Coming to the US

TOEFL

TOEFL

Virtually every credible school in the U.S. requires international students to take the TOEFL exam, which stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. This exam measures the student's ability to communicate in English, as necessary to understand, read, speak and write in the language in which your courses will be taught. The TOEFL ...

Culture Shock

Culture Shock

Anyone exposed to a new and different culture will experience some degree of culture shock. Upon first arriving, many international students experience a honeymoon period when everything seems new and exciting. But once that passes, a sense of discomfort and unease often settles in. Some common symptoms of this phase include: - Frustration - Irritability ...

What to expect arriving at the airport in the U.S.

What to expect arriving at the airport in the U.S.

Arriving at the airport in the United States Your arrival at the airport marks the official beginning of your international student journey. You will probably experience a variety of emotions all at the same time; excitement, nervousness, anxiety, anticipation, loneliness, etc. Don't worry, it's all normal. It can help to make arrangements for someone to ...