A Complete Guide For Students Moving To The United States Of America

    Updated on: 11 Sep 2023 8 min read

    Relocating from one place to another is always a cumbersome task for all of us. When it comes to moving to a new country, then it’s altogether a different ball game. Moving to a new country for higher education opens a new avenue to learn new things academically and a new way to see life. Students witness a culture shock when they first move to the US, and it’s pretty apparent to feel different after going to a new country. Not only the nationality but also the type of people, their culture, their etiquettes, their dressing, their food everything changes in a matter of a few hours of flight. So, it’s better to know a couple of things beforehand to minimize the extent of cultural shock.

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    Keep All the Documents Handy 

    Once a student moves to the US, they must have all the important documents with them. One should start keeping all the important documents in a separate folder at least a month before departing to the US. Since sending documents from India will take around a week’s time, it is advised to take all the documents with themselves at the time of leaving India. In the initial days, one might have the use of important documents. This is not an exhaustive list of documents. The list of documents might change depending on the university where the student is planning to study and also on the city where they will be living.

    Important documents that a student must carry:

    • The photocopy of a student visa, at least two copies. 
    • Along with the passport, at least five copies of it. 
    • Original degree certificate, and at least five copies of it. 
    • Original transcript, and at least five copies of it. 
    • Attested copies of the documents mentioned above. 
    • Immunisation form. 
    • SEVIS fee receipt (at least two copies)
    • English Proficiency Test Report, at least two photocopies. 
    • Recommendation letter. 
    • At least two photocopies of air tickets. 

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    These are some tips and points that a student must keep in mind before sitting on the flight to the US. One must keep in mind that their ultimate goal is to study and build a future for themselves, and sticking to that goal is the best thing that a student can do in the US. 

Written by Yogender Panchal

Yogender is a tech enthusiast with specialization in digital marketing. He is currently working at Gyandhan a leading company which provides Education Loan who are studying Abroad. Playing Volleyball, driving a car, traveling, researching new online marketing trends are some of his interest areas that keeps his rejuvenated.

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