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10 Things You Need To Know Before Pursing Your Studies In The US

February 2017

College is the perfect time to move out of your comfort zone and meet different kinds of people. While some students dream of pursuing their passions abroad, many wish to Study in the United States. If you're thinking of applying to a College or University in the U.S, you need to know what it is like to be a student there. Depending on where you're from and what the conventions are in your home country, the experience of going to school in the U.S. can be life changing.

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Some of the things students need to know before studying in the United States are:

What are your living options

American Colleges offer a number of different housing options for international students, it can be anywhere from a shared apartment to a dorm on the university campus. However, in order to make the most of your living experience, find a place either near or on campus to make your accommodation an experience in itself.

Deciding on a course

US universities offer flexibility in their courses, enabling you to select your choice of subject from a variety of topics. It is very important that you choose the right course along with the University that you wish to study at. However, before you decide make sure you know what courses best compliment your graduate or undergraduate study

Tuition can be expensive

Students often hear that studying in the U.S. can be expensive, but many don't know how much it would actually cost them to attend one of these schools. Tuition costs can vary depending on the type of school you attend. Moreover, students that go to universities in the U.S can make use of scholarships, loans or find financial assistance to fund their tuition costs.

Orientation Week

Your University will keep you updated on when orientation begins. Attending orientation week is important, because this will give you a chance to meet your tutors, class mates, get acclimated to the school setting and know your way around the campus. Orientation week will be full of social gatherings, this is the time to start getting to know your fellow classmates, and start making new friends for your exciting college years.

What to pack

Before you begin packing for the U.S, confirm your baggage allowance with the airline. Know what kind of climate to expect. Moreover, the clothes that you pack should depend on which part of the United States you will be residing in.

Updated documents

If you are planning on studying in a foreign country, your passport needs to be updated. U.S like many other countries requires a student visa. Be sure that you apply for your visa well in advance of your departure. Make sure you know exactly what you need, make photo copies of both your passport and visa.

Get yourself examined

Before you leave to study in the U.S, visit your doctor and make sure you're in good health. Inform your doctor of the country you will be going to and see if he or she has specific recommendations. It is important that you are up to date with your vaccines. Ensure that you find out if any additional vaccines are recommended for your destination.

Awareness on Social Customs

Familiarize yourself with the kind of people you will meet as well as the local customs before traveling to the U.S. Remember to consider language barriers. Even though you might know the language of the country you are visiting, there could be misunderstandings.

Internship Where you can

Internships are a great way to build your resume and will help you gain invaluable work experience that will prove useful when competing for a job after graduation. Whether you plan on looking for a job in the US, or return to your home country, having US work experience is the biggest advantage you can have after college.

Know the Law

Ensure that you follow the rules of your host country. A minor incident can create trouble if not familiar with the local laws. Remember that while you are in a foreign country, you are subjected to its laws.

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We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding the best suited program for you.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

Also read: Things To Remember When Traveling Abroad For Studies


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