The International Students’ Survival Guide is designed to help students from all over the world who are studying, or preparing to study, in the UK, the US, or Australia. It has been written by four authors who, between them, have over 60 years’ experience working with international university students.

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Contents:

    Introduction

    Section 1: Preparing you before you go

  • Chapter 1 - Preparing to go abroad
  • Chapter 2 - Money and documents
  • Chapter 3 - What should I pack?

    Section 2: What to expect from college/university life

  • Chapter 4 - Dealing with culture shock
  • Chapter 5 - Making friends
  • Chapter 6 - College/University life
  • Chapter 7 - Staying safe and well
  • Chapter 8 - Dealing with diffi culties

    Section 3: Studying in another country

  • Chapter 9 - What is expected of you as a student?
  • Chapter 10 - Adjusting to new ways of teaching and learning
  • Chapter 11 - Skills for success at college/university
  • Chapter 12 - Communicating with staff and classmates
  • Chapter 13 - Problems with your studies
  • Chapter 14 - Avoiding plagiarism
  • Chapter 15 - Cultural reference

    Section 4: Preparing for the end of the semester/term

  • Chapter 16 - Preparing for exams
  • Chapter 17 - Making the most of your time off
  • Chapter 18 - Graduation
  • Chapter 19 - Preparing to go home
  • Chapter 20 - Reverse culture shock

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