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Your Alaskan Exchange Awaits You!

We look forward to welcoming you to Juneau, the capital of Alaska, as well as the home of the University of Alaska Southeast! We understand you are coming from a far and have curiosities about this adventure. Marsha Squires, the UAS Coordinator will contact you via email once your placement has been accepted.

Be sure to respond to emails in a timely manner. Open communication will make all the difference in a smooth transition to your new home as well as obtaining the courses you need, arranging airport pick up, meeting other students and more.

By Air or By Sea

If you don't know yet, you can only travel to Juneau via boat or airplane.  There are no roads leading into Juneau. Although on the mainland, Juneau is much like an island community, and does have 40 plus miles of road.

The Alaska Marine Highway system is a ferry boat option that travels the waterways throughout southeast Alaska and north. You may take a ferry from Bellingham, WA to Juneau. This is a relaxing and scenic three-day voyage.

Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines are the only passenger airline carriers into Juneau.

kayaks on shore
Jamie Bradshaw: NSE participant from the University of WI - River Falls at Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier, only three miles from campus, is too spectacular for Jamie to leave. She decided to stay and has transferred to UAS into the Environmental Science program.Jamie Bradshaw: NSE participant from the University of WI - River Falls at Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier, only three miles from campus, is too spectacular for Jamie to leave. She decided to stay and has transferred to UAS into the Environmental Science program.
 
 

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