Rise on Chauncey for International Students


High Standards for Living Abroad

Purdue is home to the 4th largest international student population at public universities in the United States of America. Rise on Chauncey is here to help make the transition into life in the US seamless and simple.

Getting to Rise on Chauncey from the Airport

No matter what airport you fly into, there are a variety of shuttle options that will take you from the airport to West Lafayette where you can easily get to your new apartment at Rise on Chauncey. Below are some shuttle options for some of the most popular airports you might fly into. All options pick up and drop off at Memorial Union’s front entrance. You can get directions from the drop off point to Rise on Chauncey here!

  • Reindeer Shuttle – Reindeer Shuttle makes trips between West Lafayette and Chicago O’Hare International Airport as well as Indianapolis International Airport. Shuttles drop off at Purdue Memorial Union which is just a short walk from Rise on Chauncey’s front door!
  • Express Air Coach – EAC Shuttles go to and from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Shuttles pick up and drop off at the main entrance of Purdue Memorial Union located off of Grant Street. Their website notes that if you are getting off of an International flight, you’ll want to allot around 2.5 hours to go through immigration, collect your luggage, and go through customs. Make sure to book your shuttle with that in mind!
  • Lafayette Limo – Lafayette Limo also drops off and picks up at Memorial Union’s front entrance. They have service to both O’Hare International Airport and Indianapolis International Airport.

How to Get US Money & a US Bank Account

Exchanging your money for US currency is going to be among the first things you’ll want to do when you arrive. Generally, international airports have kiosks where you can exchange your money for dollars throughout the airport. For information about Currency Exchanges at O’Hare International Airport, click here. For Indianapolis International Airport info, click here.

You can also exchange currency at a bank or credit union in West Lafayette. When you’re in the United States, you’ll want access to an American bank account. We recommend choosing a bank with a location in West Lafayette near Rise on Chauncey. Always choose an option with the option for online banking. Below are some of our recommendations for banks in the area:

How to get a US Cell Phone

Getting a US Cell Phone is often high on the priority list for international students. Some of the places in West Lafayette where you can find a cell phone that will meet your needs are below:

Shopping for Household Items

At Rise on Chauncey we make sure your home is move-in ready with everything from memory-foam mattresses on your beds to designer furniture in your living rooms and stainless-steel appliances in your kitchen. For some of the home goods that don’t come with your apartment, like kitchen supplies and décor, you’ll want to head to a store that sells home goods. A few options available in the area are below:

Shopping for Your Groceries

Hungry? There are a ton of options for food right outside your door, including restaurants like Noodles & Company, Chipotle, and AJ's.

You can also get groceries delivered to you through HelloFresh or BlueApron which are online meal-kit providers!

You may also either take a bus or drive to grocery stores from Rise on Chauncey. Some of our favorites are listed below! If you need to drive, but don’t have a car, you can always rent a Zipcar!

Having Fun

You don’t need to leave Rise on Chauncey to have a great time! We host resident events all the time to help you get to know your neighbors and our team. And amenities like our outdoor pool and hot tub, our state-of-the-art fitness center, and our resident club room will keep you endlessly entertained. But we still understand the need to get out and about every once in a while. Check out some of our favorite things to do in the area below:

Your Consulate/Embassy

The closest consulates to West Lafayette are located in Indianapolis, IN. To find their contact information, click here.

Your Health

If you should need medical help during your study abroad experience in the United States, you can find health services at the Purdue University Student Health Center. Getting to the health center is just a short walk from Rise on Chauncey. For medical emergencies in the United States, you may dial 911 on your phone for immediate assistance anywhere.

Qualifying For An Apartment at Rise

In order to qualify for an apartment at Rise on Chauncey as an international student at Purdue, you'll simply need to apply online like everyone else. Check the box that denotes your international student status, and you will be asked to provide the leasing office with a copy of your passport, I-20 and last month's rent.

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