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International students learn language, life

International students learn language, life

by Erin Serpico ESOL conversations unite different cultures Adam Lax knows it’s difficult for international students to be in an environment surrounded by people speaking a different native language. The graduate student experienced this challenge after living in China for three years. But now, he’s the coordinator of this university’s English for Speakers of Other Languages […]

United States: Tipping & Etiquette

United States: Tipping & Etiquette

While tipping is NOT mandatory in most of the United States, it is expected in many circumstances for service, especially at almost all sit-down restaurants which offer table service. “Suggested tips” and “further insights, discussions, and recommendations for tipping” below may represent what Americans who work in service industries feel are fair tipping practices Following is a U.S. […]

7 Ways to Make Friends Quickly

7 Ways to Make Friends Quickly

You are busy with work at the university and other responsibilities. You will want to focus your social efforts to bring the best results. Ways to make friends quickly in America: 1. Join groups that exist for international students. Check with your educational institution to find out what clubs or organizations exist for international students on […]

What Happens When a Foreign Student Gets Arrested in the U.S.

What Happens When a Foreign Student Gets Arrested in the U.S.

by: Cynthia Yializis What to expect from the U.S. criminal justice system and how your student status will be affected. Your ability to remain in the U.S. on a student visa depends on your not only going to school and studying as expected, but obeying the broader rules that apply to any visa holder in the […]