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Just FYI: A guide to key IU terms

A look at campus culture centers By the numbers: breaking down student enrollment Coming Together: a photo story What you need to know about the Global LLC Advice from International Student Ambassadors Guide to International Services


David Higgins from Bloomington performs cultural dancing at Native American Health and Wellness Community Dance at Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on April 11, 2015.

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The International Student Guide is a special publication of the Indiana Daily Student


This campus has been my home for the past four years and I hope it soon becomes yours as well. At first, it’s going to be terrifying and you’ll probably feel lonely and homesick at times. I know I did and my family was only a two-hour drive away. But in time it became the most important time of my life. We hope this guide, and our continued coverage throughout the year, can help you make the adjustment period pass by in no time. Inside you’ll read about IU Office of International Services, get words of wisdom from those who have done this before and read about some of our favorite American foods.

During your time at IU do everything you can to experience new things. Get out of your comfort zone and attend as many events as possible and spend irresponsible amounts of time with your friends. Bloomington and IU provide so many opportunities and events from the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival to tailgating at an IU football game. Though your time is short, try to experience it all. But don’t just try new things, talk to new people from different background and cultures too. School is important and a big reason why you came to the United States, but it cannot be everything your college career is made up of. There is so much learn-

ing to do outside of the classroom. It is these lessons that will be most valuable to you when you leave college, I promise I, and the rest of the Indiana Daily Student staff, wish you all the best of luck. Suzanne Grossman, IDS Summer Editor-in-Chief

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