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Written by: Jennifer Kumar, Cultural Adjustment Coach
Monday, July 20, 2009

International Students Orientation to American College Life and Etiquette

I would like to introduce you to a series of videos I am posting on YouTube and Facebook on this topic. Hope the subjects are useful to you. I am looking forward to your thoughts and reactions to these videos.

 Comments for this video here

In the second video I present some cultural adjustment tips for going to school and college. These lessons are inspired by the by my own life abroad, your interesting path to a better life and self discovery here and the book Culturally Speaking.

What to learn in this video:
How to refer to (address) your teachers/professors.
How to greet your professors.
Question of time- when should you arrive to a class/meeting?
What does '101' or "one -oh- one" refer to?
How many students will be in your classes?
When will the teacher show up to class?
Start discussion on attendance, class participation, timeliness, class cancellations, etc.

These tips can be used for the general population also!



Related Posts/Sites:


Other Thoughts on Integrating as an International Student from Alaivani (my website):
An American in Ecuador
Educational Entrepreneurship: The First American To Matriculate at Madras Christian College
How To Choose the Right Path in Studying or Living Abroad (Questioning how much cultural change can you handle?)
Is Mine a Case of Reverse Culture Shock?
This article has been published in the book Culture Shock.
Japan Through American Eyes: Joe Conley

On The Move: How have you absorbed Culture Shock?

Test Taking Trials and Tribulations in India



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Students from all corners of the globe are readying to arrive in America for the start of their academic and professional careers. Many bring with them material possessions to ease the transition. I help you by sharing with you ideas on how to better adjust to life here in America. Ideas are weightless, so you don't need to worry about your luggage overages or leaving them behind!

In this post, I introduce you to my series of videos on my YouTube channel on orientation to life on American college campuses. Feel free to leave your thoughts behind so I can improve the information I can provide to you!!!"


I hope this will be useful to you! Thank you for spending time on Alaivani.com.

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