Fort Lauderdale Travel Information
AAIE Summer Institutes Travel Information
25 - 28 June 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Southeast Florida - USA
Local time: Fort Lauderdale/Miami is located in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone, which is UTC/ GMT-5
Local currency: US Dollar. For up to date currency exchange rates, check. ATM bank machines (including are widely available. There is a Currency exchange in the Airports and the Galleria Mall (behind the hotel) Current Currency Exchange
Local weather: South Florida Weather
Local language: The language is English; Spanish is widely spoken and as very international cities,in both Fort Lauderdale and Miami you will hear and converse in a variety of world languages.
Local News: Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale) Miami Herald (Miami Area)
Local Sim Card for your phone - While pre-paid cards are not as easy to find in the USA, T-Mobile offers a GSM card for foreign visitors for 3 weeks of unlimited data, texts and calls. There is a T-Mobile in the Galleria Mall behind the hotel.
Airports and Transportation
Local Airports and Transportation: Two Major Airports are close to the Hotel and Institute. Both have many international flights direct or with connections. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the most convenient airport with less traffic woes and the location to the hotel and Institute sites.
Miami International Airport (MIA) is about 45-60 Minutes (traffic dependent) from the Sonesta (hotel) and similar to the Nova Southeastern University Campus (Institute Site). How to get your UBER or LYFT
Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is about 20 minutes to the Sonesta (hotel) and and similar to the Nova Southeastern University Campus (Institute Site). How to get your UBER or LYFT
Transportation From Airports to Hotel
Taxi: Available outside each airport. This is the most expensive option. Typical fare from FLL would be around $30 to about $70 from MIA.
Uber/Lyft: both are typically half the cost of other forms of transportation. You will need to download the app before you leave and use free wifi at the airport.
Other: Public transportation is limited but possible. The typical trip time for the trip is about 1 hour from FLL and 1.5 hours from MIA with one change of bus. Typical fee is $2.50
Institute Transportation: Private transportation from the Sonesta Hotel to the NSU campus will be provided on event days, with more information sent to participants a few weeks before the event.
Address of Sonesta and AAIE/NSU Institutes
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 33304
1.800.SONESTA (766.3782) or 954.315.1460
AAIE- Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA 33314