1. A brilliant score in       GRE ,       TOEFL /       IELTS means a brilliant future. Most of you already know that your GRE Test Scores will fetch you not only a good university but also scholarships that will help you navigate through your student life in the US Smoothly.


2. Along with good test scores you are also supposed to articulate your candidature in the form of an effective (very effective rather) SOP or an ESSAY. An       SOP /ESSAY helps portray your CGPA and other academic credentials in a strategic and powerful way.

This is mandatory to a successful admission process.


 3. Pursing education in the US is also a matter of prudent financial planning. At Visu we facilitate your dreams of landing in a very good university in the US not only by offering world class training for GRE but also providing you with SOP / ESSAY, financial planning services and other allied services.
4. As a token of appreciation for students’ continual support Visu is offering Cash Back Incentives to the students who score above 300 in GRE. This incentive is applicable to all the students who registered for GRE training at Visu. We sincerely wish that many of our students avail this wonderful opportunity.

Our relation with the student community has been immensely commendable so far and will continue being so. Visu produced a record number of students who successfully pursued their education in the US. We are peerless in the industry.

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An SOP should demonstrate the applicant’s preparedness for the desired academic programme. Photo: V.V. Krishnan
Eight Ps that make a statement of purpose special.
Students who want to pursue higher studies abroad in the next academic session will soon be busy applying for colleges and universities of their choice to secure admission. A number of students who decide to study overseas approach me with requests to get their statements of purpose (SOPs) edited, to offer them tips on how to write a good SOP, and, sometimes, to ghostwrite their SOPs. I say ‘yes’ to the first two categories of requests but a firm ‘no’ to the third category as it is unethical to write an SOP for another person.

When such students approach me, even before looking at their SOPs or offering them any tips, I ask them a few questions such as: Why do you have to write an SOP? Why have you chosen a particular country? Why have you chosen a specific university? In which field do you want to specialise in? Why have you chosen it? When did you develop your interest in it? How passionate are you about the field you are going to specialise in? What is your career goal? After the informal interview, I tell the applicant to write in a coherent manner whatever they shared with me during the interview. I also tell them that their SOP should be between 500 and 700 words. The informal interview breaks the ice and prepares the applicant to write it well.

What is a statement of purpose? It is an application essay a student applying for a graduate programme at a foreign university is required to write in order to be admitted to the programme. This important document is also called ‘personal statement’ in the U.K. Though it is not common in most institutions of higher education in India to require students to submit an SOP, it may be required to attend a personal interview to secure admission.

Why do universities ask for an SOP? Applicants are required to prepare and submit it along with other forms while applying. It helps colleges and universities to test whether the applicants are really interested in the programme that they have applied for, whether they are capable of pursuing the programme and completing it successfully and whether they will be able to contribute significantly to the institute.

Just like a good job application letter helps candidates project themselves successfully in the job market, a good SOP helps applicants to highlight their strengths during admission. There are over a hundred different products in the market but consumers choose a particular product because they think it is better than others for various reasons. Similarly, a good SOP stands out and attracts the admissions committee which wades through hundreds of applications. The 8 Ps that make an SOP special are personal touch, purpose, passion, preparedness, potential, planning, plain English and positivity.

Personal touch is the quality of being personal. An SOP is rightly called a personal statement because it is a statement prepared by the applicants to give an indication to the admissions committee what type of a person they are and to express their suitability for a particular programme that they wish to apply. An SOP, being a personal account of the applicant’s academic performances and wishes, reveals the applicant’s attitude.

If the statement is ghostwritten by someone, the candidate’s personal touch may not be reflected in the application essay. This is why it is considered unethical on the part of the applicant to ask someone to prepare the document. The personal document can be given to someone for editing.

Purpose is the keyword in the statement of purpose. The applicants should state why they wish to specialise in a specific field, why they have chosen a particular university/college, what their career goal is and so on. The applicants should demonstrate their clarity of thought and clarity of expression in the personal statement.

Passion is an important characteristic of a great SOP. The applicants should show their aptitude for the academic programme they have chosen. Only those who have a passion for something can excel in it, and, therefore, it is important to express it in an interesting and convincing manner.

