Incoming international students often find it hard to settle down at college and adapting to a complete change of lifestyle.
For many students, their first semester of college is an ‘adjustment period’ to severe cultural shocks.
Engaging in on-campus activities and enrolling in student organizations is the best way to enjoy campus life and get to know other students at college.
Participating in such clubs often prevents students from getting homesick and provides a platform for students to enjoy the same activities they would invest their time in at home.
Many campus activities not just help adjust socially, but are also key for professional development. Sororities and fraternities can assist in both of these departments.
Business societies are often a key addition to resumes and help students gain professional experience (of consulting or working for clients) outside internships and jobs.
Pre-med and pre-law societies provide excellent resources to help students prepare for graduate school, and service based clubs often provide an enriching, touching experience that helps students put into perspective lifestyles, values and ethics related to where they study.
Participating in activities outside the walls of a lecture hall allows students the chance to find family outside their homes and build strong bonds that are crucial in helping students during their time at university.
The earlier you get involved, the easier your transition and the sooner you find family away from home.