Patrick Wang from China says to keep an open mind.

Watch this webchat with a group of international students as they answer questions from around the world about adapting to American culture, maintaining religious and cultural obligations while studying abroad, differences in coursework, and becoming friends with Americans. Brought to you from our friends at EducationUSA Interactive and the U.S. Department of State.

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International students often focus on just one or two universities when they start their search to study in the U.S.  Typically, they look at schools that are internationally known, or at a school a friend or relative attended. However, there are many factors to consider in choosing the right university for you, and the right…

University of Oklahoma students rally outside the now closed University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house  during a rally in reaction to an incident in which members of a fraternity were caught on video chanting a racial slur, in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 10, 2015. A moving truck can be seen at rear. Fraternity members were given a midnight Tuesday deadline to be moved out of the house. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Diversity – both cultural diversity and diversity of experiences – is among the most positive qualities that international students bring when they come to the U.S. to study. International student bring new perspectives to their schools, and help raise awareness for other countries and cultures. But this diversity – and the discrimination it can bring…

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Have you wondered why some international students keep their official names, and why others choose an English name? Many international students I spoke with said their main reason for adopting an English name is because many fellow students cannot understand their original names. But it’s not just for American students – international students say their…