In the extract of an SOP below, an applicant explains how passionate he is about in the field he has chosen:

“Ever since I started watching Fast and Furious movie series, I developed an interest in automobiles. I decided to opt for the mechanical engineering branch even when I was a pre-university student. I developed my interest in automotive engineering after I joined the college in many different ways…”

Potential is one’s capacity to excel in something. The applicants should state clearly whether they have the potential to pursue the programme they have chosen, in a successful manner. The applicants should list some of their achievements that will make their SOP stand out. In the extract of an SOP below, an applicant highlights one of his achievements.

“During my third-year undergraduate programme, I was involved in a project “SAE BAJA 2015” organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers, India. This project involved a complete fabrication of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Our team cleared the virtual round by making innovative designs as per the rules framed by SAE. Then we started the fabrication process that is followed by many automobile manufacturers. It was a great experience for me as I was involved in the complete fabrication process. It enhanced my passion for manufacturing technology…”

Preparedness is the state of being ready to take off. It is not sufficient to have passion alone. Willingness to translate passion into action is important. Preparedness indicates how the applicants sustained their passion for the field they intend to specialise in. The applicants should demonstrate their preparedness for the academic programme by listing what they have done and how they have prepared.

Planning is the process of making plans for achieving something. The applicants should mention briefly why they have chosen a particular university. Recently, an applicant asked me whether she should mention in her SOP that she contacted a professor in the university she is planning to apply for admission and enquired about her field, research facilities and so on.

Yes, it is good to mention whether the applicant visited the website of the university and went through the profiles of the professors of a department to contact them and know more about the programme, research opportunities and so on.

Plain English is characterised by easy-to-understand language, clarity, brevity and avoidance of flowery words and phrases. The language should be simple, direct and free from clichés. Some applicants think they should use pompous words and phrases to show that their English is good. No. Use of flowery language in an SOP will have a negative rather than positive impact on those who go through it.

Positivity is the sign of showing hope and being optimistic. It is important to end an SOP with a positive note as in the example below:

“I feel that TU Dortmund’s Faculty of Mechanical Engineering with its rich blend of competent faculty, intense curriculum and the cherished history of success, would be an ideal place to shape my career.”

A great SOP speaks to the members of the admissions committee and makes them smile and say, “Here is the guy I am looking for.”

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/features/education/college-and-university/how-to-write-a-successful-sop/article8085658.ece
24 month OPT STEM OPT Extension rule is progress

As most of your know US Court invalidated the 17 month OPT extension. Good News is that DHS started new rule making process which would extend the OPT up to 24 months instead of earlier rule of 17 months, making the total OPT period a student can use to 36 months (12+24).

Here is the summary of OPT extension rule making by DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its F-1 non-immigrant student visa regulations on optional practical training (OPT) for certain students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from U.S. institutions of higher education.

Specifically, the proposal would allow such F-1 STEM students who have elected to pursue 12 months of OPT in the United States to extend the OPT period by 24 months (STEM OPT extension). 

This 24-month extension would effectively replace the 17-month STEM OPT extension currently available to certain STEM students. The rule also improves and increases oversight over STEM OPT extensions by, among other things, requiring the implementation of formal mentoring and training plans by employers, adding wage and other protections for STEM OPT students and U.S. workers, and allowing extensions only to students with degrees from accredited schools



Here is the series of events happened to OPT STEM rule.

OPT Extension Beyond 29 month (12+17) is announced in November 2014




The new rule-making is a big relief to the students impacted by the cancellation of 17-month OPT extension. The new rule is expected to be implemented by Feb 12th 2016, which would put back OPT students to work after the date.

Visit the Full rule making process text here: 

Key points of the 24-month OPT Rule and changes from 17 month rule

Students currently on 17-month extensions would be able to apply for the balance of the 24-month extension, depending on how much time remained in their current 17-month extension and the effective date of a final regulation.

Cap-Gap extension are still possible with 24 months OPT extension rule.

  • Employer Site Visits by DHS are possible with the new rule. Means DHS officials or FBI may visit your employer location to check if they are compliant with OPT program rules.
  • Student can be unemployed for 90 days on Initial OPT, and 60 extra days for the ones received 24 month extension.
  • OPT Extension is available for the schools accredited by Department of Education.
  • Students who have used this program may be eligible for another 24 months if they receive a higher degree. For example if a MS student uses the OPT program, subsequently if he receive a Phd, he is now eligible for another 24 months of OPT extension based on his Phd degree.


Everyone always says, “Follow your dreams!” But not everyone does it. Life interjects, bills pile up, and sometimes we have to do jobs we don’t want to do just to make it through the day. These are the words from few popular figures.

