This page provides useful links for international graduate students. For additional assistance or to obtain documents to be eligible to work in the United States, please contact the NMU International Programs Office at or (906) 227-2510.

You can also review the Graduate Student Orientation pages for additional resources and steps.

Travel to Northern by Plane or Bus

Please work with the International Programs Office if assistance with your travel arrangements are needed. Marquette, home of Northern Michigan University, is located on the shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan and are in the Eastern Time Zone with daylight saving time adjustments.

Traveling by Plane

Sawyer International Airport is located near the city of Marquette, Michigan, on the southern shore of Lake Superior and approximately 20 minutes from campus. The airport code for Sawyer International is MQT. We are approximately an 8-hour drive from Detroit, Michigan and a 6-7 hour drive from Chicago, Illinois. Marquette does not offer passenger train service.

Once you arrive at Sawyer International, you'll find it easy to reach your next destination. Car rentals, bus shuttles and private taxi services are at your disposal.

From the airport, you can take one of the Marquette Transit Authority's buses (limited schedule) or a taxi to Marquette.  Once you are in downtown Marquette, you will need to change buses or take a taxi to campus.

Marq-Tran Transit Authority – Fare and Schedule Information
1325 Commerce Drive
Marquette, MI 49855

Traveling by Bus

Indian Trails bus line will bring you to the Marquette Transit Authority’s bus station. You can wait for a Marq-Tran bus or have a taxi take you to campus less than 3 miles away.

Indian Trails Bus Lines - Fare and Schedule Information
1325 Commerce Drive
Marquette, MI 49855