If you are an international student or considering becoming one, this short course will introduce you to many of the differences and emotions you may experience. We will cover the “W” curve, American classroom culture, social etiquette, the importance of staying in touch with your family and culture, finances, and how to make friends. Although written and designed by Wichita State University, this course is suited for international students at any American college or university. Please allow up to 30 minutes to complete this course and the competency quiz.
To begin this course, you will need to have an account and login. If you are not logged in or do not have an account, click “Login to Enroll” in the upper right of your screen. Next, click on one of the lessons below. At the bottom of each window, you will have the option to mark the lesson as complete (which will move you to the next lesson) or click on the “next lesson” button. A course navigation menu will remain on the left side of your screen for direct access to any page, including the quiz. Once you have reviewed all the content in this course, please attempt the Adjusting to College for International Students Competency Quiz.
About the Author: This course was created by the Office of Instructional Design and Access at Wichita State University.