"Don't you find it odd," she continued, "that when you're a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you're older, somehow they act offended if you even try."
― Ethan Hawke

"People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don't EVER stop!"
― Steve Maraboli

"Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life."
― Ray Bradbury

"If you can’t believe in miracles, then believe in yourself. When you want something bad enough, let that drive push you to make it happen. Sometimes you’ll run into brick walls that are put there to test you. Find a way around them and stay focused on your dream. Where there’s a will, there’s a way."
― Isabel Lopez

"I have not always chosen the safest path. I've made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I've learned something important along the way: I've learned to heed the call of my heart. I've learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I've learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted."
― Steve Goodier

"We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses; but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams."
― Steve Maraboli

"So many people will tell you "no", and you need to find something you believe in so hard that you just smile and tell them ”watch me”. Learn to take rejection as motivation to prove people wrong. Be unstoppable. Refuse to give up, no matter what. It’s the best skill you can ever learn."
― Charlotte Eriksson


"You can get what you want or you can just get old."
― Billy Joel

However, there are a number of reasons to follow your dreams, to break the trend, and to live the life you’ve always wanted. Here they are below:

1. They make life worth living.

Your dreams are what can get you through even the worst days. If you are struggling, your dreams are your reason to keep going. They are why you wake up in the morning and try again. They are what makes your entire life worth living. Without our dreams, we are nothing.

2. You’ll meet other dream seekers.

When you are motivated and excited about pursuing your dreams, you’ll attract other people who have the same values and interests. The more you surround yourself with high achievers, the further you’ll go. Then, when times get tough, and it’s hard to keep going, your friends will motivate you to continue achieving.

3. You can be an inspiration to others.

If you decide to go and follow your dreams, you will give hope to others who want to do the same. You can serve as their example and their reason why they should give it a try. You can help them, coach them, and encourage them to keep going.

4. You can provide for your family.

When you are this motivated, it’s very hard to fail. If you are very set on your dreams, and you make sure that you can make an income along the way, you’ll be able to provide for your family. Some dreams take longer than others to achieve, but that’s what makes the end goal so worth it.

5. Working in a job you hate makes the days go slowly.

Why should you work in a job you hate? You’ll count the clock, you won’t do as well, and you’ll dread waking up in the morning. Instead, pursue your dreams! Get excited about your day, and enjoy the process of doing what you love.

6. Because no one is going to follow them for you.

Let’s face it: no one else is going to pursue your dreams for you. Everyone has their own dreams and their own goals for what they want to achieve in life. If you don’t go for it, no one else will.

7. So that you can finally be happy.

Life without dreams is depressing. Search far and wide for yours, and make a promise to yourself that you will start pursuing them. Once you get on the path towards your goal, you will notice a distinct change in how you feel.

8. To prove them wrong.

All of us have been around people who told us our dreams weren’t possible. Let that add fuel to your fire. Think about all the people who said it would never happen, and go out and prove them wrong.

9. It will make your parents proud.

Sometimes parents don’t always understand our dreams or they try to sway us towards a particular one. However, if you are adamant about your dreams, and you work hard to achieve them, your parents have no reason not to be proud of you.

10. It will make YOU proud.

Even better than making your parents proud, you will be proud of yourself! Your confidence will rise, and you’ll enjoy the excitement and the adrenaline that comes with doing something you’ve always wanted to do.

11. You only live once.

Life is short. Our days are numbered, so why spend them doing something we don’t love? It’s time to make a decision to go for it.

I’m in! Are you?
"It is possible, you can always achieve your dreams no matter what", to be able to get out of bed and do what you love for the rest of the day is beyond words.

Instead of realizing their dreams, too many people never get started, too busy, instead listing all the reasons why they cannot achieve their dreams.


Things like:

1.    I do not have enough money.
2.    I’m not talented.
3.    I do not have enough knowledge.
4.    I do not have enough experience.
5.    I have failed many times in the past.
6.    I’m not lucky.
7.    Who I am to dream of making such an impact.
8.    …and so on.

They defeat themselves before they even get started!

This is not what you deserve.

Vision is the spectacular that inspires us to carry out the mundane.” Chris Widener .Can achievement be broken down into steps? Well, it isn’t always that clean and easy, but I do know that those who achieve great things usually go through much of the same process, with many of the items listed below as part of that process. So if you have been struggling with achievement, look through the following and internalize the thoughts presented. Then begin to apply them. You will be on the road to achieving your dream!

