The following information provides useful details and guidance to travel around campus, the city of Dearborn, Michigan, and across the state.

  • Obtaining a license or ID

    Please follow this link for a step-to-step guide to help you get your first Michigan Driver's License

  • On-Campus Transportation

    The school offers on-campus shuttle and parking locations. To learn more about these services follow this link

    Available also are walking and bike paths that connect all areas of campus.

  • Regional Transportation

    Buses operate throughout the city of Dearborn. Below are popular bus services available across the city. 

    Smart Bus: A bus schedule and additional information can be found at the following Smart Bus web site: https://www.smartbus.org/Services/Smart-Basics

    DDOT: A bus schedule and additional information can be found at the following DDOT web site: http://www.detroitmi.gov/ddot

    Other transportation services available include numerous taxi options with popular options Uber and Lyft

  • Interstate Transportation

    There are numerous transportation options to travel across states. Popular transportation services include MegaBusGreyHound, and Amtrak.

    Car rental services are available from many vendors around the Dearborn area. 

  • Automobiles

    Cars are the most convenient form of transportation. However, this mode of transportation requires an ample supply of money to pay for the car, insurance, driver’s license test, car registration, fuel, and repairs. Michigan law requires that every driver obtain a driver’s license by taking both a written and a driving skills test. See the section on “How to Obtain a Driver’s License.”

    Automobile Insurance

    Michigan law requires automobile insurance if you own a vehicle. The automobile owner is financially responsible for damage to property or injury to another person in case of an accident. These are the types of automobile insurance:

    Liability Insurance: The state requires that all car owners have at least liability insurance to protect the owner from liability in the case of injury, death, or damage to others.

    Collision Insurance: Compensates the policyholder in cases of an accident with another car.

    Comprehensive Insurance: Covers losses from vandalism, theft, fire, or other specified hazards.

    Medical Payment Insurance: Pays for medical expenses of the policyholder and passengers injured in an automobile accident, regardless of fault.

    Most companies offer a package policy that includes both property and liability coverage. Most also give you a discount if you purchase more than one kind of insurance with them (i.e., a policy for your car as well as for your home).

    The cost of automobile insurance varies from company to company. Rates depend on a number of factors: the age and type of car, where you live, your age and driving record, how many people use the car, their ages and driving records. The rates can increase if a driver causes an accident or is convicted of certain traffic violations such as speeding. Compare rates and benefits before you decide on a company.

Office of International Affairs

108 -
The Union at Dearborn
Phone: 
313-583-6600
Fax: 
313-583-6725
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