What aspects of American culture would you like to know more about?




Every year, thousands of foreign students come to the United States in search of an education in one of our outstanding Community Colleges and Universities.

While getting here may be fairly easy, learning to adapt to the ways of the American life-style can be, at times, more challenging than most of your college classes.

The extreme differences in the life styles of the United States and those of the many foreign nations represented in our colleges and universities can make life rather challenging for someone who is not prepared properly. 

Being unprepared to face these, and the many other challenges that await you when coming to America can be the difference between a great, fulfilling education, and a horrible experience.  Changes for which a student must be ready to adapt include:

The purpose of the site is to offer foreign students of all nationalities a few quick tips on making life in the United States, and at Kirkwood Community College, more exciting!

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