Prepare for Your Departure

Step 5

Preparing for your departure is the final step to Your Five Steps to U.S. Study guidelines. It includes events that provide students accepted to U.S. colleges and universities with key information that will help them acclimate to their new environment. Key components to this final step include:

  • Booking travel
  • Pre-departure Orientation (PDO) at your EducationUSA center (Islamabad, Lahore or Karachi)
  • Gathering pre-departure materials and documents for arrival
  • Reporting to your school and attending orientations

Don't forget to check your institution's website for information on housing options, local transportation, health insurance, average temperatures, and what to pack. Also, consider attending the PDO at your nearest EducationUSA center for a chance to meet alumni and learn about educational experiences across U.S. colleges and universities.


How can EducationUSA Advisers in Pakistan help you prepare for your departure?

EducationUSA advising centers organize pre-departure orientations for students getting ready to depart for the United States. EducationUSA 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. Contact your closest EducationUSA advising center (Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi) to attend a pre-departure orientation.

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