U.S. Campus Culture

EducationUSA Interactive

Curious about studying in the U.S.? Already accepted and starting to pack?  Either way, this EducationUSA Interactive is for you! Join U.S. higher education experts, currently enrolled international students, and a U.S. Department of State official for an introduction to U.S. academic culture and campus life.
Find out what daily student life is like for international students studying in the U.S. today. Ask questions and learn how U.S. campuses welcome international students.

Learn about:

  • Campus safety
  • Classroom Expectations: Academic Integrity and Plagiarism; Critical Thinking; Academic Writing
  • Extracurricular activities and volunteering
  • Dorm Life and Social Life

Contact your nearest EducationUSA Advising Center to see if you can join a group watch party or join from your home computer or mobile device by coming back to this page on July 6 @10am EDT/14:00 UTC.

Shaun Ee

Shaun Ee

Shaun is an international student from Singapore who studied at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and just graduated a month ago. He majored in International and Area Studies, specializing in conflict and democracy in East Africa. While on campus, his extracurricular activities included performance (“slam”) poetry and being a member of a fraternity.

Emily Markham

Emily Markham

Emily Markham is Assistant Director of Global Engagement at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In this role, she leads and supports various international education initiatives and campus programming efforts designed to build connections between scholars on campus and with the greater Pittsburgh community.

Alina Pak

Alina Pak is an international student from Moscow and moved to the U.S. to attend Duke University, where she is a rising senior. On campus, Alina is a member of the Model UN team and a student life programming committee. Her interests include international relations and traveling.

Michael Wilhelm

Michael Wilhelm

Michael Wilhelm is the Associate Vice Chancellor of International Programs at University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW), and is directly responsible for Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services and the CEA-Accredited English as a Second Language program. As the Senior International Officer, Michael leads campus-wide international student recruitment efforts, globalization of the curriculum and faculty training, international grants and support for international activities.

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