Travel Information

Conference Location

The WISE 2017 conference will be held at the Downtown Marriott in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, located at 425 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC  27101.

Preferred method of transport

To assist with your travel, listed below you will find specific directions to our conference location using different methods of transportation. Please email us any travel related questions at wiseconference@nullwfu.edu.

  • Airplane
    • Winston-Salem is served primarily by the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC. Commercial airlines serving the Piedmont Triad Airport include American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, USAirways and Allegiant Air.
    • Taxis and rental cars are available, and express shuttle service is operated by PART from the PTI Airport to each major city in the Piedmont Triad. The fare for PART is $2.40 for adults and transfers are free. You can visit www.visitwinstonsalem.com or the WFU Visitors’ Center for more information on cabs, limousine services, shuttles and rates.
    • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is about an hour and thirty minutes away. Information on transportation to Winston-Salem from CLT can be found at the airport website.
    • Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) is about a 2-hour drive away. Information on transportation to Winston-Salem from RDU can be found at the airport website.
    • The Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem is available to charter and private aircraft as well as some commuter flights.
  • Personal Vehicle
    • From Washington, D.C. (and points north):
      Take I-95 south to I-85 south, then west on I-40 toward Winston-Salem. Merge right onto Business I-40 / US 421 N and follow it into Winston-Salem. Take Exit 5C (Cherry Street) north toward the Convention Center. Drive about four blocks to 425 North Cherry St.
    • From Atlanta (and points south):
      Take I-77 north to I-40, then take I-40 east toward Winston-Salem. Merge left onto Business I-40 / US 421 S toward Winston-Salem. Take Exit 5C (Cherry Street), bend slight left along High Street for two blocks, then turn left on Cherry St toward the Convention Center. Drive about four blocks to 425 North Cherry St.
    • From Raleigh (and points east):
      Take I-40 west toward Winston-Salem. Merge right onto Business I-40 / US 421 N and follow it into Winston-Salem. Take Exit 5C (Cherry Street) north toward the Convention Center. Drive about four blocks to 425 North Cherry St.
    • From Asheville (and points west):
      Take I-40 east toward Winston-Salem. Merge left onto Business I-40 / US 421 S toward Winston-Salem. Take Exit 5C (Cherry Street), bend slight left along High Street for two blocks, then turn left on Cherry St toward the Convention Center. Drive about four blocks to 425 North Cherry St.
  • Train

    Amtrak provides rail service to Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad through its Carolinian route. For reservations, call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

“The WISE conference is an excellent training opportunity for faculty and onsite directors who want to infuse their study abroad programs with activities and experiences that engage students deeply with culture. Participants leave the conference with strong theory about the importance of intercultural competency and greater knowledge about how to make it happen.” Amanda Kelso, , Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director, Global Education Office for Undergraduates, Duke University | WISE Participant