EducationUSA’s Pre-Departure Orientation for students admitted to U.S. universities for academic year 2014-15

EducationUSA Center at the United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF) invites students admitted to U.S. universities for the 2014-15  academic year to participate in a pre-departure orientation Thursday June 26, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004.

The event will include interactive sessions on topics including travel planning, adjusting to life in the U.S., F-1 visa rules as an international student in the U.S., and social and academic culture in the U.S. The speakers will include Vice Consul from the U.S. Consulate, Chennai, representatives from U.S. universities and also current U.S. university students and alumni of U.S. universities who have made a similar journeys as Indian students to the U.S.

The pre-departure orientation is designed to ease the entry of Indian students into American culture and enable them to make the most of their student life in the U.S. Participation in the orientation will prepare Indian students for academic rigor,  coping with cultural adjustments and managing an independent life style in the U.S. This orientation will also provide them the opportunity to meet other students travelling to various U.S. universities and create a network of contacts.

Prior registration is required to participate in this event. For more details or to register, please email: Alternatively, call 044-28574134, or connect through or


EducationUSA is a global network of advising centers in 170 countries supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). In India, EducationUSA centers are co-located with USIEF and actively promote U.S. higher education by providing information about U.S. educational institutions and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access academic opportunities. EducationUSA Centers reach prospective student audiences through education fairs and outreach events at schools, universities, and other public venues. Extending outreach beyond personal interaction, the EducationUSA network reaches millions of students through websites, webinars, and social media platforms to provide accurate, comprehensive and current information about studying in the U.S.

United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

USIEF was established in 1950 under a bilateral agreement on educational exchange between India and the U.S. In addition to hosting EducationUSA, USIEF promotes mutual understanding between Indians and Americans through educational exchanges of outstanding scholars, professionals, and students under the umbrella of Fulbright, Fulbright-Nehru and other prestigious grants & scholarships.

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