Succeeding As an International Student in the United States and Canada

Succeeding As an International Student in the United States and Canada

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Succeeding As an International Student in the United States and Canada by Charles Lipson

Coming to a new country to study should be an exciting adventure, not a baffling ordeal. With Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada in hand, international students will have the information they need to succeed-in and out of the classroom. This guide includes a comprehensive glossary explaining academic terms and common phrases as well as information on: Succeeding academically, Living on or off campus, Learning English, Avoiding plagiarism, Working and managing money, Meeting with instructors, Engaging in student life.

About the Author:
Charles Lipson is professor and director of undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226484792
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/15/2008
Series: Chicago Guides to Academic Life Series
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Charles Lipson is professor and director of undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Doing Honest Work in College: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success, as well as How to Write a BA Thesis and Cite Right, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Foreword   Allan E. Goodman     ix
Introduction     xiii
Moving Here
What to Bring with You     3
Passports and Visas: A Quick Overview     7
The First Ten Things You Should Do Here     12
Succeeding at Your University
The Biggest Academic Challenges for International Students     21
Succeeding Academically     27
Thinking Creatively: Going Beyond What the Professor Said     42
Working as a Teaching Assistant, Lab Assistant, or Research Assistant     49
Avoiding Plagiarism and Doing Honest Work     56
The Culture of Universities in the United States and Canada     73
Living in the United States and Canada
Settling In     115
Learning the Terrain     124
Learning the Language     136
Identification Cards     141
Earning Money     144
Managing Money: Bank Accounts, Debit Cards, and Credit Cards     151
Spending Money: Shopping at Local Stores, Malls, and Online     164
Getting Around: Buses, Bikes, and Taxis     182
Getting Around: Cars     189
University Housing and Meals     209
Apartment Rentals     216
Kids and Family     226
HealthCare     232
Campus Life     247
Telecommunicating: Phone Calls, Internet, Cable TV, and More     256
Dealing with Problems     263
A Glossary of Words and Phrases for International Students     277
Abbreviations, Acronyms, Nicknames, Holidays, Floor Numbering, and Clothing Sizes     345
Index     365

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