EducationUSA’s Pre-departure Orientation for students admitted to U.S. universities for academic year 2015-16

EducationUSA Center at the United States – India Educational Foundation invites students joining U.S. universities in the academic year 2015-16 to a pre-departure orientation on Friday July 10, 2015, 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chennai.

The event will have interactive sessions on a range of topics covering travel planning, F1 visa rules as an international student in the U.S., adjusting to social and cultural life, and academic environment in the U.S. The speakers will include representatives from  U.S. Consulate, Chennai, academics from U.S. universities and also alumni of U.S. universities.

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 United States. Participation in the orientation will prepare the Indian students for the academic rigour, to cope with the cultural adjustments and to manage an independent life style in the United States. This will also provide them an opportunity to meet other students travelling to various universities in the U.S. and create a network of contacts.

Participation in the event is only through prior registration on For more details, students can contact Alternatively, please call 044-28574134, or connect through

About EducationUSA

EducationUSA is a global network of advising centers in 170 countries that is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). In India, EducationUSA centers at the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) actively promote U.S. higher education by providing information about educational institutions in the U.S. and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access the 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 United States.

About United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

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