sloth stalker

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.

USC Birdmen

Most colleges and universities in the United States have an orientation at the beginning of freshman year, when new students learn about each other and their campus. Some schools call it “Orientation Week.” My school, Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, calls it “New Student Week,” but the basic idea is the same: Incoming students are…

Practicing English

Is there anything more embarrassing for an English learner than being asked to repeat what you just said? Twice, thrice (that means three times) … each pointing out that you have not mastered English. Yet. (Worse is when the American you’re speaking with RAISES THEIR VOICE as if you are deaf instead of struggling.) Mastering…