Tips for Creating a Great First Impression and Making New Friends Your First Week on Campus

Mix it up when choosing who to talk to
Whether you’re at college in your home country or an international student beginning school in a brand new one, make friends with people from other countries, cultures or backgrounds International students who came from another country to attend college will especially appreciate your friendliness and including them in activities. Ask them about their home countries and try out their favorite foods.

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