Each year, 700, 000 students from around the world come to the United States and Canada to study. For many, the experience is as challenging as it is exciting. Far from home, they must adapt to a new culture, new university system, and in many cases, a new language. The process can be overwhelming, but as Charles Lipsonas Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada assures us, it doesnat have to be. Succeeding is designed to help students navigate the myriad issues they will encounterafrom picking a program to landing a campus job. Based on Lipsonas work with international students as well as extensive interviews with faculty and advisers, Succeeding includes practical suggestions for learning English, participating in class, and meeting with instructors. In addition it explains the rules of academic honesty as they are understood in U.S. and Canadian universities. Life beyond the classroom is also covered, with handy sections on living on or off campus, obtaining a driveras license, setting up a bank account, and more. The comprehensive glossary addresses both academic terms and phrases heard while shopping or visiting a doctor. There is even a chapter on the academic calendar and holidays in the United States and Canada. Coming to a new country to study should be an exciting venture, not a baffling ordeal. Now, with this trustworthy resource, international students have all the practical information they need to succeed, in and out of the classroom.... 201 Kelley Blue Book, 195, 283, 310; ablue book value, a 283, 310 law enforcement, 118, 189a90; and accidents, 206; and ... and trailers, 202a4 safe driving, 190a91 satellite navigation systems, 197 vehicle identification number ( VIN), 119, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 2010-02-15|