Lake Land College

Arrival Information - International Studies - Lake Land College Mattoon, IL
International Studies Program


airport sceneInternational Student Orientation (mandatory!):

Summer 2015: June 3, 2015 at 9:00
Fall 2015: August 19, 2015 at 9:00

Topics covered during Orientation: English Language/Assessment testing, course registration, health insurance, banking, student life, transportation, immigration rules, student organizations, etc. A complete Orientation schedule will be emailed to you prior to your arrival.

First day of Class:

Summer 2015: June 8, 2015
Fall 2015: August 25, 2015

Airport Pick-Up Service:

We offer a complimentary pick-up from one of the following three airports: University of Illinois Willard Airport, Savoy, IL (CMI), Lambert-St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO (STL) and Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, IN (IND). We do not offer pick up service from Chicago O’Hare Airport.

Arrival Dates:

Your arrival date to one of the above three airports must fall within the following dates for each semester, no earlier or later. To request an airport pick-up, please email with your arrival airport, date and time.

SUMMER 2015 Arrival Dates: Friday, May 29 - Tuesday, June 2, 2015
FALL 2015 Arrival Dates: Friday, August 14 - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Airport Pick-Up Dates for New Student:

For an airport pick-up, please make your flight schedule so you are arrived on one of the following pick-up dates and airports:

Summer 2015 arrival:
Indianapolis- flight must arrive on June 1 or 2
St. Louis- flight must return on May 31 or June 1
Champaign- between May 29 and 30, by appointment*

Fall 2015 arrival:
Champaign- August 14, or 15
Indianapolis- August 16 or 17
St. Louis- August 18, by appointment*

Leaving to home:
Champaign- flight must depart on May 15 or 16
St. Louis- flight must depart on May 17
Indianapolis- flight must depart on May 18, by appointment*

Champaign- August 14, or 15
Indianapolis- August 16 or 17
St. Louis- August 18, by appointment*

Housing Arrangements- Housing arrangements should be made prior to your arrival. The International Studies Program can assist you with determining which housing option is best for you. We suggest students arrange to live at Lake Land Living Apartments due to its proximity to campus. For this apartment complex, you must submit housing forms and a deposit of 5 months rent plus security deposit prior to arrival.  Please contact for more information on how to reserve a room at Lake Land Living Apartments. Basic furniture is provided, but students will need to provide their own kitchen utensils, bed linens, etc.  Students planning on purchasing a car upon arrival may choose to live elsewhere in the area.

Course Registration – During Orientation, you will meet with an academic counselor and register for classes.

Tuition Payment - Tuition bills are available immediately after course registration at the Accounting Office and are mailed to your local address 2-3 weeks after the beginning of the semester. Tuition is due by the midterm of the semester; any remaining balance after the due date will incur a finance charge.

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