Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Travel and Lodging Information

Participants are responsible for their own housing and travel expenses.  Those being sponsored by a Western Consortium-member institution will be contacted directly regarding arrangements.


Air Travel:

The closest airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), which is served by all of the major U.S. carriers and all three global airline alliances.

Major rental car agencies are represented at AUS.  Taxis are available at the hotels (plan for about $20 to the Homestead Studio Suites and $25 to the Extended Stay America). SuperShuttle service is also available to and from Austin airport.

When arranging travel back to the airport for your departure, please be aware that the Transportation Security Administration recommends that passengers arrive at AUS two hours early for flights departing before 8 am, and 90 minutes early at other times. (The airport is especially busy on Monday mornings--plan ahead!)


Lodging:

20 rooms have been blocked at Extended Stay America at $79/night.  Please reference, Middle East Language Teacher's Workshop” when making reservation.  Make sure you identify what dates you will be staying.

600 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX  78701
Phone: (512) 457-9994

10 rooms have been blocked at Homestead Studio Suites at $69/night.  Please reference, Middle East Language Teacher's Workshop” when making reservation.  Make sure you identify what dates you will be staying.  The latest rooms can be confirmed under this room block is July 1, 2011.

507 S. First St.
Austin, TX  78704
Phone: (512) 476-1818


Transportation between lodging and campus:

Shuttle services will be arranged from the hotels to campus in the morning, and from campus back to hotel in the evenings.  Departure times will be posted in the hotel lobbies and at the workshop sites.  Public bus transportation is available between campus and the hotel locations.

Please be aware that, while both room blocks include parking at the hotels, arrangements are not being made for workshop participants to park on or near campus.  Parking in the University garages is $12 for stays up to 12 hours.


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    The University of Texas at Austin
    204 W 21st Street Stop F9400
    Calhoun Hall (CAL) 528
    Austin, TX 78712
    +1-512-471-3881