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3 Surprises for International Students at U.S. Universities

3 Surprises for International Students at U.S. Universities

Four Fulbright scholars share lessons learned from studying in the United States. By KATY HOPKINS Coming to theUnited States for college or graduate school can introduce cultural differences that even the most prepared students might not expect. From classroom etiquette to campus life, studying at a U.S. school can be quite a different experience from learning in […]

What is Culture Shock?

What is Culture Shock?

Cultural adjustment is a process an individual has to go through to be able to work effectively and live comfortably in a place that is new and unfamiliar to them. Living in a new culture requires you to learn a new set of cultural patterns and behaviors. This process can be very challenging and sometimes […]

13 cultural differences between America and Overseas

13 cultural differences between America and Overseas

by Oumar Sacko A lot of international students feel the culture shock when they come to the USA. Here is a list of some cultural differences that usually hit us international students. Coming to the USA as an international student does not only mean to deal with the language barrier but also to adjust to the […]

3 Ways International Students Can Stay Cozy in U.S. Winters

3 Ways International Students Can Stay Cozy in U.S. Winters

By SWATI B. CARR The holiday season in the U.S. goes hand in hand with winter. For international students who are moving to certain parts of the U.S. from warmer countries, U.S. winters can seem long and overwhelming. Coming to the U.S. as an international student usually means staying in one place for anywhere from a few months […]