this in order to visit friends or relatives
or to see tourist sites. Then they continue to school via air,
rail, or bus.
Rail travel in the United States is
provided by Amtrak;
a major bus company is called