Students are expected to make their own air travel arrangements. Booking airfare early may help lower costs, and it may be worthwhile to check student travel sites as they often offer discounted airfare. The closest airport is Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin International Airport (WAW), approximately a two- to three-hour trip by train or bus from Bialystok. A regular bus service runs multiple lines per day between a terminal located approximately 200 yards from the international arrivals wing of the WAW airport to Bialystok.
A valid U.S. passport (with at least six months remaining until expiration) must be provided for entry into Poland. Students who are U.S. citizens do not need a visa to visit Poland. The requirements for non-U.S. citizens may vary, so students who are not U.S. citizens should investigate the parameters of entrance to Japan for travelers from their home country.
U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings
The U.S. Department of State issues current travel warnings on its website. You may check the advisories listed by the U.S. Department of State.