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Travel Plan Confirmation
As soon as you have obtained your student visa, you must finalize your travel arrangements and inform the International Student Affairs Office. It is important to keep the International Student Affairs Office fully informed of your travel arrangements, including dates, times, methods, and cities of departure and arrival.
Recommended Routes to Kirksville, Missouri
If you Arrive in Kansas City, Missouri:
If you Arrive in St. Louis, Missouri:
If you Arrive in Chicago, Illinois:
Scheduling and Buying Tickets
Public transit in the United States, especially in the Midwest, is less common than in many other countries. It is important to book your tickets for all legs of your travel well ahead of time to assure seat availability. Additionally, transit is often delayed so we encourage students to leave ample time to make connections.
Truman provides shuttles specifically for newly arriving international students. The shuttles run by reservation only. It is essential that you provide notice of your arrive by filling out the Travel Plan Confirmation on TruView or here.
You must notify the International Student Affairs Office a minimum of 10 days before arrival.
Kansas City Airport Hotels
You may need to stay in a Kansas City Airport hotel if you arrive prior to August 11th Kirksville, Missouri. Many airport hotels provide free shuttle service to and from the airport. Across from the luggage carousels where you pick up your suitcases, there is a hotel directory with free phone service. From that phone you can call one of the hotels and inquire about room availability, cost and shuttle pick up. They will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. The next day you can arrange for them to bring you back to the airport in time to meet the Truman shuttle. Prices range from approximately $50 to $120 per night.
|Comfort Inn – Airport||1200 Highway 92||Platte City, MO 64079||816-858-5430|
|Best Western Country Inn||11900 Plaza Circle Drive||Kansas City, MO 64153||816-431-2823|
|Best Western – Airport||P.O. Box 819 I-29 Exit 19||Platte City, MO 64079||816-464-2424|
|Hampton Inn||11212 North Newark Circle||Kansas City, MO 64153||816-464-5454|
|Holiday Inn||11832 Circle Drive||Kansas City, MO 64153||816-464-2345|
|Hilton||8801 NW 112th Street||Kansas City, MO 64153||816-891-8900|
|Residence Inn||9900 NW Prairie View Road||Kansas City, MO 64153||816-891-9009|
|Sleep Inn||7611 NW 97th Terrace||Kansas City, MO 64153||816-891-0111|
|Econolodge||11300 NW Prairie View Rd.||Kansas City, MO 64153||816-464-5082|
Students who will live in the residence halls and who arrive in Kirksville prior to August 11, 2014, must stay in a hotel until the residence halls are open because early check-in to the residence halls is not allowed. Students who will live off campus may wish to stay in a hotel until housing can be acquired.
|Holiday Inn Express||2702 S. Business Hwy 63||Kirksville, Missouri 63501||660-627-1100|
|Super 8 Motel||1101 Country Club Drive||Kirksville, Missouri 63501||660-665-8826|
|Days Inn||Highway 63 South||Kirksville, Missouri 63501||660-665-8244|
|Comfort Inn||2209 N. Baltimore||Kirksville, Missouri 63501||660-665-2205|
|Best Western Shamrock Inn||Junction 6 & Bus. 63 S.||Kirksville, Missouri 63501||660-665-8352|
"The atmosphere at Truman is warm. People here are friendly and are willing to help you whenever you need it. Also, there are plenty of organizations available to help international students to make new friends, understand new cultures, and enjoy life in America."
– Anh Duc M., Mathematics & Economics, Vietnam