Arrival & Orientation

Arrival Information

International exchange students are required to enter their flight information.

Submit Flight Arrival Details

Airport Transfer (Pick-Up)

BBA International Programs will coordinate airport transfers on the official arrival days each semester for flights arriving between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm. Detailed instructions on meeting locations and times of pick-up will be sent directly to incoming exchange students each semester.

Departure Information

Do you need to know when you may leave Atlanta after your exchange?

Students must depart from university accommodation no later than the Saturday after the last day of exams each semester. Please view the most current academic calendar of Emory University here to determine what that date will be for each semester of exchange.

The last day of exams will not be known for each individual student until the mid-point of each semester. For this reason, students should make travel plans that accommodate the latest possible exam date.

All BBA exchange students are required to attend the Goizueta international exchange student orientation including advising appointments. BBA international exchange students studying at Goizueta for the semester are also welcome to attend orientation activities, campus tours, shopping trips, and cultural events coordinated by Emory, if they wish.

Typical Agenda & Schedule

Money Matters

  1. Upon arrival, exchange students should bring $1000 to $1500 USD in cash or traveler's checks for initial expenses.
  2. Students should remember the limits for daily withdrawal from ATM/Bankomat/cash machines in the United States, which are usually $200 to $300.
  3. Most exchange students are not charged tuition. The tuition charge will remain on the bill, however, until immediately prior to the start of classes. At that time, it will be automatically paid by an exchange student scholarship. If it remains on an exchange student's bill beyond the first day of class, please notify the exchange coordinator.
  4. All enrolled Emory undergraduate business students pay standard fees for services such as mental health care, recreation centers, and student activities. Exchange students must pay these fees as well. The fees may not be waived or removed. Exchange students are of course welcome to use the services for which they pay.

The most common methods of payment for exchange students are cash or wire transfer. Emory University's wire transfer information is available on the OPUS student registration system.

Please remember to include in your amount the cost of the wire transfer charged by your bank, which must be paid by each individual student. International wire transfers take up to 10 business days to post on the student account.

Another payment option is Travelex. Emory University has also contracted Travelex, a specialist in global business payments, to provide students with a simple and low cost method of paying tuition and mandatory charges to Emory in a foreign currency. Students can now easily arrange a "Travelex Bank to Bank Transfer" by choosing the Payment Options link under Finances on OPUS. On the "wires/foreign currency payments" tab under Payment Options, students will now see a link that will take them to the Emory/Travelex custom website "Pay 24-7". On this website, students will have the ability to arrange payments to Emory from 20 different countries and their associated currencies. "Pay 24-7" will provide you with detailed instructions to submit to your local bank that allows Travelex to complete the payment to Emory. More countries and related currencies will be added in the coming year. Please check back periodically if you do not see your country currently listed.

Textbooks are expensive in the United States. One book can cost more than $200. Professors expect individual students to buy every required book for each class. Copies of each textbook are not automatically reserved at the university library. Students are also required to buy cases, or copied booklets of cases. Because of copyright laws, these are expensive, and should not be duplicated. Books are on sale in the Emory University Bookstore. When available, used copies are for sale in addition to new textbooks. Cases are for sale at the bookstore as well, or using an online service. Sometimes, exchange students attempt to purchase books online for lower prices or to share books. Students should be aware that while this may save money, it also takes time for books to be delivered and to plan for sharing books or other materials. If you wish, learn more about alternative textbook purchases here.