International students enrolled at Eastern Oregon University are required to purchase the International Student Health Insurance (Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer). Students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the EOU Student Health Insurance. Health insurance is a complicated topic that you will learn more about during ISO. Please get started by completing the following:
To help you plan ahead, the Student Accounts office posts Payments and Due Dates for each term. You will not be billed for tuition and fees until after you arrive on campus and register for classes during ISO. International Students can make payments on the EOU Payment Portal.
Study in the States offers free government resources that explain the rules and regulations governing the international student process in the United States.
La Grande is in Northeastern Oregon. It is located approximately 4 hours from Portland, Oregon, 5 hours from Seattle, Washington, and 3 hours from Boise, Idaho. Many students fly into Portland (http://www.flypdx.com/PDX), Boise (http://www.iflyboise.com/) or Seattle (https://www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Pages/default.aspx), and then take another plane to the regional airport in Pendleton, Oregon. It is approximately 1 hour away from La Grande. Boutique Air services the Pendleton Airport (https://www.boutiqueair.com/).
Another option is to take the bus to La Grande. Greyhound bus lines has service to La Grande (www.greyhound.com). The International Student Advisor can also meet you at the bus station in La Grande and drive you to campus or you can take the Shuttle to campus. Please note that the bus ride can be long with many stops.