Travel Desk

We’re very excited you’ll be traveling to study with us! Below is some information that will help you in your travels. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Office of International Programs by submitting a request information form.

Coming to Herkimer

Herkimer College is located in Upstate New York, between the cities of Syracuse and Albany.

International students should arrange to enter through one of the major U.S. port-of-entry, with the final destination being the Syracuse-Hancock International Airport (SYR) or Albany-International Airport (ALB).

The Herkimer College campus is about one hour by car from these airports.  There is no public transportation between these airports and college.

Syracuse Hancock International Airport is served by the following major air carriers:
American Eagle, Continental, Delta, Independence Air, JetBlue, Northwest, United Airlines, US Airways.

Albany International Airport is served by the following major air carriers:
Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, Independence Air, Northwest, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways.

Traveling Abroad

When traveling outside the United States, you need to have in your possession the proper documents to return and resume your studies. These documents are:

  • Valid passport. 
  • Valid F-1 visa stamp in your passport.
  • Form I-20 authorized for travel by Office of International Programs on page 3.

If one or more of the above documents are not valid, you should contact the Office of International Programs to inquire about the procedures to follow.
If you are subject to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special registration you need to follow the instructions given by the USCIS concerning departure from the US.

If you need to apply for a new F-1 visa abroad, please submit updated financial information so that a new Form I-20 can be issued to you to present to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Bus Schedule

Don’t have the Shuttle Bus Schedule? Don’t worry about missing the bus again.

Birnie Bus Service

Transportation in Herkimer area is provided by Birnie Bus Services. In order to go to Utica or surrounding areas, this is the best method of transportation and has low fares. For bus schedules:

Renting a car

If you have a valid driver’s license, you can rent a car at reasonable price from Enterprise-Rent a Car. Please make sure to check all the details before you rent a car.

Air Travel

Going home on break? Planning early is a way to get the best fare, so make sure you buy soon for your next trip. Click now to check the fares.

For questions or further information, please submit a request information form.

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