Prepare For Your Departure

Key components to this final step include making your travel arrangements, attending a pre-departure orientation, gathering pre-departure materials and documents for arrival, as well as reporting to your school and attending orientations.

Check your new institution's website for additional pre-departure information that will be more specialized and have information about health insurance, average local temperatures throughout the year, local transportation options, housing, and more.

Videshi Vidya advisers and U.S. alumni provide information and resources that will help you prepare for new experiences and develop 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.