Stanford is near three major airports: San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). Mineta is a 20-minute ride from Stanford without traffic, SFO is about 35 minutes away, and Oakland is a 50-minute drive from campus.
Ground transport from the airport — domestic arrivals
NBTB does not provide transportation from the airport on arrival, but taxis and shuttles are available at each airport. Be sure you give your driver the exact address of our dorm, as the Stanford campus is quite large. (This information will be in your registration packet, which you will receive in advance.) Each airport offers its own shuttle service. One well-used option is Supershuttle, which charges $26 each way for a round trip ride from SFO. Driving time will be increased on shuttles depending on the number of travelers and stops.
Ground transport from the airport — international arrivals
NBTB will meet and transport students arriving from international destinations upon request. Students will need to pay a transportation fee. Please contact us if your student requires this service.
Ground transport to the airport — domestic and international departures
At the end of our eight-day program, we will arrange for shuttle service to all Bay Area airports for departure. Students can reserve a space and pay when they arrive at camp. For departures, we hire a group van service, so the cost is typically $10 per student.
Visas for overseas students
Newsroom by the Bay does not require a student visa for students arriving from outside the U.S., but U.S. Customs and Border Protection might, depending on the point of origin.
As of December 2011, the U.S. government was offering a Visa Waiver Program for students from 36 countries (see list below), but students from these countries still must apply and receive approval from the Electronic Service for Travel Authorization prior to arriving at Stanford.
If a student’s country of residence is not on this list, the student will require a regular B2 tourist visa. NBTB is not able to support applications for student visas.
The countries participating in the waiver program include:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium , Brunei , Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany , Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Monaco , Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Malta, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom