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Succeeding in the American University

Shumaker 139

When Sep 12, 2012
from 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Where Shumaker 139
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Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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Description. Are you an international student new to the American academic system? Do you find some academic practices difficult to understand? Do you want to translate your previous knowledge, skills and experiences into success in the American university? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this academic orientation is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the academic culture here in the US, including classroom practices, research, technology, teaching, and the support systems at UofL. A panel of international and domestic graduate students will share their experiences transitioning to graduate studies in the American university system, and attendees will have the opportunity to share about their own experiences with this transition and get feedback from fellow students, faculty, and the Graduate Dean.

Learning Outcomes. After attending the session, participants will:


  • Understand the cultural differences they may face while studying in an American university
  • Identify some common attributes and values of American universities
  • Consider the value of their previous knowledge, skills and experiences, and how to translate them into practice in the US
  • Develop next steps in negotiating cultural differences in US academic culture
Presenters. Panel of international and domestic graduate students.
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