Arrival and First Day at On-Campus at Oswego

We know the thought of arriving in a new country can be stressful, especially if you are travelling alone for the first time. That’s why we are there to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  At any point during your arrival or stay you can can call us on our emergency telephone number (you will be given this number when you book). We will make your arrival a no-stress experience.

You are not alone when you come to EC. Not only can we be there to meet you when you arrive, we'll also be there throughout your trip to make sure that your stay is fun, safe and problem-free, with a strong support network to make you as comfortable as possible.

This page is a short overview on what you can expect upon arriving. We will send you much more detailed information when you have booked your course.

Airport Transfers.

Airport transfers can be arranged by EC if requested in advance. All flight details including arrival time, flight numbers, airline, and point of origin should be advised at least 7 days prior to arrival. An airport transfer is $125. Fee is not refundable unless cancelled at least 24 hours in advance.

Student will meet an EC transportation representative in the baggage claim area. The driver will be holding an EC sign. If after 15 minutes, the student cannot see the driver, then the student can call the transportation line at +1 315 433 2368.

Transfer Service: CNY Sedan Services 
Driver Contact: +1 315 433 2368

​ Airport greeters will have an EC sign at the baggage claim area. Students arriving on a weekend to the on-campus accommodation will be greeted by an EC staff member.

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You might be excited about your first day, but please don’t forget to take the following to school with you:

  • I-20 form

    F-1 students only

  • Passport size photo


  • Pen and paper


  • Proof of health insurance

    For the entire length of programme. A credit card is not valid proof of insurance.

  • 8:00


  • 9:00

    Placement Test

  • 11:00

    Welcome Lunch

  • 12:00

    New Student Orientation

  • 13:30

    Welcome Tour

  • 14:30

    Schedule Distribution and Documents Returned

Placement Test

On your first morning with us you will take a placement test so we can put you in the best class for your English level.

Welcome Pack

You will be given a Welcome Pack on your first day that contains all the information you need on your stay.

Welcome Event

There will be a welcome lunch after the test for all new students. Make friends with students from all over the world.


08:30-10:00 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1
10:00-10:15 Break Break Break Break Break
10:15-11:45 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2
11:45-12:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
12:30-14:00  Electives

After school - Language activities and social events / free time / study time