Housing

Housing accommodations during the intensives are the students' responsibility. We encourage you to make housing arrangements sooner rather than later. DMiss will reserve a small block of rooms at the Fuller Guest Center, which is very close to Fuller's campus and your class location; however, this block is only available for a certain time before rooms are released to the general public. You can reach the Guest Center at 626.204.1100 or guestcenter@fuller.edu.

Transportation

Getting to Pasadena

Shuttle vans run from both LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) and BUR (Burbank/Bob Hope Airport). The trip to Fuller takes approximately an hour from LAX and 20 minutes from BUR, though times vary depending on traffic and the number of other passengers who may need to be picked up or dropped off.

We recommend the following shuttle companies:

Prime Time Shuttle: www.primetimeshuttle.com

SuperShuttle: www.supershuttle.com

Please see the websites for instructions on locating your shuttle once you have arrived at the airport.

For those who wish to travel even more economically, you might want to consider the "FlyAway Bus" service between LAX and Union Station (There are several "Fly Away" busses; make sure you are taking the "Union Station" bus) in downtown Los Angeles which takes about 45 minutes. http://www.lawa.org/flyAway/. Please refer to the website for pricing and times of operation.

To continue to Fuller Seminary from Union Station, take the GOLD LINE light rail train northbound approximately 40 minutes on a train headed for Sierra Madre http://www.metro.net/around/. For the Fuller Guest Center, get off at the Lake Avenue station. From the Lake Avenue exit, walk south on the west side of Lake Avenue (a short distance, over the bridge above the 210 freeway and across Corson Street) and turn right onto Locust Street. The Guest Center is located on the south side of Locust Street.

Parking

Free parking is available to students staying at the Guest Center in a secured parking garage under the building. The Guest Center is a 3 minute walk from the MAGL classroom.

Students who are not staying at the Guest Center may obtain a permit to park in the East lot of the 250 N. Madison building. Students will be able to purchase this permit on the morning of the first day of class at a cost of $2 per day.

International Students

International Students

Students in the DMiss come to the US once each module for a two-week intensive and then again to defend their dissertation. Non-US Citizens, including those from Visa waiver countries, must apply for an I-20 and then an F-1 Visa. Canadian citizens only need the I-20 to enter the US to study; an F-1 Visa is not required

Step 1: I-20 Certificate of Eligibility Application

To be eligible to receive the F-1 student visa you must first obtain the "I-20 Certificate of Eligibility" from Fuller. In order to receive the I-20, you must:

  1. Be accepted into Fuller's DMiss Program
  2. Submit the I-20/DS-2019 Application along with the required Declaration of Financial Support.

Fuller Theological Seminary
ATTN: ISO/Hephzibah Purtee
135 N Oakland Ave
Pasadena, CA 91182

hpurtee@fuller.edu or 626-584-5395

Once your forms are received and approved, Fuller will issue and send you the "I-20 Certificate of Eligibility" along with instructions on your next steps. These include paying a $200 SEVIS fee to the Department of Homeland Security. You will then able to apply for an F-1 Student Visa at a US Consulate or Embassy.

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Step 2: Receive F-1 (한국어 설명)
An F-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by a United States Consulate abroad to an international student who is coming to the United States to pursue full-time studies in a U.S. academic institution. The F-1 visa is the most common student visa among Fuller's international students. For more detailed information about the F-1 student visa, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.