International Visit Day

Each fall, international students who are currently living in the U.S. are invited to attend an International Visit Day program with some special sessions just for you! Calvin has over 300 international students, making it 5th in the nation among all baccalaureate colleges for the number of international students. Come check out our international community and learn about strategies for the U.S. application process.

Tentative schedule

TimeActivity
8:45am Arrival and check-in at the Spoelhof College Center
9:00am Opening Session
10:00am Join the Calvin community for chapel
10:30am Class visits
11:30am Lunch and student panel
12:30pm Campus Tour - led by current international students

Travel voucher information

A limited number of travel vouchers are available for those that live in the U.S. and need assistance with transportation. Student travel expenses will be reimbursed as follows:

Travel expenses

Travel expenses will be reimbursed as follows:

  • Air/train/bus transportation:
    • Up to $300 of the student's paid ticket will be reimbursed, with a receipt.
    • If the student enrolls at Calvin, the cost of his/her transportation will be reimbursed in total, with a receipt.
    • IMPORTANT: Before purchasing travel tickets, contact Stephanie Brink at (616) 526-8421 (800-688-0122) to confirm that your visit reservation has been received and that space is available in that visit program.
  • Driving to campus: Up to $300 of the student's traveling expenses will be reimbursed. Reimbursement will be calculated based on mileage from the student's home address multiplied by Calvin's standard mileage allowance. For example, 154 miles traveled x $.56/mile = $86.24 reimbursement.

Reservations

Contact Stephanie Brink before you visit to request reimbursement.

  • Make visit reservations online or contact Stephanie Brink at (616) 526-8421 (800-688-0122). Visit reservations and travel grants are based on space availability, so please make your reservations well in advance.
  • Please let us know which type of visit grant you're requesting (Student of Color, Canadian or International) when making your visit reservations.
  • Reimbursement will be made after the visit. Students must attend all scheduled visit activities. Please submit a copy of the receipt for travel expenses to Stephanie Brink. Calvin will mail a reimbursement check to the student/family. If you enroll at Calvin, you are eligible to request a check during your first fall semester for the balance of your travel costs.

Lodging

  • For parents: Calvin will provide one (1) night of lodging in either the Prince Conference Center or a local hotel for parents accompanying their student on a campus visit. Meals on campus will be provided during the visit.
  • For students: Students will stay with student hosts in residence halls. Meals will be provided.