How to meet people in a new city: tips from international students

As in the case of adaptation to the new workload, the new classes, as well as living away from home are not sufficiently complex, that she goes to school also poses challenges related to the learning of the new place and new people. For some, it is a new city or city, and for others it is a completely new country and way of life

These tips from the two international students who have just completed their first year in Canada will help you feel more home, regardless of whether you travel around the globe or across the province

"I mean, being a new child in any place is difficult, especially if you need to adapt to people, lifestyle, culture and weather," said Jyuwairia Kembo, a Kenyan journalism student from Kenya's university entrance to Carlton University. "But you must be open to do new things and get out of the system, meet different people and make fun."

"Don't be shy about going into a group of people and say hello, because, of course, they are ready to create new friends!"

You will have classes with these people for four years, and chances, even in the first year, you will see a lot of each other. It's easy enough to talk and get close to boring profiles, long readings and busy sessions, and ask (or question) that domestic chores are a great starter

" Of course, the tip for incoming foreign students is not afraid to expand your horizons and make changes. This often helps you calm down, " Tricia Nair (Trisha Nair), a neurologist and biology student from India, said in a second year to Carlton. "Don't be shy about going into a group of people and say hello, because, of course, they are ready to create new friends!"

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Go to the bar on campus and sing karaoke. Sign the dance. If you've never worked before, go to the gym. Get a job that you're not sure of yourself. It's time to reinvent yourself and surround yourself with different kinds of people than the ones you're used to. " To be honest, you just have to say yes to the new experience, because it's open so many doors, and you just survived from a city where you live for eight months

It's a great way to meet people outside your class who share your interests. It's also a way to be interesting, so you don't miss your home. (Bonus alert: This is usually free fun and fun! Your wallet will be grateful to you.)) Schools usually cover all clubs and societies that you can join at the beginning of the year, and they usually also have Facebook pages. Literally something for everyone. There is a society of type "Assessment and Development", and Waterloo is a Crusade for Cheese. I'm not even joking

I need to know a lot of people in my program and my year through our Facebook groups. Sometimes it's easier to shoot someone to find out before you meet them face to face, and to see who you have shared materials with, well, when you panic and try to decide where to sit on the day of the first lecture

In most schools, there is an organization where international students can meet with people through the same things that they and they support each other. It is also a good way to participate, as international students usually organize a year, which opens the way for leadership and networking

"The attack on both sides of the ISSO (International Students Services Office) was very useful for me," the article said. "Talking to those who experienced the same cultural shock made me more comfortable."

"I made good friends at the residence, which is a good way to meet the wonderful people in the new city," he said

It's certainly not for everyone, but it could be a great way to meet people easily, especially if you're shy or avoid talking to arbitrary people in class

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Emily is a huge theater junkie and a journalism student at Carlton University. When she does not go to school, she writes, is absorbed in the newspaper, or leaves her horse, her partner, or (ideally), both