Travel

Travel

As an international student, you may be able to travel during your time of study for your annual vacation or during a school break. This page explains the important things you need to consider if you are planning to travel.

Given the current COVID-19 situation, we advise all Jacksonville State University international students to be cautious when traveling. We advise students to read any new travel alerts and stay abreast of the information coming out of their home country as well as information listed on the CDC and the Department of State Travel Page. 

Please also review all airline requirements in regard to COVID-19 testing and vaccination.

CDC Webpage: Learn more about travel during COVID-19

Department of State Webpage: Learn more about travel advisories 

F1/J1 Students must get the I-20/DS2019 signed by the Immigration Advisor at JSU before traveling outside of the United States.

For reentry, enrolled international students must have:

  • Valid Passport and Visa stamp. Your passport must be valid for at least six months after the date of your reentry.
  • I-20/DS 2019 with travel endorsement by Immigration Advisor at JSU. A travel signature on the second page of your I-20/DS-2019 is valid for 12 months or until the program end date on the I-20, whichever comes first.
  • CBP (Custom and Border Patrol) may ask for additional documents such as:
    • Copy of your academic transcript
    • Evidence of Financial Resources

If an F1 student is re-entering the United States after a 5-month break, he/she must obtain a new I-20, pay the SEVIS fee and enter on initial status.

  • International House and Programs offer FREE airport transportation to all JSU's international students only during the dates posted on our website to and from the Atlanta International Airport. 
  • Please be advised, the shuttle service is not an “on demand” service.  We provide pickup/drop off based on arrival/departure times and the number of student requests.  This means that if there are only a few students that need shuttle service for a certain day and all arrive at various times, early arrivals will have to wait on the last arrival for that day to ride the shuttle.

  • Interested international students must fill out the Registration Form and submit the form by the stated deadline.  

  • If any changes in the flight information occur, you must notify Ms. Cannon Connell immediately to avoid any difficulties. The email address is cfconnell@jsu.edu  

  • The shuttle service is a courtesy service of the University. All costs (taxi, bus, etc.) accrued by students coordinating their own ground transportation are the individual responsibility of the student.

  • All students arriving on-campus with no prior confirmation of housing need to be prepared to stay in a hotel or motel upon their arrival at their own expense.

  • Failure to cancel the shuttle request by the stated deadline will result in fine. Fine is determined by the number of students taking shuttle on the day of your request and the cost of renting the shuttle. 

Drop Off to ATL Airport 

Term

Drop-Off Dates

Submit form by

Cancel request by

Form Opens

Spring 2022

May 03-May 08, 2022

Apr 19, 2022

Apr 26, 2022

Feb 11, 2022
Registration Form 

Fall 2022

Dec 13-Dec 17, 2022

Nov 18, 2022

Dec 02, 2022

Sept 06, 2022


Instructions for Drop Off:

When booking your flight from the Atlanta airport, please consider the following:

  • Shuttles are not “on demand”
  • If a shuttle leaves at 7 a.m. (CENTRAL Time) from the International Hous, drive time from Jacksonville to the Airport is approximately 2 hour. Atlanta is on (EASTERN Time). Therefore arrival at the airport would be approximately 10:00 a.m. EASTERN time. You should be in the airport at least 3 hours BEFORE your departure; This means to book your flight departure around 1:00 PM EASTERN time or after
  • Remember to build in enough time prior to selecting your departure time
  • Shuttle service will be based on the number of students and departure times

To cancel, send an email notification to cfconnell@jsu.edu  and intlprog@jsu.edu 
*Failure to cancel the shuttle request by the stated deadline will result in fine. Fine is determined by the number of students taking shuttle on the day of your request and the cost of renting the shuttle. 


Pick Up from ATL Airport 

Term

Pick Up Dates

Submit form by

Cancel request by

Form Opens

Fall 2022

Aug 16-Aug 23, 2022

July 25, 2022

Aug 05, 2022

June 06, 2022

Spring 2022

Jan 05-Jan 11, 2022

Dec 22, 2021

Dec 29, 2021

Closed


Instructions for Pickup:

When booking your flight to the Atlanta airport, please consider the following:
  • Shuttles are not “on demand”
  • Shuttles service is based on the number of students and arrival times
  • Students that arrive between 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. may have to wait on the next day’s shuttle (consider hotel arrangements if this is the case).
  • Students traveling from Atlanta, GA to Jacksonville, AL will gain an hour.  Georgia is in the EASTERN time zone and Alabama is in the CENTRAL time zone. Example: Leave Georgia at 10 a.m. EASTERN time, two hours to travel, Arrive Alabama at 11 a.m. CENTRAL time.
To cancel, send an email notification to cfconnell@jsu.edu  and intlprog@jsu.edu 
*Failure to cancel the shuttle request by the stated deadline will result in fine. Fine is determined by the number of students taking shuttle on the day of your request and the cost of renting the shuttle.