Please confirm your arrival date by submitting your travel plans to us.
Please review the Important Dates below to ensure when you should arrive on campus.
All international students are required to be fully vaccinated and
to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to fly
to the U.S. Proof of negative test results are now not required. 




Fall Semester 2023

Travel Form Due date: August 7, 2023
Residence Hall Arrival: August 22, 2023
Mandatory International Orientation: August 23, 2023
ESL Placement Test: August 24, 2023 10 a.m.
Institutional TOEFL Exam: August 24, 2023 1 p.m.*
First Day of Classes: August 28, 2023


Spring Semester 2024

Travel Form Due date: Dec 4, 2023
Residence Hall Arrival: TBD
Mandatory International Orientation: Jan 4, 2024
ESL Placement Test: Jan 5, 2024 10 a.m.
Institutional TOEFL Exam: Jan 5, 2024 1 p.m.*
First Day of Classes: Jan 8, 2024


*TOEFL Exam:

Students who attain a qualifying ESL Placement Test score will have
the opportunity to take the Institutional TOEFL Exam.
$25 fee; photo ID required.


TF Green Airport

From TF Green, please go directly to your Residence Hall on campus by taxi.


Peter Pan Bus

This runs from Boston’s Logan Airport to Providence. From the station, take a taxi to our campus.



Take a taxi from the station to our campus. Go outside the bus/train station.
Take a taxi (US $30) to our campus, at your own cost.



Delays & Cancellations

Please inform our office if there is a delay on your arrival by emailing us or call us at
8:30 am - 4:30 pm: 401-598-4669
4:30 pm - 8:30 am: 401-598-1103 (Safety & Security)




Students who have secured on-campus housing will be able to move in directly to their assigned residence hall.

Off- Campus

Students who are not living on-campus are recommended to secure your own housing prior to arrival.
On jwuLink, visit Providence Services and find out about Off Campus Stduent Services located at
the Den with additional off-campus housing resources.



Once you have secure housing, Off Campus Student Services will help you set up your electricity, water and gas.



Providence Place Mall

Walk to the mall to:

Open a bank account (you must have a US address)
Buy/set up cell phones
Buy toiletries and bedding

Target or WalMart

Ride to Target or Walmart to:

Buy food
Buy/set up cell phones
Get toiletries and bedding




This test determines which level of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes you will be placed in. 

ESL Frequently Asked Questions

Plan Your Travel

If you miss your test date, you will automatically be placed in Beginners level ESL. Review test dates to see when you should arrive:
Undergraduates & Graduates:
Fall Semester 2023: August 24, 2023 10 a.m.
Spring Semester 2024: Jan 5, 2024 10 a.m.