Arrival and Departure Information

Arrival Date: Monday, August 14, 2017

Departure Date: Friday, August 18, 2017

Airport Arrival in Chicago:

Nothern Illinois University will be providing shuttle transportation for the duration of the program for all participants. These services includes transportation from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Holmes Student Center Hotel on August 14, shuttle to cultural activities throughtout the week and the farewell outing as well as return transportation on August 18 to Chicago O'Hare airport.

Shuttle Pick-up time:

There will be three main shuttle pick-up times. Since we have students arriving at the both the international terminal (Terminal 5) and domestic terminals (Terminal 1, 2, & 3), we will be able to pick-up from two locations. The pick-ups will be done at Terminal 5 and Terminal 2. There will be a staff member wearing red NIU shirt and holding an NIU sign at each terminal.


Those in Terminal 5 will meet by the McDonalds; there is only one McDonald’s so it is easy to spot.


Those arriving in Terminals 1 2, & 3 will meet at Terminal 2 at the Baggage level at the Starbucks Kiosk. You will want to wait on the inside and the staff member will meet you there.  All three terminals are connected so you may have to do some walking but you don’t need to do a lot of work to transfer

****To know which terminal you will be arriving into is based on your flight. If your flight is direct from your country/does not make any connections in a U.S. airport, then you will be arriving at Terminal 5. If your flight has a connection within the U.S., you will be arriving at one of the domestic arrivals Terminals 1,2 &3.



For those of you that are already in Chicago and will meet us at the airport to catch a shuttle, you have been placed in a shuttel that we saw fit best. If you would like to change, please email immediately and let us know. The Blue Line from Chicago goes to the Domestic Terminal so you will meet with the Terminal 2 students, you do NOT need to make your way all the way to Terminal 5. However, we do need to know which shuttle time you will want to be picked up with so that we do not leave you behind.



Below you will find the times and who will be picked-up at each time based on flight information that was given.  Just go to the designated terminal listed above and we will meet you there.

1st pick-up will be at 13:15 (1:15 p.m.). The students who will be picked up are:

  • Laura Elizabeth Acevedo Ugarriza, Flavia de Figueiredo Petean, Ivonne Carolina Albuja Battalas, Martina Laura Speranza, Liat Ariel, Cecilia Paulina Beaven Gallegos, Anne Hennig, Mora Motassi, Marisol Masso, Marthevienty Soumokil, Alfredo Eduardo Alvarez Holzapfel, Felipe Valdez Gomez de la Torre, Ayyad El Masri, Deni Vahyudi Kurniawan, Fernando Agustin Falbo, Diadeddin Sharaf, Mauricio Xavier Fiallos Torres, Gabriel Giacomone, Ian Rostagno, Christoph Seidl, Mohamed Elmasry, Chivonne Moodley, and Mirna Fernandes.

2nd pick-up will be at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.). Ther students who will be picked up are:

  • Mariam El Amin, Seohyun Kim, Heba Khattab, Yosephin Anandati Pranoto, Marijin Nura Mado, Unnimaya Sreekumar Kurup, Liz Othon, Tahmida Hossain Shimu, Sothidaneath Theam, Aminata Wurie, Juliana Velez, Anna Zabicka, Tam Nguyen, Wael AlOqaily, Mario Andres Ortega Pelaez, Ruben Hambardzumyan, Maxim Yatsenko, Michael Jacob, Masoud Juya, Hisao Kurokami, Erick Bertin Ortega Polito, Alfonso Lanuza Garcia, Daors Sahatciu, Angelo Ntais, Sergio Venegas, Lluis Miquel Gonzalez Sola, Abdullah Sajid, Anchita Krishna, Hakan Temucin, Tania F. Santos Santos, Vinod Parmar, Farshad Bonyadih, and Vural Burc Cakir..

3rd pick-up will be at 22:00 (10:00 p.m.). The students that will be picked-up are:

  • Liliana Sierra Castillo, Kate Elyse Turner, Noriko Karube, Fabiola Gissel Lopez Zavala, Mohammed Jaljule, Dominic Kelly, Cristian Pablo Munoz Abarca, Diego Melo, Jonathan Ng Tze Chong, and Rahime Cokay Nebioglu.           

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE FLIGHTS YET: Email us as soon as possible. If you find the information over the weekend, email us or facebook message the flight information so that we know when to expect you.

These are the students with no flight information: NONE


Lastly, many have not given us details on their departure information for Friday August 18th.  You can fly from O’Hare airport or take the Greyhound Bus or Amtrak Train from the city of Chicago.  We will be making sure you all get to where you need to go, but we need some time to do that.  So please email us that information BY Tuesday August, 15, 2017 so that we can work on a shuttle schedule as we will be able to drop you off or provide arrangements to get you to your destination.