- Tuesday, November 03, 2015
If you have got through with all your admission process and visa process, or are planning to study in the US, you must be aware of the things you need to expect in the US. More than just preparing for your studies and universities, it is crucial to prepare for the life outside the university and to understand the American culture and lifestyle in a better way.
In America, you will find people from all walks of life and different cultures. If you wish to live in an area where there are people from your culture then you can look around and get an accommodation in an area where people from your or similar cultural background stay. However, if you are a person who loves to explore things and learn about American culture then go the American way.
One of the toughest things for many fresh students studying in US is the cultural difference. The American culture will surely be different and more open than your native place, and so the question is, will you be ready to accept the difference in culture that you will experience in America. Here you will find people having different set of values and thinking than people in your own country. Initially you might get confused or feel disoriented; however, one of the best ways to overcome this challenge is to keep in touch with your family and friends back home and more importantly ensure that you make new friends in your campus and also near your accommodation place.
As a student, it is important to have a pre planned budget so that you do not end up in a situation where you need more money due to unnecessary overspending. So keep in mind that you are in America for education and not a holiday, this idea will help you keep a tab on your spending. In America, there are many expensive places to dine out and expensive means of travel and there are also cheap places to eat and economical modes to travel. So, you need to ensure that you spend your money wisely and have a proper budget to spend on more valuable things that help you in your education. Education in the US can become as expensive as $60000 per year for your living and education costs, but if you have a well-planned budget for everything then you can also get your education in less cost.
There will be various opportunities to make friends, and one of the best ways to do that would be to go out in the gatherings and taking part in the functions organised in your college. There are also various active students group in the colleges and you can become a part of them to get involved in the extracurricular activities. When you make American friends or local friends, it will be easy to enjoy the culture and your life in America. The age limit for drinking in a pub is 21 in the US, and so you need to follow this rule. But there are a lot of other ways like sports activities, outings, parties, and social events where you can enjoy your student life to the fullest extent.
Even though America is safe for students and there are law enforcements for their rescue, it is best to do a little research before finding an accommodation. Since there is a vast territory covered in the US, it is best to first research about the safety and security of the area that you plan on getting your accommodation. It is also good to research about the university and the activities that you want to get involved in so that you will start your education in a American way; get into the zone and explore your best life.
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