Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Travel:

  • How do I get to Wilkes-Barre?
    •  We highly recommend the you fly into the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (code: AVP).
    • If you are traveling from a major international airport,  for additional recommendations.
  • What documents are required for entering the U.S?
    • Valid passport
    • Valid F-1 visa
    • Valid King’s College I-20
    • SEVIS I-901 fee payment receipt
    • Financial verification (e.g., bank statement, scholarship letter, etc.)
    • King's College acceptance letter
  • I need a ride from the airport. What should I do?
    • Contact the Office of International Student Recruitment at 570-208-8402
    • If you arrive on a day that airport pick-up is not available, you will need to arrange transportation on your own.
    • Contact the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Transportation Service.
    • If you have arranged to stay in a local hotel for the first few days, they may have free shuttle service.
  • How do I arrange temporary housing at King's College?

Financial:

  • When should I pay the tuition?
    • Tuition and other mandatory fees are due the first day of class.
  • How do I pay the tuition?
    • King’s College Student Accounts accepts various methods of payment. The method of payment must be set up before the first day of class.
  • How should I bring money from home for tuition and living?
    • Do not carry large sums of cash when you travel. Travelers checks are a secure way of transporting money.
    • If you carry more than $10,000.00 worth of money, you will be required to declare at customs upon entry into the country.
    • Read some useful tips on arrangements with your bank in your home country at EducationUSA.
  • How do I open a bank account in Wilkes-Barre?
    • Opening a bank account is fairly easy. There are several banks to choose from in Wilkes-Barre close to the campus. Banking is one of the many topics that will be covered during International Student Orientation.
    • Until you arrive at King’s College, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the banking system in the U.S. by visiting the International Student Loan website.

Packing List

Carry-On Bag

  • Passport with valid visa
  • Airplane tickets
  • Immigration document (I-20)
  • Money
  • Traveler’s checks/ATM card/Credit Card
  • Photocopy of your passport and extra list of your traveler’s check numbers-packed in a separate place from your passport and checks, in case those are lost or stolen
  • The phone number of King’s College (570-208-8402)
  • Your iPod and cell phone with charger
  • Camera
  • Notebook and pen
  • Laptop
  • Snack foods

Additional items if you have room: change of clothes, essential toiletries, several days’ worth of medication you have to take regularly.

Luggage

  • Umbrella or raincoat
  • Summer/winter clothes and shoes
  • Personal toiletries
  • Battery-operated alarm clock
  • Medical supplies
  • Photos of family and friends
  • Traditional clothing
  • Spices from your home
  • Backpack
  • Movies or books from your country
  • Converter/adapter

International Packing Tips