To be successful in college is especially tough for those who are new to the United States. What is the correct visa? How does one choose the right college? What is the right program? How does one take notes in class? How does one get help? This book addresses these and many other challenges that international students will face on a college campus.
This guide covers financial aid, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirements, housing availability and special services for international students. It includes step-by-step guidelines on how to prepare for and apply to colleges in the United States.
The book explores the journey of 10 international students to better understand their experiences at a U.S. educational institution and how they constructed and revealed these experiences in this particular socio-academic space. The study features a series of three interviews during the semester that the participants were enrolled in a mainstream first-year writing course; their stories not only capture their experiences but reveal inspiring stories that "give voice" to students outside the dominant cultural and linguistic community.
This book will help international students navigate the academic, professional, and social issues they will encounter while attending graduate school in the United States. This book is an invaluable tool for international graduate students and for their instructors and mentors.
Each year, 700,000 students from around the world come to the United States and Canada to study. For many, the experience is as challenging as it is exciting. Far from home, they must adapt to a new culture, new university system, and in many cases, a new language. The process can be overwhelming, but as Charles Lipson’s Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada assures us, it doesn’t have to be.
Succeeding is designed to help students navigate the myriad issues they will encounter—from picking a program to landing a campus job.