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AFTER VISA WHAT DO I DO??AFTER VISA THE FIRST THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO DO IS?First and Foremost There are certain things that have to be done in advance, i.e., as soon as getyou your visa - much before the flight.• Learn typing• Learn driving and get the driving license and an International Driving Permit. This usuallytakes 40 days. So its better that you start off early.• Learn to cook.• Apply for a bank loan (if necessary)• Make your passport valid for 6 months more thanyour stay indicated in your I-20.Immunization: Find out the necessary immunizationinfo and get everything done. Generally thereare some vaccines like Hepatitis B, which require 3 doses once each month. So do it early. Thesevaccines are very costly in US and you certainly do not want to start spending money the moment youland in US. Get requisite immunization done (especially MMR)Tickets: Hey man, go and block the ticket first. You need not pay anything while blocking, it’s free!You can pay later (generally 10 days before departure) after your ticket and schedule is confirmed. Blockflights with many airlines.Try and book a direct flight to your place, even if you have to take a local airline it is better
and safer than greyhound, which usually has its stops in the shadiest area of towns. Buy asingle ticket all the way through – add on are very expensive. Avoid change of airline. Adirect flight is the best.If change of airline can't be avoided' leave at least 4-6 hrs gap between the scheduledarrival of one flight and the scheduled departure of the connecting flight.Baggage is usually safe with a single airline - change of airline sometimes leads tomisplaced luggage. Some airlines don't take care ofbaggage transfer - you mayhave topersonally carry it (check this while booking) and cross check every thing you arepromised by the Travel agent with the original air lines. Even if you have confirmedticket in you hand.And remember to ask for student concessions...Generally all the airlines will come upwith one or the other discount offer for students...so check all this out before you pay themoney.Typical expenses: Rs.27, 000 - Rs.35, 000/-Health CheckupsGet a medical check-up doneDental check upFresh check-up, especially if you have a major ailment
Is Dental Care necessary?After extensive survey and upon seeking the opinion of senior’s abroad a conclusion on the needfordental treatment while in India has been made.Mouth is the mirror of human health. Taking care oforal cavity is a prelude to keepingoverall health fit.The rationale behind taking dental checkup and treatment while in India is:To avoid possible dental treatment abroad as it is a well-known fact that dentist in U.Scharge exorbitantly high.Under inevitable circumstances if you are required to go for dental treatmentYou need prior appointment of two to three weeks in U.SEven Students are required to bear the huge expenditure, as dental care is not coveredunder health insurance in the U.S.