The University/Colleges associated with IMC are experienced when dealing with International Students and have strong international departments which can advise on all aspects of student life. It is important that the student be aware that IMC is also available to them should any problems arise and the student will be provided with contact details for IMC representatives in their choice country of study prior to their departure.
IMC Provides the following services to its student clients:
1.Career Counseling (Academic)
Directing the student on a career path suitable to his/her experience and academic background while considering the students dreams/goals and objectives. This service is provided only to IMC students. IMC also keeps in contact with career counsellors on campus of the various institutions/client universities and colleges of IMC.
Advice given by IMC or career counsellors at universities is given as guidelines only and the counsellors give the advice on the understanding that the students is being made aware of the various options available to him or her. Students are advised to seek a second opinion if necessary and to obtain as much information possible independently to determine their future path of study and career. Advice given does not have any legal ramifications and counsellors give advice on the basis of the best possible information available. Students are expected to assess this information and make an informed opinion based on same.
2.Interview and Assessment
IMC on behalf of its client institutions will interview students to ascertain their suitability regarding entry to an institution and to a particular programme within that institution.
Guidelines for this interview (initial assessment) is given by the academic institutions. The interview will be recorded and delivered to the institutions for further assessment. The acceptance of the students is the primary responsibility of the institutions and will be based on assessment scores achieved at interview and academic history.
The assessment procedure is to verify if the student has the capability to carry out his/her studies at the particular university/college and if she/he has the temperament and compatibility to work in their chosen field of study. This is particularly important in the area of medicine and health care.
Assist in the completion of registration with the University or College
Assist the student when presenting his/her visa application to the relevant consulate or embassy.
IMC provide pre-orientation programmes prior to the student’s arrival in their new country of study. IMC also participates in orientation programmes provided by the college/universities. IMC strongly encourages students to fully participation in these programmes to make them aware of the facilities offered by the academic institutes. This should include information pertaining to the following:
- Legal requirements.
- Registration in the Country of Study (GNIB)
- Social events
- Places to see (Museums/Art Galleries/Restaurants/Clubs)
- Part time Jobs
- Discussion on expected behavior in your new country of study
- Dress Code where relevant
- What not to do and places to avoid.
- General Information (Pre-Orientation)
Prior to arrival in their country of study IMC will provide practical information regarding living conditions and general advice specific to the countries students wish to study in similar to the orientation programme a student can expect in their new university/college.
6. Constant Contact
Through its offices representatives of IMC remain in contact with its students should they require assistance throughout their stay in their new country of study.
IMC can provide a reporting mechanism for the parents/sponsor of the student (on prior arrangement with the student) regarding students progress.
IMC assist our students in their travel abroad and encourage travel in groups for easier emigration clearance. Pick up and drop facility at the overseas location would be facilitated for students travelling in groups.
9.Meet and Greet
Representatives of IMC will meet its students at the airport on arrival in their country of study (where university representatives are not available) and bring the student to their selected campus introducing them to university counsellors. It is essential that the student precede to the institution immediately on arrival to register and to legalise his/her presence in the country.
Most institutions under IMC have a strong international department who can advise students on accommodation. Where this is not available IMC can assist the student in finding appropriate accommodation. IMC recommends that a student, particularly one travelling alone, should use university/college accommodation for the first three months until the student is familiar with their new city. After that they can seek private accommodation ideally sharing with other students.IMC recommends that a student develops friendships and good relations with fellow students and take full advantage of the accommodation offices/social welfare and international offices in their universities/colleges.
IMC can assist students in processing their educational loans where necessary.
12.Part time student jobs
Students can work part time during their study per the prevailing rules applicable to their respective country of study in this regard IMC can assist the student where possible.