1. Dream it - 

Everything begins in the heart and mind. Every great achievement began in the mind of one person. They dared to dream, to believe that it was possible. Take some time to allow yourself to ask “What if?” Think big. Don’t let negative thinking discourage you. You want to be a “dreamer.” Dream of the possibilities for yourself, your family, and for others. If you had a dream that you let grow cold, re-ignite the dream! Fan the flames. Life is to short to let it go. (Also, check out my article “Dare to Dream Again,” Which has been read by close to a million people in the last 4 months alone. You can see it at the website.)

2. Believe it – 

Yes, your dream needs to be big. It needs to be something that is seemingly beyond your capabilities. But it also must be believable. You must be able to say that if certain things take place, if others help, if you work hard enough, though it is a big dream, it can still be done. Good example: A person with no college education can dream that he will build a 50 million-dollar a year company. That is big, but believable. Bad example: That a 90 year-old woman with arthritis will someday run a marathon in under 3 hours. It is big alright, but also impossible. She should instead focus on building a 50 million-dollar a year business! And she better get a move on!

3. See it - 

The great achievers have a habit. They “see” things. They picture themselves walking around their CEO office in their new 25 million-dollar corporate headquarters, even while they are sitting on a folding chair in their garage “headquarters.” Great free-throw shooters in the NBA picture the ball going through the basket. PGA golfers picture the ball going straight down the fairway. World-class speakers picture themselves speaking with energy and emotion. All of this grooms the mind to control the body to carry out the dream.

4. Tell it - 

One reason many dreams never go anywhere is because the dreamer keeps it all to himself. It is a quiet dream that only lives inside of his mind. The one who wants to achieve their dream must tell that dream to many people. One reason: As we continually say it, we begin to believe it more and more. If we are talking about it then it must be possible. Another reason: It holds us accountable. When we have told others, it spurs us on to actually do it so we don’t look foolish.

5. Plan it - 

Every dream must take the form of a plan. The old saying that you “get what you plan for” is so true. Your dream won’t just happen. You need to sit down, on a regular basis, and plan out your strategy for achieving the dream. Think through all of the details. Break the whole plan down into small, workable parts. Then set a time frame for accomplishing each task on your “dream plan.”

6. Work it - 

Boy, wouldn’t life be grand if we could quit before this one! Unfortunately the successful are usually the hardest workers. While the rest of the world is sitting on their couch watching re-runs of Gilligan’s Island, achievers are working on their goal – achieving their dream. I have an equation that I work with: Your short-term tasks, multiplied by time, equal your long-term accomplishments. If you work on it each day, eventually you will achieve your dream. War and Peace was written, in longhand, page by page.

7. Enjoy it – 

When you have reached your goal and you are living your dream, be sure to enjoy it. In fact, enjoy the trip too. Give yourself some rewards along the way. Give yourself a huge reward when you get there. Help others enjoy it. Be gracious and generous. Use your dream to better others. Then go back to number 1. And dream a little bigger this time!
 All human beings are born with gifts and talents that are unique to them. All of us have something that we can share with the world that would give us all of the success we desire.

What minimizes our greatness is not having the appropriate Mindset to accomplish what we want to do.

It is the Mindset that determines your thinking and your thinking determines the actions that you take. The actions you take unlock your true Greatness.

Do you ever wonder why some very smart people don’t live up to their potential? Maybe you yourself need to unlock your potential? It may come down to  mindset or mental attitude, which can be more important for success than IQ.

Mindset is “an established set of attitudes held by someone,” says the Oxford American Dictionary. It turns out, however, that a set of attitudes needn’t be so set, according to Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford.

Dweck proposes in Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, (2006) that everyone has either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.
  • A fixed mindset is one in which you view your talents and abilities as… well, fixed. In other words, you are who you are, your intelligence and talents are fixed, and your fate is to go through life avoiding challenge and failure.
  • A growth mindset, on the other hand, is one in which you see yourself as fluid, a work in progress. Your fate is one of growth and opportunity.
Which mindset do you possess? Dweck, an expert in motivation and personality psychology , has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not just a minor personality quirk. It creates our whole mental worldview and determines whether we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals and attitudes toward work and relationships, and it ultimately predicts whether we fulfill our potential.

