America- Land Of Strange Habits

America- Land Of Strange Habits America is known as the land of opportunity- but if you’ve been here long, you are realizing it’s also the land of the strange-  strange habits that is. I cannot say when these habits originally formed and why we continue them, but...

What To Bring To America

What To Bring To America Before you read about what to bring to America, check out my last post What Not to Bring to America. As you are packing to move to the U.S. as an international student, think through what items you won’t be able to buy here, what will bring...

What Not To Bring To America

What Not To Bring To America When I spent a year studying abroad in Lebanon, I brought WAY TOO MUCH stuff with me. With four suitcases, I ended up spending hundreds of dollars for excess and oversized luggage on my flight.  Before you pack for your time in the U.S.,...

Explaining Your New Life to Old Friends

Explaining Your New Life to Old Friends As an international student, you’ve had to adjust to time differences, cultural differences and long distance relationships with loved ones. But perhaps the most painful and unexpected, is the “experience distance” you may feel....

Share Your Culture

Share Your Culture First I want to say I’m proud of you. You have ventured to America to further your education and learned a new culture far away from home. You are adapting new values and hopefully understanding more about yourself. However, as you learn more about...