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Description - Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada by Charles Lipson

Each year, 700,000 students from around the world come to the United States and Canada to study. For many, the experience is as challenging as it is exciting. Far from home, they must adapt to a new culture, new university system, and in many cases, a new language. The process can be overwhelming, but as Charles Lipson?s Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada assures us, it doesn?t have to be.
Succeeding is designed to help students navigate the myriad issues they will encounter?from picking a program to landing a campus job. Based on Lipson?s work with international students as well as extensive interviews with faculty and advisers, Succeeding includes practical suggestions for learning English, participating in class, and meeting with instructors. In addition it explains the rules of academic honesty as they are understood in U.S. and Canadian universities.
Life beyond the classroom is also covered, with handy sections on living on or off campus, obtaining a driver?s license, setting up a bank account, and more. The comprehensive glossary addresses both academic terms and phrases heard while shopping or visiting a doctor. There is even a chapter on the academic calendar and holidays in the United States and Canada. Coming to a new country to study should be an exciting venture, not a baffling ordeal. Now, with this trustworthy resource, international students have all the practical information they need to succeed, in and out of the classroom.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226484785
ISBN-10: 0226484785
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 165mm x 27mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles Lipson

Charles Lipson is professor and director of undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Doing Honest Work in College, as well as How to Write a BA Thesis and Cite Right, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

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