Most likely, one of your biggest worries about studying in a foreign country will be how will you make friends? It is a totally understandable concern and I have a few suggestions for you to follow to make it just that little bit easier!
The first up on the list will be the very first thing you do as an EMU student – orientation! Participating in orientation is the perfect way to meet students just like you – new and international students! When you’re in your groups at orientation be sure to talk to all the other students, as I’m sure you’ll make friendships!
The Office of International Students also frequently organizes social events that you should take part in! Same goes for clubs and intramural sports teams! With clubs, you meet not only international students, but American students whom have the same interests as you. If you already have a group of friends, a great thing for you all to do is intramural sports; find your friends and pick a sport!
The final piece of advice that I have for you is probably the most important - participate in class! If you participate in your classes others will notice you and will probably want to hang out with you! It is an awesome way to keep your education at it’s peak, and make friends at the same time.
To read Adele's bio, visit www.emich.edu/ois/teamhello.
To register for UNITED international student orientation, visit www.emich.edu/ois/orientation.
To see a calendar of Office of International Students events, visit www.emich.edu/ois/calendar.