If you are planning to live, learn and grow in the United States, you already possess a well-known American characteristic—a sense of adventure! As an international student, you will experience many new and exciting things.
In this section, we hope to prepare you for some of the adventures involved in living in the United States.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to discuss exactly what “Living in the U.S.” means to everyone. American culture has been enriched by the values and belief systems of virtually every part of the world. From an international student’s perspective, that diversity is very valuable.
If you choose to live in a completely different environment, you may be challenged with new situations every day; but if you decide to live in a part of the U.S. that resembles your home country in some ways, you may find comfort in those similarities.
Learning more about yourself is perhaps the most important part of your decision to travel to the U.S. Once you know what you want to achieve, then you can identify the right place to study and live and grow in the States.
You probably expect that things will not be the same in the United States as they are in your home country; but are you prepared to deal with those differences?
As you may know, one of the hallmarks of U.S. culture is independence. Here is some advice about written by non-U.S. students just like you!
Your interaction with other people—your social life—is an integral part of your stay in the United States.
There are a number of options when it comes to deciding where you will live when you are living and studying in the United States.
Whether you are living on or off campus, in a city or suburb, you have many transportation options for getting around in in the US.
Like most issues, safety in the United States is on its priority list.