Find a Buddy
Pair up with a second year or American student as a “buddy” for the first few months of acculturation. Second year students can be a great resource and sounding board for you. They are familiar with student life and can answer questions you might have. If they don’t know the answer to a question, they can point you in the right place to find help.
Be sure to:
- Find someone you feel a connection with who is easy to talk to.
- Establish check-ins every week with your buddy for the first few months.
- Ask about your buddy’s experiences especially in area that confuse you.