Making Friends

Making friends isn’t always easy, but if you try to be open and willing to learn about new people and new cultures, you can also create new friendships.

DO:

  • Try sitting and introducing yourself to American peers.
  • Try making small talk with American classmates.
  • Learn the local sports teams, pop culture and latest news.

DON’T:

  • Exclusively hang out with people from your home culture.
  • Focus solely on academics and abandon your social life.
  • Speak only your native language.