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Please DO NOT book any flights prior to receiving the approval email from the registration team and reading the transportation details below.

Direct any questions you may have after reading this page to:

Important Notes

The North America College Training (NACT) will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), which is ~140 miles (~3 hours) from Chicago airports.

Transportation is NOT included in your registration fee. You will need to arrange for your own transportation to and from all airports, including in Champaign or Chicago.

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you travel (either ground or air) in GROUPS.


Check-in on July 16 at UIUC is between 12-6PM (12:00-18:00 CDT). As much as possible, please plan to arrive during this time.


Training will conclude on Saturday, July 22 after lunch. If you are flying out of Chicago airports, plan to depart after 5pm. 

By Private Car or Van

If you choose to drive (groups recommended), please make your own arrangements.

By Plane

The nearest airport to UIUC is the University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI). You can use Uber or Lyft from CMI to UIUC (~15 min ride).

Other major airports: 

  • Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 2 hours 35 minutes away from UIUC

  • Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport (MDW) - 2 hours 25 minutes away from UIUC

  • Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis International Airport (IND) - 2 hours away from UIUC

  • Saint Louis, MO - Lambert-St Louis Airport (STL) - 2 hours 45 minutes away from UIUC

  • Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell Airport (MKE) - 3 hours 40 minutes away from UIUC

It is highly recommended that you rent a vehicle during the week to drive to/from dorms, cafeterias, and meeting places due to the hot weather.

Getting to UIUC from Chicago Airports (ORD/MDW)

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