Important information for international students at Andrews University
The U.S. government has designated three kinds of visas that allow foreign students to study in America. The most commonly used visa is the F-1 student visa (personal/family funds). The second is the J-1 Exchange visitor visa (substantially funded by a sponsoring organization). The third is the M-1 visa (not offered at Andrews University) given to students who wish to enter the U.S. solely for the purpose of vocational study. Either of these three types of visas allows a person to enter the U.S. as an international student.
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LIVING IN BERRIEN SPRINGS
Berrien Springs is a small village. It is located about 100 east of Chicago around lake Michigan and about 200 miles from Detroit. You may travel on Interstate I-94 west to get to Chicago and Interstate I-94 east to get to Detroit. It is about 130 miles from Indianapolis. To travel to Indianapolis, you will need to travel of US 31 south. However, the close small city to Berrien Springs is South Bend, Indiana. It is located about 25 miles south on US 31. There is also a regional airport in South Bend. You may travel from Chicago via flight to South Bend or other form of transportation such as Coach USA (bus) servicing O'Hare and Midway airports in Chicago directly to south bend regional airports. Since South Bend is a small/mid-sized city, you will be able to plenty of shopping, find your favorite restaurant or just to visit. You may also go to Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, MI (about 10 miles) from Berrien Springs. There is plenty of shopping opportunities and also your favorite eateries.
Berrien Springs also has several eating opportunities in town, grocery shopping and other services such as banking, public transportation, medical speciality, doctor's offices etc. You may use any search engine to find local businesses such as: http://michiganbusiness.us/index.php?nic=city&stringtofind=Berrien%20Springs
Berrien Springs has been reputed to be a very safe community. Although this may be true, it is still wise for you to be conscious of your surrounding when you are out and about. Stay safe. Incase of emergency, you may dial 911. Please use this number only in extreme emergency. The Berrien Springs police department is located at: 4411 E Snow Rd, Berrien Springs. Their telephone number is: (269) 471-2813. They can be contacted usually from 9 am - 5 pm at this number. As was mentioned earlier, you may call 911 at anytime but save it for extreme emergency only.
Berrien Springs public transportation provided by Berrien Bus. Berrien Bus is a nonurban system that provides transportation to all areas not served by dial-a-ride service areas. The service includes both semi-fixed route service and demand-response service.
Hours of Operation: M-F 5:00 am - 5:00 pm
PO Box 186
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Fares: Individual fare within 5 miles of Berrien Springs: $2.50*, Individual fare over 5 miles from Berrien Springs: $5.00*
*Elderly persons 60 years of age and over and handicapped persons as defined in 49 C.F.R., part 27 shall be charged 50% of the regular individual fare.