7 College orientation tips for international students
Yahoo! - 05/29/2014
It’s finally time to start your college journey, and the first step is completing your freshman orientation. For international students, this might be the first time you actually visit your school, so do a bit of research on the area where your school is located beforehand. This is an exciting opportunity to get a taste for what your life will be like in the next few years.
Three years ago, I remember being nervous about my first day at orientation. I thought that the people I met there would be my circle of friends for the remainder of my academic experience, but that could not be farther from the truth. Some of them remain close friends, but I met some of my best friends after classes started, and I still meet people every week.
The one thing to remember is that orientation is a time for trying new things, talking to new people and it is OK if you are nervous — everyone else will be too! When I reminisce with my friends about that week we all have a story of how anxious we were about meeting our fellow freshman students, and there are a few things I wish I had known before I started this exciting time of my life.