Information for Prospective Students
Welcome to the Indian Students' Association (ISA) at the Old Dominion University, Norfolk (ODU). ISA is a non-profit socio-cultural student organization recognized by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership (OSAL) at ODU. The purpose of the organization is to provide an opportunity for all students of Indian and foreign origin to interact and share the cultural heritage of India. Our primary goal is to provide a homely atmosphere for the students and families from India. We are concerned with promoting awareness about Indian tradition, cuisine, music, art, and dance forms by conducting events all year round.
Functions organized by us, such as Holi, Diwali, our role in the multicultural student services, movie screening and sport events, reflect the cultural backdrops of our country at the same time create a sense of Indian-ness far away from home.
For NEW STUDENTS these pages address frequently asked questions. They include information about preparatory travel arrangements, housing facilities, student finances and getting familiar with Norfolk. This should prepare you well with what to expect as a student at ODU.
Please post your arrival info here. We will arrrange for an airport pickup and temporary accomodation to help you settle down.
Also, take a look at our Facebook page for current events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oduisa/
New students travelling to USA can avail the free of charge services of Education USA. These are worldwide agencies run by the Department of State, and administer a very comprehensive pre-departure seminar, as well as application and visa assistance. They actually just opened a new office in Hyderabad.
See the link: http://www.educationusa.info/India
Current students, especially currently enrolled, will find in these pages useful information about activities conducted by ISA at ODU. Besides listings about local cultural and recreational bodies and their events, they include matters of general interest ranging from cricket to cooking! We encourage you to browse through the information in these pages and send us your comments. Please contact us for any further inquiries or assistance.