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

International Studies Program



Important Dates:

Spring 2015 Arrival Dates: Friday, January 2 - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Spring 2015 International Student Orientation (mandatory!) January 7, 2014 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: Monday, January 12, 2015

Airport Pick-Up Service – We offer a complimentary pick-up from one of the following three airports: Lambert-St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO (STL); Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, IN (IND); and University of Illinois Willard Airport, Savoy, IL (CMI). We do not offer pick up service from Chicago O’Hare Airport. Your arrival date to one of the above three airports must fall within Friday, January 2 and Tuesday, January 6, 2015, no earlier or later. To request an airport pick-up, please email with your arrival airport, date and time.

When you arrive at the U.S. Port of Entry, you will be asked to show your Lake Land College I-20 and your F-1 visa to the Customs and Border Protection officer.  You will also be asked to complete an I-94 card.  Please write your name on your I-94 card exactly as it appears on your passport and I-20.  

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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