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Foresight Prep @ Oberlin strives to make students' voyages to the Oberlin College campus as safe and accessible as possible—including for students who may be traveling alone for the first time.
Students traveling to Oberlin by air should book flights to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. A staff member from Foresight Prep will greet students at the airport immediately after arrival (possibly with muffins!), and connect them with their shuttle to campus.
Bus or Train
Greyhound and Amtrak have stops in Elyria (15 minutes drive from Oberlin). Megabus stops only in downtown Cleveland. Amtrak arrival times are unfortunately less than hospitable; students should contact Foresight Prep staff if this appears to be their only financially accessible option. Students arriving in downtown Cleveland should be prepared to arrange their own travel to Hopkins Airport (public transit is available), where Foresight Prep staff will greet them.
Students arriving by car will be provided with a check-in time for arrival at the Residence Hall. Foresight Prep staff frequently provide information and support for early arrivals regarding lodging options, and things to see and do in the immediate area.
Foresight Prep @ Oberlin requires that international students arrive in the country a minimum of 2-3 days before the course begins in order to recover from their travel, and adjust to their new time zone.
The program maintains a list of local Oberlin residents who are very happy to host international students who will arrive early. Though the program cannot guarantee that lodging will be available, it will help facilitate a connection between students and this network; in the past, students have had no problem identifying a homestay.
Some students' families choose to incorporate their Foresight Prep experience into a longer family trip. Northeast Ohio is home to a range of attractions—from the cultural offerings of Cleveland (which include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), to beautiful natural sites like the Lake Erie islands and Cuyahoga National Park, to the amusement park Cedar Point, considered the "Roller Coaster capital of the world." Foresight Prep staff are happy to provide advice and recommendations.
Additionally, Ohio is home to a number of campuses that can be incorporated into a regional college tour.