International students give advice to those planning to study in the West

“Moving to a new country means adjusting to a new culture, which can be difficult—and most students who have traveled thousands of miles for an American education would agree. “We usually see the world through the eyes of the cultural concepts we grew up in, and when confronted by a culture different than our own, we tend to judge that culture,” Ibrahimi says. But she thinks that the university experience should be about diving into the situation with an accepting, open mind. “Enjoy learning new ways to do things, tasting new foods, seeing new things. Make new connections and friends. Be an active participant of various student clubs in your college. Stay aware of what is happening on campus and explore your new environment.” Afghani graduate

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