2 mins read

International Office Offers Rides to the Airport

The end of the semester is upon students as the last week of school wraps. Students are slowly getting ready to leave USD and go home for the holidays. The Gallagher International Office (GIO) helps students to get to the airport in Sioux Falls.

The GIO is organizing free bus rides to the Sioux Falls airport for all USD students. Students were able to sign up for times until Dec. 1.

The GIO offers end of departure rides to Sioux Falls airport for four consecutive days and they will run twice a day. Rides are scheduled at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. where students will be driven by the Vermillion High School Buses.

Andreea Picioroaga, the assistant director for International Student & Scholar Services, said they understand how difficult it is for some students to get a ride to the airport. 

“All students could sign up for these rides. We know that, especially for international students, it might be difficult to find transportation to the airport,”  Picioroaga said.

Some international students said they are happy with these offered rides. Maxi Seidel, an international student, said she is grateful for the rides being offered. If such a gesture isn’t available in your area, fret not because you can always do a quick search online with keywords like limo service near me.

“If you don’t have any friends with cars, this is an amazing opportunity,” Seidel said. “I do know some people with cars, but I have to leave early to catch my flight so now I won’t have to wake anyone up to drive me.”

The first ride leaves on Dec. 13 and ends Dec. 16. They will leave from the parking lot across from the Burr House. 

No other stops will be made during the ride, they go directly to the airport. Students must be present at the location 15 minutes before the time of departure.

Picioroaga said they already have many students that are signed up with the system. 

“We have 80 students who signed up for the end of (year) departure rides,” Picioroaga said.