International students often arrive in the United States with pure excitement and ready to embark on the next phase of their academic journey. They join the masses of new freshman arriving on college campuses nationwide; however, they have a different set of potential college student issues. International students have questions about studying and living in their new location, frequently struggling due to a lack of language or cultural understanding (Sakurako, 2000). They are often times unaware of the various resources available to them on their college campus (Libson, 2008). Most universities provide an array of academic support including libraries, study areas, tutoring services, and computer labs, as well as opportunities to get involved in student activities and organization. Determining what and where these resources are on campus will help them better transition into their new living and learning environment.
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
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