Most Camp Placement participants will fly into the New York/Northeast area. Depending on where your camp is located, your flight may fly into a different location; follow the instructions provided by your camp. Please bring a minimum of $250 USD to cover travel expenses, food, etc. We know you may be nervous when you get off the plane or unsure about where you should go. Just follow the instructions you have been given. The airport will have clear signs to tell you where everything is, so be sure to pay attention to them.
Your travel instructions will be listed in your personal account at app.InterExchange.org once you have been placed with a camp. Review them to determine how you will get to camp. There are often multiple transportation options from the airport. Taxi service is often expensive if you are on a budget, so if you opt to take a taxi, make sure you have enough money for your other expenses. Read the travel directions carefully and don’t hesitate to ask airport employees for assistance if you are confused.
Accommodation upon Arrival
If your camp has instructed you to fly into New York City, we suggest that you arrive a day or two early. An InterExchange Camp USA Representative will be at Hostelling International (located at 891 Amsterdam Ave) to help answer any questions you might have. This is the suggested hostel if you choose to arrive early. Reservations will be at your own expense and should be made well in advance. Reservations can be made at: http://hinewyork.org/reservations
At this hostel we can help you figure out how to get to camp if you do not already have a plan. You will have to pay for any bus or train tickets yourself so make sure you bring enough money to cover that cost. Save your receipt and give it to your camp upon arrival if they offer to reimburse that cost.
If you are a Self Placement participant, you must arrange all transportation to the U.S. on your own. Make sure to communicate with your camp directly and make them aware of your travel plans and arrival time. You will not be reimbursed for your travel to camp unless you have made specific arrangements with your camp. You are responsible for arranging your trip from the airport to camp.
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