Cohort Programs Coordinator
Planning your trip to Kentucky
Travel to Nashville, TN, USA
To arrive at WKU, board an international flight to a major U.S. airport such as ones in New York City, Chicago, or Detroit and take a domestic/local flight to Nashville International Airport (BNA). Nashville is a major commercial city located in Tennessee State, a one hour drive to Bowling Green, Kentucky. The next closest cities would be Louisville KY, and Lexington KY and they are about a 2-3 hours drive to Bowling Green. Cost of the program includes airport shuttle service from Nashville to Bowling Green. Please visit InShuttle Transportation for more details.
What should you bring with you to Bowling Green?
We recommend you bring the following items for your room at WKU or rental apartment off campus. If you cannot bring them, make sure to have extra money to purchase them in the United States.
There may be some items that you may see as more important than others, but you're strongly suggested to bring/purchase the items listed below to make your life comfortable:
- Address book
- Eyeglasses/contact lenses (if needed)
- Medicine and prescriptions
- Towel, soap, and Toothbrush
- Slippers/flip flops
- Music from your home country
- Personal computer software
- Photos (family and friends)
Most International Flights allow each person a maximum of two pieces of luggage weighing 50lbs (22 kg) each (22 kg x 2) (does not include hand luggage). Please make sure to write your name and address on the labels of your luggage.
If you will be making more than one stop in your flight/trip, make sure to write your final destination on the labels of your luggage. [Example: if you fly from Japan to Detroit and then from Detroit to Nashville, you must write your final destination of Nashville (BNA)].
Try to contact someone in WKU, any student, staff or faculty. In case of emergency your luggage is lost, always write down an address where your luggage can be sent in case of a misplace.
For more helpful information on your preparation before coming to the United States, please visit the eduPASS Web site.
Extending your stay
If you need additional accommodations to arrive early or stay longer in Bowling Green, please let us know and we will provide you with additional information.