AIRPORT PICK UP

Are you arriving for the first time to the United States and need help getting to Northern Illinois University? If so, we can’t wait to welcome you into the Network of Nations family! Network of Nations is a group of Americans and Internationals from all over the world who find community and friendship near Northern Illinois University. We can start by having one of our American friends pick you up at the Airport when you first arrive.

Network of Nations volunteers have been providing transportation to brand new International students for many years. We also have weekly dinners and outings where you can meet Americans and other Internationals. It is our hope that we can assist you in your exploration of American culture and in making deep friendships that last a lifetime.

Your Airport Pick up request will be answered within a couple of days.  We will give you clear instructions by email.

By signing up below, you can experience the peace that comes with being welcomed to the United States by a friendly Network of Nations volunteer right at the airport. We are eager to meet you soon!

Please Note: 

  • There is a fee of $35 for this service to help cover related expenses. This fee is nonrefundable and will become a donation to Network of Nations if you cancel your ride with us. However, it is transferable if your flight information changes.
  • Airport Pickup is open only to Newly Arriving International Students.
  • Airport pick up is not available for flights arriving on Sunday mornings or any day after 7pm Chicago time. Because of the Christmas and New Year holiday, pickup is closed on December 24, 25, 31st and January 1st.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL THAT YOU COMMIT TO CHECKING YOUR EMAIL REGULARLY UNTIL YOU ARRIVE. WE WILL USE EMAIL TO COMMUNICATE VITAL TRAVEL INFORMATION TO YOU.