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Assisting Students in Need: International Students Experiencing Cultural Adjustment Difficulties

Assisting Students in Need: International Students Experiencing Cultural Adjustment Difficulties

Identifying the Problem: Most international students (and others who interact in a new culture) experience some form of culture shock at some point during their stay.Feelings of disorientation and confusion often occur when students undertake a program of study in a new culture. It is normal for students to go through a period of cultural […]

Experience Super Bowl While Studying in the US

Experience Super Bowl While Studying in the US

by Bryanna Davis On February 2nd millions of individuals in the United States will turn on their TV for one of the largest US television events of the year- the Super Bowl. Thanks to the half time show and ingenious commercials, both sports fans and non-sports fans alike find common ground when it comes to […]

Imperial vs Metric, an easy way to measure America

Imperial vs Metric, an easy way to measure America

What?! It is 96 degrees (Fahrenheit) out? While the rest of the world uses the metric system, America uses a mix of the metric system and the imperial system, which remains a bit of a mess.  This can be confusing and challenging for many International students. We at peerTransfer have come up with some tips and tricks to […]

U.S. National Holidays 101 for International Students

U.S. National Holidays 101 for International Students

Every country and every culture celebrates different events and holidays.  It is important to understand the story behind them to be able to integrate better with the culture you live in – in this case the American one. Colleges close during all important national holidays.  That is also why breaks are usually scheduled around national […]