Arriving to Study in the USA Most international airlines service the larger cities in the US, and many domestic airlines link major cities. When traveling throughout the US, overseas students should keep in mind the size of the country. Air travel is becoming increasingly common and can be quite reasonably priced. Although travel by train is not as popular as it once was, it can still be a comfortable way to travel and offers... > [more]
Campus Orientation Schools throughout the US hold orientation sessions at the beginning of each academic year. New students are often required to attend these sessions. When attendance is not mandatory, students should plan to attend anyway, as they offer an excellent opportunity to meet other new students, prepare for classes and become familiar with the campus and its resources.
Orientation programs vary widely... > [more]
Choosing a Place to Live You will require between US$6,000 and $12,000 for annual living expenses; this will cover room and board, books and supplies, transportation and other personal expenses. Living costs in large cities may be higher. Financial assistance for international students is limited.
Many students are unprepared for the responsibilities that come with living on their own. Because of this, several colleges... > [more]
IIE Offices Outside the United States IIE offices outside the United States provide a variety of services, including: advising, testing and training support to students and professionals from the U.S. and around the world.
Many offices assist the Educational Testing Service in offering TOEFL and other U.S. college admissions tests, and a few offices are U.S. Information Service-supported Educational Advising Centers. IIE offices... > [more]
Staying Safe Although most campuses have Campus Police to maintain safety and security, sometimes a crime can occur. There are ways to minimize the risks related to crime by taking precautions:
•Do not walk alone, or take short-cuts especially at night. If you are going alone tell somewhere where you are going.
•Always walk in well-lit areas and if driving park your car in a well lit area.
•Some campuses ... > [more]
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