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‘How can international students integrate into American life?’ [VIDEO]

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One of the main concerns for international students is how they will fit in with others in a new country. It’s a perfectly understandable concern as it can be quite daunting to enter a whole new culture, which you have little knowledge of, without your friends.

 

However, international students gain so much by immersing themselves in a new culture. Not only can you grow as an individual, but you may even find a new, permanent home and job prospects for the future. Plus, you don’t want to waste this opportunity and stay in your room the whole time you’re abroad.

 

But how can you best integrate into American life? What's the best first step (or two) to make to make the transition easier? Aidan from Sara’s Homestay gives some tips from his experience dealing with international students over the years. Watch the video below and see what Aidan suggests. If it helps you, tell us by giving it a LIKE or share it with a friend.

 

 

 

 

Watch more clips from our Hangout with Sara’s Homestay:

‘What public transport is available in America?’

‘What is a residence hall?’

Where to see the real New York (by a New Yorker)

‘How much does it cost to live in America?’

‘How can I live on a budget in America?’

Meet an American homestay host [Interview]

 

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Paul Ellett is the editor for Hotcourses Abroad. His role is to plan, produce and share editorial, videos, infographics, eBooks and any other content to inform prospective and current international students about their study abroad experience. When he's not thinking about student visas in Sweden and application deadlines, Paul is an avid fan of comedy podcasts and Nicolas Cage films.

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