Preparation for Arrival

Preparation for Arrival

Tuition and Billing

As an international student, it is important to familiarize yourself with tuition cost and how to pay your tuition and fees before your arrival to the United States. More information about paying your bill >>

Financial Aid Information for New International Students

There are limited aid and scholarship opportunities available for international students. More information on financial aid opportunities for international students >>

Health Insurance

Health care in the United States can get very expensive and it is required that all international students studying at Penn State have active health insurance. More information about obtaining health insurance >>


Penn State Lehigh Valley requires you to complete immunization before arriving to the United States. This is very important and must be completed before arriving to Penn State Lehigh Valley. More information about the immunization requirement >>

Off-Campus Housing

Committing to studying in a foreign country is exciting however there are key items that must get completed before or soon after you arrive in the United States. Finding a place to stay is one of those important items that must get done.

Penn State Lehigh Valley does not have dormitories on campus. However we have many safe and convenient off-campus housing options nearby campus. You will find many great off-campus housing options on the website listed below. Create an account and roommate profile on >>

If for some reason, you are not able to find off-campus housing prior to your arrival, you can arrange to stay at a local hotel. More information about local hotels >>

Transportation from Philadelphia International Airport

New international students have the option to fly into many surrounding airports such as Philadelphia International Airport, Newark International Airport and etc. However, Penn State Lehigh Valley will only offer free shuttle service from Philadelphia International Airport to Penn State Lehigh Valley campus only on August 14 for flights landing anytime between 8:00-10:00 a.m.  Our Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty and staff will be available to greet you at the arriving terminal at the Philadelphia International Airport and the shuttle will depart the airport no later than 10am to arrive to Penn State Lehigh Valley campus before 12pm. If you are not able to arrange your flight for arrival to Philadelphia International Airport on August 14 between 8am-10am, be sure to take advantage of safe and convenient transportation systems listed below. In order to reserve your free shuttle service, please email before August 4th with your arrival time and arrival terminal letter information.   

It is your responsibility to arrive on campus on August 14.  Therefore it is recommended that you plan your arrival to Penn State Lehigh Valley campus prior to your departure. Unfortunately there is not that many options to arrive on campus via train or bus and therefore it is recommended you look into the following options.


Taxis can be picked up in Zone 5 of the International Philadelphia Airport at the Commercial Transportation Roadway by the baggage claim area.

Uber Philadelphia

More information about Uber in Philadelphia >>