Predeparture Tips





Best way to Send money from Abroad to India

May 15,17

Want to know about Best way to Send money from USA to India? Tips when you send money from USA to India. Best way to Send money from Abroad to India Most of Indians are sending money to India though transferwise.com these days. Transferwise offers transfers with in 4 hrs. Almost all banks and branches can receive money though Xoom. Best feature of Xoom is you can track transactions. Use this Referral Link to start transferring through …

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How to apply for SSN as International Student

May 15,17

Social Security Number (SSN) is the Unique number given to a US Citizen living in USA, Immigrants and anyone authorized to work in USA (International Students on F1 Visa who have a job, H1B Visa). This article tells you how to apply for SSN /getting SSN Card and the use of Social Security Number (SSN)in USA and some key points about SSN and F1 visa. How to apply for SSN …

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Tips to enroll courses at US universities

May 15,17

In India most of the universities have system of fixed courses each semester, which means subjects will be same for everybody in a particular semester. But coming to US education system, you are free to choose courses. So it is important when/what to choose in course menu. Your department will offer specific courses each semester, you can select from the options. Tips for Course Selection Follow these basic principles of …

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Immunization Requirements for International Students at US Universities

May 15,17

Immunization and Vaccination requirements for International students at US Universities. Tests and Vaccinations required before travelling to USA. Where to get the Immunization certificates? Immunization and Vaccinations for International students US Universities require all students joining the university to provide proof of immunizations against 1)Measles 2) Mumps 3) Rubella 4) Tetanus 5) Diphtheria 6) Pertussis 7) Hepatitis B 8) Meningococcal meningitis 9) Varicella (chicken pox) Usually students need to download …

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Shopping list to travel USA

May 15,17

Clothes and apparel 1. T-shirts (round neck) – 8 2. T-shirts (collared) – 3-4 3. Jeans (stick to blue/black) – 6-7 4. Formal shirts – 3 5. Formal trousers – 2 6. Undergarments – at least 15 pairs (very important) 7. Formal suit – 1 complete set 8. Ties – 2-3 9. Shorts/three-fourths – 5-6 10. Track pants – 2-3 11. Swimming trunks – 1 (if you plan to swim …

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How to Buy Health Insurance in USA?

May 15,17

Health Insurance is the most important thing you need to buy as soon as you reach USA. This articles talks about health insurance costs at US universities, health insurance deductibles, how the insurance system works etc. Health Insurance System in USA Hospital costs and medical bills are very high in USA. For example, In India we pay 50-200 rupees for doctor visit when you have cold or cough. But in …

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Apartment Leasing and Living tips in USA

May 15,17

Most of you are currently in USA and are about to rent an apartment. Here I am giving you some tips before signing apartment lease which would help you to avoid fines when you are vacating the apartment. Apartment Leasing and Living Tips Some tips for leasing an apartment in USA and apartment living. Sign short-term leases Worst thing in USA in renting an apartment is – you need to …

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How to find Best Laptop Deals in USA

May 15,17

Learning to find a laptop with required configuration at best price is our goal in this article. Without going through each and every laptop company website and wasting time, you have popular deals websites that could get you Best laptop deals. These deals websites list excellent laptops deals from almost all manufacturers. Mos of the indian students in USA regularly follow these website. Best laptop deal Websites 1) Deals2Buy Most …

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How to Buy a Cell Phone in USA

May 15,17

This article is especially for Fall 2012 students who want to buy a cell phone. If you don’t have any relatives or friends to help you to buy a cell phone after entering USA, you must read this article to purchase a cell phone. As we see Vodafone, BSNL, Reliance in India, US has four major networks(carriers). 1) AT&T 2) T-Mobile 3) Verizon 4) Sprint Restrictions/Confusions in buying a cell …

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US Visiting visa (B-2) for parents to attend Graduation Ceremony

May 15,17

This article talks about B-2 Visiting visa – US Visiting visa. If you want to get your family members or relatives for your gradwalk, you need to apply for B-2 Visa. To Obtain B-2 Visa, you need to go through same process of Filling DS-160 form, Visa Interview as you did for F1 Visa. This article also lists the documents required to attend B-2 Visa and discuss about requirements for …

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What to Carry while travelling to USA?

