Know about life on US campuses at EducationUSA’s orientation session

Know about life on US campuses at EducationUSA’s orientation session

The EducationUSA Center at the US Consulate General in Chennai invites students joining US universities in the academic year 2019-2020 to a pre-departure orientation on Friday, July 12, 2019, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at IC&SR Auditorium, IIT Madras Campus, Chennai.

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. Interactive sessions will help admitted students plan their travel, follow F1 visa rules for international students, adjust to social life, and take advantage of the rich US academic environment. The speakers include representatives from the US Consulate General in Chennai, US academics, current and former Indian students studying at US. universities.

The orientation will help Indian students manage the academic rigor, cultural adjustments, and independent student lifestyle in the United States. Students will also enjoy networking with other U.S. university-bound students.

Participation in the event is only through prior registration at by July 8, 2019. For more details, students can email: or call 044-28574134.


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.

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.