I have always enjoyed creating, developing, and having a mentor relationship as a mentor and mentee. By sharing my knowledge and experience, I hope to provide some insight and persuade you to not only find a mentor but also to give back and be a good mentor to others.
Are you an international student looking to apply to and attend college in the United States? The process may seem daunting, but if you follow these steps, then you will be prepared.
At my school, the conservatory includes the dance, theatre arts, and cinema arts departments. Compared to a “normal” college experience, my entire schedule includes classes that help me towards a professional field in the arts, or more specifically, dance.
You also may have the pressure of expectations. Will my stats be enough? Is this an environment somewhere I will be successful in? How will I pay for this?
I was coming from Alabama to Pennsylvania, so I definitely experienced some culture shock. Additionally, I am the oldest sibling, so there was no one before me moving away.
You probably have already done a research project and did not even realize it. I was first introduced to how to do research in high school, so after finding what worked best for me, I wanted to share my process to make the project less daunting and more fun.
When it comes to living independently for the first time at college, finding and having access to meals is an important part of the college experience (and survival).
Making the decision to take a gap year was nerve-wracking. I felt a range of fears and insecurities, including fearing what others would think, worrying I was getting “behind,” or nervous I was wasting my time.