We encourage you to attend an EducationUSA pre-departure session. It is not mandatory for incoming international students, but we feel these sessions are very valuable to incoming international students and parents. EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department’s network of more than 400 advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States. We have excellent relationships formed with EducationUSA officers throughout the world. Please visit https://educationusa.state.gov for more information about pre-departure sessions.