Pre-departure Orientation for Cohort 4 Exchange Students

A pre-departure orientation was organized by ASU for the fourth cohort of exchange students from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar (UET). Andrew Sarracino, International Visits Coordinator for USPCASE provided information to the participants about U.S. visa and immigration process, pre-arrival checklist, international arrival, security checks, housing and transportation facilities. There was also a team building session for the students during later part of the day.

Students felt that the orientation session was very helpful for them. Laraib Shoukat, a female student, shared that the session provided concise and accurate information to make her travel and stay in the U.S. more productive. Another student, Adan Zahid, said that she was very excited about the upcoming visit and exploring the American culture. She is looking forward to the interaction with international researchers and people from across the globe to help refine her engineering skills.

During their four-month stay, the exchange scholars engage in experimental research on energy at ASU labs under the supervision of faculty and are expected to design, execute, and analyze experiments in areas such as batteries, solar panels, etc. They also take part in industrial visits to learn more about power generation mechanisms in the U.S.