Dweck provides a checklist to assess yourself and shows how a particular mindset can affect all areas of your life, from business to sports and love.

TEST YOUR MINDSET

Which mindset do you have about your own intelligence?

1.    Your intelligence is something very basic that cannot change much.
2.    You can learn new things, but you can’t really change how intelligent you are.
3.    No matter how intelligent you are, you can always improve.
4.    You can substantially change how intelligent you are.

Statements 1 and 2 reflect closed-mindset thinking.

Statements 3 and 4 indicate an open mindset.

Where do you fall on the spectrum? You can fall somewhere in the middle, but most people lean in one direction.

Don’t get disappointed, mindsets are not set: at any time, you can learn to use a growth mindset to achieve success and happiness.
It never hurts to make time for a little GRE Reading Comprehension practice. In this two-part blog series, we’ll provide you with a GRE passage and then walk you through it step-by-step, highlighting answers and explanations at each stage.

Reading Comprehension practice exercise

First, let’s break down a sample passage before moving on to a few practice questions:

Although Shirley Jackson is perhaps best known for her macabre short stories and novels, she was, in fact, a master of several genres and a prolific and varied writer, composing essays, autobiographies, and magazine articles as well as fiction. While Jackson had a vast literary repertoire, however, she tended to use the same types of fictional elements in her stories.

For example, like Flannery O’Connor, another writer renowned for her dissection of genteel society, Jackson often paired hyper-realistic settings with surreal plots to expose the dark underside of Middle America. Many of her stories took place within structured societal confines, such as neighborhoods or even entire towns, and featured large casts of archetypal characters–usually including gossips, shrews, and other unsavory types who insisted on conformity to the community’s self-imposed rules, with fearful consequences. Her most famous story, “The Lottery”–in which a “normal” American village gathers for its yearly ritual, the stoning of one of its residents–is perhaps a classic Jackson tale in this sense. The ceremony, which seems bizarre and cruel to most readers, is treated by Jackson as if it were the most natural thing in the world, which causes the reader to call into question his or her own participation in society’s rituals.Passage analysis questions.

Passage analysis questions

Passage analysis questions

Effective Reading Comprehension practice is about learning how to look for the right elements in the GRE passage. Try answering the following analysis questions:
  1.     What is the TOPIC (main idea) of this passage?
  2.     What is the SCOPE (specific focus) of this passage?
  3.     What is the PURPOSE of this passage? (What is the author trying to do with this passage?  Describe/explain, argue, advocate, etc…)
  4.     What notes would you jot down on your scratch paper to paraphrase each paragraph?

Answer here in the comments, and we’ll post another blog entry with the full explanation next week. Happy practicing!

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Source: http://www.kaptest.com/blog/grad-school-insider/2015/10/09/gre-reading-comprehension-practice-passage-analysis/
It never hurts to make time for a little GRE Reading Comprehension practice. In this two-part blog series, we’ll provide you with a GRE passage and then walk you through it step-by-step, highlighting answers and explanations at each stage - See more at: http://www.kaptest.com/blog/grad-school-insider/2015/10/09/gre-reading-comprehension-practice-passage-analysis/#sthash.poWmVjvv.dpuf
Scheduling GRE test is very crucial factor for the students those are intended to pursue studies in the abroad. It is always a wise step to follow some ideal factors here to decide on your GRE test schedule:

Guidelines for when to take your GRE exam

What are the techniques to learn GRE words ??
  1. Deadlines of Applications:

    Your chosen universities and college application deadlines will be dictating factor here to a certain extent to decide on the GRE test date or schedule. It is imperative for you to attach your test scores with the applications. So, plan your GRE test date in a way you can receive the test score to add up with the applications.

  2. Processing Time of Test:

    Writing test is currently part of your test taking procedure, which is making results serving procedure little delayed unlike earlier. Quantitative and verbal sections evaluation for scoring will take a certain time. Now, it is taking approximately 15 days from the date of test to declare the GRE score. These score reports will be sent out to your mentioned universities by that time. So, synchronize and plan your application deadlines and score receiving dates perfectly well and suitable for your admission success needs.

  3. Score Achieving Confidence:

    It is another important aspect that requires close attention of yours while scheduling your GRE test date. If you’re confident about taking test and securing better scores, then you can plan it within tight schedules. Otherwise, it is wise to take your test little early in a way you can appear for the test once again, when the scores are not up to the expectations. It is allowed to retake the test with a gap of 21 days and it is considered up to 5 times in row for a year.

