|H O M E|
|Preparing for the US|
|Before you leave|
|Packing your Bags|
|Traveling to the US|
|Arriving at NC State|
|Living at NC State|
"To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another." - Benjamin Jowett
This page was created to help Indian students coming to NC State University with information on a range of questions that we ourselves had as incoming students. Please edit with care and only if you feel you can improve on the existing information. Before editing, consider using the Discussion Board to discuss points of view.
There's a lot you need to do when you plan to travel to the US to study. This section deals with some of the important things you need to take care of.
Right before you leave, make sure that you have done all these things. It will save you a lot of problems later.
Packing your bags and weighing them may be one of the most stressful things you do. Here are some tips about what you should and should not carry with you.
You're good to go ! While traveling make sure you follow our tips for a safe hassle-free journey.
Welcome to the friendly city of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA ! Forget how you think you should pronounce the city name, it's pronounced as Rah-Lee by locals, so you had better get used to it! Always in the top ten list of the most livable cities in the US, Raleigh enjoys relatively good weather, affordable housing and plenty of outdoor opportunities - the best city you never knew!
You will arrive at Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU) - this airport serves the tri-city area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. The airport is not very far away from Campus. If you inform Maitri well in advance, they will arrange to pick you up.
- Airport Pickup and Temporary Accomodation
- Opening a Bank Account
- Looking for your own accomodation
- Visit the Office of International Students (OIS) and check-in
- Visit your college and check-in
Come join the pack ! Living at NC State is fun !
- US Survival Tips
- Roommates Agreement
- Cell Phones
Money issues - always sobering. Read here to how best to deal with the money situation.
- Money to bring
- General Expenses
- Financial Aid
- Part-Time Jobs on Campus
- Credit History & Credit Cards
- Job Search
- Applications and Pre-Interview
- The Interview
- Post Interview
- Dealing with Rejection
- Finding and Negotiating your Salary
- Accepting an Offer