2 - 4 months prior to U.S.study:

EducationUSA Advisers and students who have returned from the United States provide information and resources that will help prepare you for new experiences and skills to adjust to new challenges. Topics discussed include cultural differences, motivation, changes from your home environment, academic systems and expectations, housing, and coping in a new cultural setting.

Attend Pre-departure Orientation

Pre-departure orientations are offered by EducationUSA Advising Centers to students making final preparations to depart for their studies in the United States.

In planning your move to the United States, you may want to ask for assistance from an EducationUSA Advising Center in your home country and from the international student adviser at your chosen U.S. college or university.

In 2010/11, the number of international students in the U.S. increased to a record high of 723,277 students, a 32% increase since 2000/01. In addition, the most recent report produced by NAFSA: The Association of International Educators estimates that international students studying in the United States in 2010-11 received a total of $7.7 billion in financial assistance.


EdUSA Connects Session Pre-Departure Orientation

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The Journey of a Lifetime!

Studying in the United States is a memorable and rewarding experiencecongratulations on taking this exciting step towards your future!

"Find out about airline and immigration policies and procedures so you do not panic if something strange happensluggage, passports, what you can and what you cannot bring. Its always better to know everything beforehand."


- Computer Science student from Brazil