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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 air plane.  There are no roads into Juneau. Although on the mainland, Juneau is much like an island community.

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 at least a three-day trip and may cost about the same as an airplane ticket.

Alaska Airlines is the only passenger airline carrier into Juneau. Tickets are expensive. It is suggested that you plan ahead for this expense.

Please email the UAS NSE coordinator with your travel plans into Juneau. Pick up at the airport may be arranged.

Packing Suggestions

Start packing two weeks before departure and cut that initial mound down to one third by the time you actually leave. What you will need most is a very good rain coat and water resistant shoes. Remember this is a temperate rainforest environment and layered water-wicking clothing is the best option.

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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