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Survival Strategies Discussion Series for International Students

Fridays
2:00pm - 3:15pm

All groups are free and confidential.

Are you an international student at UT and also feeling:

  • Homesick?
  • Worried about your English speaking/writing skills?
  • Unsure of how to make American friends?
  • Angry or confused about the American culture?
  • Feeling alone and like no one understands?
  • Eager to learn about how to succeed in your classes?

If you answered YES to any of these question— please join us for the Survival Strategies Discussion Series! It is a place you can learn how to improve your life and academics. These meetings also give you an opportunity to meet other international students with similar experiences. Following is a list of possible topics. You may come to one or ALL of the group meetings. It's up to you! The following is a list of possible topics. We may cover one or several of them (even some that are not on this list), depending on your needs that day.

Please contact Dr. Sylvia Chen if you have any questions or if you need more information at 512-471-3515.

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2/21 graphic element used to separate content sections Navigating the American Classroom and Working with Professors/Supervisors
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2/28 graphic element used to separate content sections Exploring Campus and Local Resources
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3/7 graphic element used to separate content sections Working through the Challenges of Communicating in English
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3/21 graphic element used to separate content sections Dealing with Loneliness, Homesickness, and Culture Shock
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3/28 graphic element used to separate content sections Maintaining Relationships in Home Country and Making New Friends
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4/4 graphic element used to separate content sections Asserting Yourself with Professors, Friends, and Strangers
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4/11 graphic element used to separate content sections Minimizing Stress, Goal-Setting, and Identifying Expectations
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In most Cases, before joining a group or class, students meet with the group leaders to determine if a particular group or class is a good fit for them. To set up a pre-group interview, please call 512-475-6923.

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