International & Local Travel

Traveling Internationally

Can I Travel Outside the U.S. while I am a Student at LETU?

Maybe. While you are in F-1 status, you may be permitted to leave the U.S. and re-enter in F-1 status if you present the following:

  • A SEVIS Form I-20, endorsed for travel and signed by your DSO
  • You have been out of the United States for less than five months
  • A current passport valid for at least six months after the date of your reentry or, if you are from one of the countries listed at this website, a passport that is current through the date of entry
  • A valid, current visa or you traveled to contiguous country or adjacent island for less than thirty days
  • Financial information showing proof of necessary funds to cover tuition and living expenses

For more information regarding travel outside of the United States, please visit ICE, the United States Immigration website.

What Do I Need to Do?

BEFORE leaving the United States for ANY purpose, please:

To travel to a country other than your home country:

  • Contact the country's embassy or consulate to find out what documentation is required.

You will need the following documents to re-enter the United States after temporary absence:

  • Valid Form I-20 endorsed by the DSO within the last six months (page 2 of your I-20)
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid U.S. Entry Visa

Questions? Contact:

Rebecca Haesecke

Director of Intercultural
Engagement and Development

Traveling Locally

Longview Transit is the designated urban (city) public transportation provider in the Longview (TX) area. Please refer to their website for route and time information. To "flag" the bus to stop, be on the correct side of the street as far away from an intersection as reasonably possible and wave to get the driver's attention.

Student fare to ride the bus is $0.65 (must present student ID.)


    908 E Pacific Avenue #100
    Longview, TX 75601
  • Main: 903.757.7203
    Greyhound Package Express: 903.757.7203
  • Hours Of Operation : Mon - Sun 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Website : www.greyhound.com


  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 104 S Spur 63, Longview, TX 903.236.7788 ‎
  • Avis Rent-A-Car: 269 Terminal Circle, Longview, TX 903.643.2292 ‎


  • Amtrak Station (LVW)
    905 Pacific Avenue
    Longview, TX 75602
  • Hours of Operation : Mon - Sun 07:30 AM - 07:30 PM
  • Website : www.amtrak.com

Longview Transit

Bus Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday | 6:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Saturdays | 7:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Sundays | No Service