With so many options to consider, international students often seek guidance from the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA network of international student advising centers in over 175 countries and territories. The network provides information about study opportunities at accredited U.S. colleges and universities, and advisors can guide students through her five steps to realizing their dream of studying in the U.S.
Upon arrival in the United States, international students have immediate access to on-campus services and benefits. Below are some typical resources to help these students make the most of their college experience in the United States.
International student service
Many US colleges and universities have offices that exist solely to help international students adjust to their new environment. At the American University of Washington, the Office of International and Scholarship Services directed by Senem Bakar. Her office directs students to available services, including her first-year academic advisor, student health center, specialized immigration services, and her program of support for international students transitioning to the American lifestyle. increase.
Career preparation programs also help graduating international students navigate the U.S. job market and successfully re-enter their home culture.
At Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh, the International Education Office registered international students by email each week and informed them of events on campus and in the Pittsburgh area, such as film screenings, festivals, and museum exhibitions.
Rutgers University in New Jersey, like many US schools, offers tutoring to international students. According to Stacey Blackwell, senior director of the Rutgers University Learning Center, tutors are undergraduate and graduate students who have successfully completed peer-teaching training.
Rutgers also offers academic coaching to improve test taking, study skills, time management, and other services through the English Language Institute, Writing Programs and Centers, and the International Academic Success Office. International students at Rutgers University also have the opportunity to mentor their peers, says Blackwell.
College life in the United States offers something for everyone. One reason is that there are an almost infinite number of student organizations on any given campus. For example, Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania has over 100 student clubs and organizations catering to all kinds of interests and disciplines.
Paris Shann, a third-year student from Canada studying political science at Swarthmore, is president of the school’s international student club, known as the i20 club. Before her classes begin, she said the club hosts a week-long orientation for international students, offering social events and helpful tips.
The i20 Club also hosts monthly ‘Celebrate Our Diverse Cultures’ events. In October, the club hosts its annual Fall Feast. “Here, international students can sign up and cook their own food to share.” In addition, the i20 club co-hosts events with other student groups, allowing international students to integrate with a wider student body. We support
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