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Office of International Programs & Services
Melissa Paschuck
+1 843-349-2053
melissa@coastal.edu

Traveling to CCU - Information for International Students

 

Current Coastal students: Do you need transportation to the airport during Thanksgiving or Winter Break? Click here to visit the Transportation Services Webpage.

 

Closest Airport - Myrtle Beach International Airport (Airport Code: MYR)

The closest airport to Coastal Carolina University is Myrtle Beach International Airport (Airport code: MYR). This airport is located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which is 19 km from the campus.  Our office strongly recommends that you fly into Myrtle Beach International Airport. 

Please note, we can only guarantee transportation from the airport to campus if you fly into Myrtle Beach International airport.

If you have specific questions about your travel plans, please email our office at melissa@coastal.edu.

Getting from Myrtle Beach International Airport to CCU Campus

If you are arriving on the Saturday before classes start, the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) will offer a shuttle service from Myrtle Beach International Airport to campus. OIPS will need to have arrival information at least two weeks prior to guarantee pick up. If you arrive sooner than the Saturday before classes begin, you will need to find your own lodging and transportation to campus once housing opens.

Taxis are available from the airport. The cost is approximately US$30 and most taxis will accept major credit cards. .

Please send the following information as soon as you make your travel plans to Melissa Paschuck at melissa@coastal.edu:

  • Arrival airport
  • Departure City
  • Name of Airline
  • Flight Number
  • Date and time of arrival

For example, you might be flying into MYR on Delta Airlines, Flight number DL5211 from Atlanta, arriving at 6:53pm on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Arriving at Immigration at your U.S. port of entry

Make sure that the below documents are with you and not in your luggage.  You will be asked to show your documents before you claim your baggage.

When you arrive at Immigration at your U.S. port of entry, you will be asked to show your

  • Passport (must be valid for at least six (6) months);
  • SEVIS fee receipt;
  • Immigration Document (F-1 or J-1 visa);
  • Signed I-20 or Signed DS-2019; and
  • Evidence of financial support. 

At Immigration, the immigration officer will issue you an electronic I-94 and will provide you with an admission stamp in your passport that is annotated with date of admission, class of admission and admitted until date. Once an electronic I-94 has been issued, you can access the electronic arrival/departure record at www.cbp.gov/I94.

Your immigration document (I-20 or DS-2019) and your electronic I-94 or admission stamp are, in combination, the documents that validate your F-1 or J-1 student status.