May 15,17

What to carry while travelling to USA? List of things to get from India to USA. Documents Required for immigration. About important Things to carry like Phones, Books, Kitchen Items, Food, General Wear. All about things while travelling to USA and to cover initial stay in USA as a student. First of all some common questions and their answers which will solve your major doubts about the things to carry …

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Few Things You Should Know Before Moving to USA

May 15,17

Moving to the US is an important event in your life. Going to a new country is a great experience especially if you are planning to pursue higher education from there. There are many new things that one should know before actually moving there. Many cultural aspects, knowing things about regular transportation, language familiarity, and a little knowledge about the place will make your experience smoother. Make sure that you …

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Money Savings Tips for Students in abroad

May 11,17

100 Money Saving Tips for Students in ABROAD Lets talk about money savings , personal finance for students. If you don’t have work experience before coming to abroad, students usually find it tough to understand finance concepts, credit score, credit history, bank accounts and other finance terms. This  blog post will give an overview about how to handle money how to save money how to avoid credit card traps how …

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FAQ’s on Working in Germany for International Students

May 11,17

Finding a job after graduation Is it easier to find a job with a master’s degree or with a doctoral degree? This depends on the job you are looking for. If you want to work in research, for example in natural sciences, a doctoral degree is recommended. But for both holders of master’s and doctoral degrees there are many job opportunities. Regarding jobs and studies in Germany, is it mandatory …

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Germany dos and don’ts

May 11,17

Are you planning a trip to Germany? Like every country, Germany has its own set of unique customs. Something that you’re used to doing in your country might be considered rude in Germany. Do Shake hands when you’re introduced to someone – it’s impolite not to. Say Prost! (cheers!) before you sip your beer – and look your drinking buddy in the eye when you say it. Feel free to have …

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Germany Survival Tips

May 11,17

First of all, make sure you’ve a glance at this document on Predeparture Tips. Germany Survival Tips #1 Keep the jam/butter u get in the flight.They come in handy in the first few days when u are jetlagged and dnt feel like preparing your food. Don’t run about looking for an aquaguard/water purifier.There aint any.Accept it and fill your botttle/glass from the kitchen basin.U wont get sick.Believe me. Don’t be …

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Predeparture Guide to Germany

May 11,17

Herzlich Willkommen! A brief guide to get you started on your new journey: Pre departure stuff 1. Student Visa: You should apply for a student visa. Please look into the website of respective consulates for application procedure. 2. Accommodation: Start your search for accommodation as early as you can. Ask whether the room is furnished or unfurnished. Ask about the bedding and towels. If possible do not arrive at weekend or late night. If you …

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Travelling to Germany

May 11,17

Hey guys, some of you will be traveling to Germany soon enough and could be anxious about the whole thing. I reached here at Stuttgart night of 28 8 12 and thought could as well recount my experience so that it could help ease some nerves. Skip this post if u are eager to surprise yourself and face the challenges as they come. I was. If you prefer the safety …

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Useful Packing List for Germany

May 11,17

Useful Packing List for Germany. Almost everything needed is mentioned.. Primary list Valid passport with your student visa Air ticket Admission letter from the university All financial documentation you will require to submit to the university or immigration authorities. All original certificates and other important documents Traveller’s cheques and sufficient cash Photos – 20 Copies in different sizes Detailed directions to your university or accommodations Details of contacts (Family friends, Seniors, Personal Friends) …

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Checklist of Items to be Packed

May 11,17

Clothing: Underwear (two week’s worth) Socks (two week’s worth plus a pair or two of wool socks) Undershirts Thermal underwear Long sleeve shirts Short sleeve shirts Sweatshirt/ hoodie (2-3) Sweaters Jeans/ Khakis (2-3 pair) Shorts A belt or two Skirts (for the girls) A set or two of workout clothes Pajamas Swimsuit (for those going to warmer climates) Coat/Jacket ( I recommend at least 2 – one for cold weather, …

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UK Transit Visa not required for Travel by British Airways

May 11,17

TRANSIT WITHOUT VISA (TWOV): A visa national who is going to the UK simply to travel on to another country may enter without a visa if these conditions are met: He arrives and departs by air His onward flight is confirmed and departs within 24 hours He is properly documented for his destination and has a visa if he needs one TWOV is a concession which does not apply to nationals of the countries …

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Things To Do After Student Visa

May 11,17

It is written for US. However, Many of the general things mentioned within this Document is Same and Applicable for Germany and Other European Countries too. AFTER VISA THE FIRST THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO DO ARE:  First and Foremost There are certain things that have to be done in advance, i.e., as soon as get you your visa – much before the flight. • Learn typing • Learn driving …

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Accomodation Guide for Germany

Apr 23,17

This document will guide you through some of the basic steps in finding accommodation in your city / town while your study/work period in Germany. I sincerely request users to update this document with local information. ( Kindly do the same by commenting  this Post  ) POINTERS: Be careful NOT to send money before actually seeing the apartment. Agency-controlled accommodation will be less expensive in terms of montly rent  (Provision will …

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Flights to Germany from India

Apr 23,17

1.)   Aeroflot  :  This is the cheapest one. But it is only from Delhi. It is offering 23kg checked + 23kg checked + 10kg cabin + 1 laptop bag. I would suggest checking their website once before booking from any makemytrip or cleartrip website as they could be charging more than the Airline website. Roughly, it will come out to be 23kg. Link –  http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/en   2.)  British Airways : They have come up again with the …

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