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Intro to Course 1: Steps to Study in the U.S.
Create Your Basics
What We Hope You will Gain from Course 1
Create Your Info Log
Create Your Profile
Explore Options for Interaction
Why Study in the U.S?
The Top 10 Reasons
Determine Your Top 10 Reasons
Watch Others Explain Why to Study in the U.S.
Compare Your Reasons
Sort out Your Expectations
Read about Expectations
Evaluate Your Expectations
Watch Students Talk About Their Expectations
Watch a Student Talk about Getting Ready to Study in the U.S.
Reflect on How You Feel
Prepare Your Thoughts for Discussion
Find a U.S. College or University
Overview of U.S. Higher Education
Levels of Education
What is Community College?
Advantage of Community College
Why Community College?
Can Community College Be for You?
Entering Community College
Find the Right University for You
Find out about GPA
Watch Students Talk about Finding the Right School
Select the Right Program
Research and Start Your Search
Exchange Students Only
Exchange Student Difference
Find out about Academic Credit
Logistics 1: Funding and Visa Information
Funding Your Education in the U.S.
Financing Your Study in the U.S.
Research Funding Options
Cost of Living
Manage Your Money While in the U.S.
Types of Visas
F-1 Student Visa
Family Members with F-2 Visa
Documents for a Student Visa
Visa Process and Issues
U.S. Entry Information
10 Tips on Getting a U.S. Visa
Top 10 Interview Questions
Important Documents for U.S. Entry
Visa Issues for Community College Students
General Cross-Cultural Strategies
Learn About Culture – the Hidden Dimension
Read about Culture
Consider Your Identity
Learn About Stages of Adjustment
Stages of Adjustment
Write about a Stage of Adjustment
Stages of Adjustment Quiz
Watch Students Talk about Adjustment
Be Aware of Culture Shock
Hear about Culture Shock
Read about Culture Shock
Think of How You Might be Different
Watch Others Talk About Culture Shock
Find Out How to Cope with Culture Shock
10 Tips on Culture Shock
Culture Shock Quiz
Watch One Student Adapt to a New Culture
Watch Others Talk About Problems Upon Arrival
Watch Others Talk About Adapting to the U.S.
Know Your Communication Style
Adjusting to Communication Styles
Nonverbal Communication Defined
Cultural Differences of Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication Quiz
U.S. Culture and the Global Perspective
Find out How Much You Know about the U.S.
U.S. Basics Quiz
Examine the U.S. in Depth
Examine the State You Plan to Study In
Hear about Life in the U.S.
Characteristics of People in the U.S.
Read About U.S. Values
Consider Stereotypes and Generalizations
Relationships with other people:
Research U.S. Facts
Sports & Entertainment Template
Politeness and Etiquette
Etiquette in the U.S.
Cultural Etiquette Video
Watch Others Talk About U.S. Culture
Consider Globalization and Its Impact
Learn More about Globalization
Determine How You Feel about Globalization
Current U.S. Politics
Logistics 2: Planning Your Study in the U.S.
Housing in the U.S.
Types of Housing
Pro vs. Con List
Research Your Housing Options
Watch about Dorm Life
Plan for Communication in the U.S.
Communication Options in the U.S.
Watch Ways to Communicate
Working on Campus
Reasons to Work on Campus
Check Out Jobs
Getting a Social Security Number
Watch Others Talk About On-campus Employment
Other Things to Consider
Traveling to the U.S.
Transportation in the U.S.
U.S. English Language Learning Strategies
English Language Programs
English Language Programs
Different Types of English in the World
Watch Others Talk About Language
Watch an Advisor Talk About Special Classes
Get Tips on Studying Language
Studying a Foreign Language
Tips on Learning English
Watch a Student Cope with Language Barrier
Watch Advice about Learning English
Perceptions of American English
Foreign Language Learning
Listening in English
Develop Your Language Plan
Develop Your Interaction Plan
Learn How to Cope with Language Fatigue
Improve Your Speech Act Confidence
Determine Your Learning Plan
Watch One Student's Experience with the Language Barrier
Logistics 3: Health and Safety
College Health Insurance
Health Care in the U.S.
University Health Insurance
Immunizations and Diseases
Private Health Insurance
Other Types of Insurance
Best Practices for Health and Safety
Basic Health and Safety Advice
Know How to Stay Healthy and Safe
Top 10 Tips
Watch U.S. Staff Talk About Students "Partying" in the U.S.
Other Safety Issues
Learn How to Avoid Legal Trouble
Designing a Crisis Management Plan
Research Crisis Questions
Answer Crisis Questions
Questions for Reflection
Health and Safety Quiz
Bring Your Culture with You
Learn about Mentorship
Benefits - Why Participate?
Watch Why You should Participate
Preparation at Home
Bring Visual Aids from Home
Watch Others Talk About Mentoring
Who Will I Mentor?
U.S. College and University Students
TRIO Program Students
Transition to Programs & Opportunities
Your First Program
Applying for Your Next Step
Undegraduate Admission Essay
Internships and Work
Plan for Returning Home
Plan for Readjustment
Be Aware of Reentry Shock
Coping with Reverse Culture Shock
Evaluate Course 1
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