What to expect when you arrive at Illinois State
The weather in this part of the country varies dramatically with the seasons. If you arrive in August for the fall term, temperatures will likely be very hot, typically 75 to 95°F (23 to 35°C). In January when the spring term begins, temperatures range from 15 to 40°F (-10 to 5°C). In between, temperatures are more moderate, with average temperatures around 50 to 65°F (10 to 20°C) in both April and October.
The Office of International Studies and Programs can assist you in planning your arrival to Illinois State. Most international flights to Illinois connect in Chicago. If you fly into Chicago, you may plan another flight from Chicago to Bloomington-Normal’s Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI). If you do not take a connecting flight to Bloomington-Normal, trains and buses are available. Please be aware if you take a taxi, it will be extremely expensive because Chicago is so far away. You may arrange for someone to meet you in Bloomington-Normal at the airport, train station, or Bone Student Center (where many buses arrive). Information about your transportation options will be provided by the Office of International Studies and Programs.
The Office of International Studies and Programs has more information about planning your arrival to Illinois State.
Many housing options are available at Illinois State. Housing is available both on- an off-campus. If you choose to live in an on-campus residence hall, your living arrangements can be handled through the Office of International Studies and Programs. International students are encouraged to live in International House, a section of a residence hall on campus.
Visit www.Housing.ilstu.edu to find out more about living in a residence hall.