  4. Why 1 out of 4 take GRE test more than once..
  5. College Course Work Conflicts:

    It is very commonly happens for many students to take GRE test while pursuing their college too. In fact, it is not wise here to bring conflict to your regular course works through considering GRE by that time. Also, sometimes such things can add up well to your GRE test studying too. You should plan this according to your convenience and based on the course work taken up. Make it sure that there will be no conflict to any of the study.

  6. Popular Time:

    It is very often suggested as best time to take GRE test is during the months of October, November and December. Very commonly, many students tend to take this test during fall or late fall to accommodate well with their applications deadline. During this period, you will find it hard and tedious to get a slot to take the test. So, plan during mentioned months while the slots are easily available and you can take test with no pressure.
While preparing GRE, vocabulary study is very often complained as tough by many students. Here, following some tricks and techniques can turn this vocabulary study easy for all. Some of those tricks and techniques are:

Techniques for learning GRE words/terms

  1. Music and songs are very good at connecting well with our mind. It is a better technique to replace your learning new words into your favorite songs and this will help as better memorizing and better understanding of that new word in a way you will never forget it.

  2. Hearing is another better technique in this context. You can try this through searching that word in YouTube videos. These videos with that word will enhance its contextual value for you and these videos hearing with that word will keep it in memory intact for you.

  3. How to apply university admission with Low GRE Score ??.

  4. Flashcards at the gym will be another interesting trick to create wonders with your vocabulary study. The way you repeat each exercise for the perfection at the gym, add it with your learning words repetition too. While body is moving well through exercises keeps your brain more active. So, vocabulary reading added with exercise will enhance your command on that word at the same time keeping it well in your memory too.

  5. Using Google image search is another bet technique here to imprint a new word permanently within your memory lane. When you search a new word on Google through image search will result into many graphical representations. This graphical representation will always be successful to imprint a new word and its contextual meaning permanent over the brain.

  6. Writing is nowadays very much neglected or ignored by many of us. But, it is a best practice to remember a new word. Try to frame a sentence on each and every new word learned in the vocabulary study. This sentence framed by you on own will result into perfect memory for you on that new word.
There are definitely so many other similar ways you can invent and practice in your daily routine to learn GRE words perfectly well.
Education in the USA is always a dream and coveted endeavor for many of the students in the India. Decision to study in the USA is definitely a major one and perfect planning should be made part of your approach for this purpose. Your destination country for the studies is definitely not a dangerous country, but being well prepared in advance with some of the valuable tips can translate your academic experience into rewarding. Some of those safety tips for studying the USA are: 

Safety measures for students who study in US

Traveling:

It is always imperative and wise to be alert and observant while moving around in this new place. Your observations of surroundings will give you a sense of awareness. Being alert can keep you away from any unwanted situations. 

Security:

Night is always a time for nocturnal people while most among them can result into threat or danger. It is always good to avoid lonely walks during night at this new place. Crime rate is obviously at high during nights at anywhere in the world. It is our responsibility to be safe during nights though campus police are available at every academic institute or university. Some of the campuses are offering escort during night for the international students through campus police too. It is good to use such services or otherwise keep yourself with the company of groups in the nights during walks without fail.

Valuable Things:

Valuable are necessary to keep in safe rather leaving wherever you want. Crime of theft quite rampant and it is not exempted in the academic campuses too. Nowadays, laptops, tablets, smartphones, wallets and many more are very common possessions for the students. So, keep your valuable belongs always under your control and within the safeguarded place without fail. A theft happened is hard to recover.

Shelter:

Housing is another important aspect for the international students to study in USA. You will have varied options for this purpose in the form of campus dormitory, off campus and some more. It is always safe to keep your doors closed and never allow entry for strangers into it. Use window or door peep hole to find out the visitor and communicate with strangers from the inside of the house only.

Personal Details:

Identity theft is nowadays seen all over the world and this is another important aspect that should be given more concern by the international students in the USA. It is imperative to keep your personal information, credit card details and social security details safe and totally away from stealing by someone. Do not fall for any scams those are intended to dupe you in many forms. Here, it is important to learn for every international student in the USA that they themselves are responsible for their safety through avoiding any unwelcoming situation around.