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Arrival Information - New York, Manhattan, NY

at New York Institute of Technology

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Tel: 1(212) 431-9330
E-mail: nym@ELS.edu

How do I arrange for Airport Pickup?

The ELS Central Admissions Department arranges the airport transfer, but the Counselor will need to provide important information about the student.

Please follow the following 2 steps:

Step 1: 

Please have the following information regarding your student:

  • Student name (ELS ID number is also requested - if known)
  • ELS Center location to attend
  • Airline name (for arrival into the final destination)
  • Flight number and airport name (or code)
  • Port of Entry into the USA (if different from final destination)
  • Anticipated time of arrival and date

Step 2: 

After collecting all of the information from Step 1, please email these details to your ELS Central Admissions Advisor.

  • ELS/New York, Manhattan is an "A" Center


Area Airports: John F. Kennedy Int. Airport (JFK)
  Laguardia Int. Airport (LGA)
   Newark Liberty Int Airport (EWR)
Distance to ELS: 45/45/45 minutes (Train/Bus/Car)

Airport Pickup Service Details

  Newark Liberty Int Airport (EWR) John F. Kennedy Int. Airport (JFK) Laguardia Int. Airport (LGA)
APU Price:
$250 $215 $215
GK Limousine & Travel
GK Limousine & Travel
GK Limousine & Travel
Pickup Location:      
Baggage claim Baggage claim Baggage claim
Customs exit Customs exit Customs exit

The driver will hold a sign that says "ELS Language Centers." To confirm that you have met the correct driver, be sure that he has both an ELS Language Centers sign as well as the student's name.

Airport Pickup Meeting locations are as follows:

International: Students arriving on international flights will meet their driver just outside International Arrivals.

Domestic: Baggage Claim Area

Other Transportation from Airport

Taxis from Newark International, LaGuardia, and JFK airports will cost about $50 to $60 plus a 15% tip and toll fees. Total taxi costs should not exceed $80! [Take only yellow medallion cabs. Avoid "gypsy" cabs.] Travel time is approximately 45 to 60 minutes.

Housing Check-in & Check-out

  Check-in Time Check-out Time
Homestays in the area
8:00am - 10:00pm Sunday before session start date 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday after session end date
  Check-in: Students go directly to homestay address. Homestay students must notify their Host Families of their arrival times so that families will know to be home when they arrive.
  Check-out: Homestay students will return their keys to the host families.

Center Registration

On the first day (Monday) of registration and orientation: All new students should arrive to the center at 8:15 am to register for classes, and attend orientation. Students will be emailed a link to the Placement Test prior to arrival.

If a holiday falls on a first Monday, ELS Centers will be open only to register newly arriving students.

What to Bring

  • Passport
  • A copy of I-20 Form
  • Funds to pay all remaining fees at ELS
  • Completed Health Form (if applicable)
  • Proof of medical insurance (if not purchased through ELS)

Immunization Requirements


Emergency Contact Information

ELS Toll Free #: 1-866-351-8921 (Sunday arrival use only)

Arrival on NON-Standard Date

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