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It is the goal of the VSA, to ensure that each scholar’s stay in America would be beneficial, both in their research and family life.

Welcome Services

You belong here

Feel at home in America

The first thoughts on every scholar’s mind is about all the needs they have before and during the first month in America.  We are here to help.

Basic Arrival Services

  • Email exchange before coming to gather information
  • Airport pick-up
  • Find appropriate housing
  • Short home-stay, when available
  • Public transportation
  • Contracts from rent, utilities, internet, phone, and more
  • Where to shop for food
  • Good schools for your children
  • Classes in culture adjustment
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Events & Networking

Make real friends

You are safe

Once you are settled in your new home, we hear everyone say, I feel safe now but my family and friends are far away and I am lonely. This may be the best part of what we offer, a place to feel welcomed and make new friends from around the world. Truly a home away from home.

Secondary Services

  • Weekly social events on campus and in homes
  • Meet your new family of scholars
  • Local sightseeing trips
  • English tutoring
  • Banquets for scholars to meet community people
  • Play opportunities for children
  • American culture activities
  • One-to-one mentoring
  • Small group discussion
  • Cooking groups and so many more groups
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Quality Research

Do research that matters

You matter

Every scholar wants to produce quality research. Over the past twenty years we have learned that quality research and personal well-being of feeling safe, secure and valued as a person are main contributors to producing quality research. That is why we offer so many personal activities. Our professional services can assist your research in many ways.

Professional Services

  • Certified professional life coaching (in limited locations)
  • Professional lunches with local scholars in your field
  • Networking within the local community and across the U.S.
  • Networking through our VSA alumni scholars all around the world
  • Free assistance when traveling to at least 50 countries through the VSA network
  • Local connections to monthly conferences and seminars
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This is a great forum for cultural exchange and promoting global brotherhood. We feel like an international family.

Vinoy, India