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.


  • 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.


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