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International Students Studying in Texas

Posted on April 19th, 2011 by Jenny Frankel

International students who want to study in Texas usually exhibit a natural love for adventure, passion for personal growth, and thirst for new experiences! Without a doubt, the state of Texas (which is truly a place with its own cultural identity quite unlike any other) may be the perfect U.S. state for international students to receive an invaluable, first-hand education on the individual experience of adapting to a considerably unique and foreign cultural environment.

International students studying in Texas stand to gain so much from the experience: the diverse Texan culture (including its authentic cowboy culture of rodeos, ranches, boots, hats, camaraderie) and its unique history in relation to the colonization process of America, the southern hospitality and determined spirit of its people, its year-around sunny weather (with plenty of time to explore and experience its beaches, mountains, deserts, and other adventurous terrain whenever you please), its affordable cost-of-living, and its reputable educational institutions.

However, it is also important to be aware of (and prepare for) some of the challenges international students face in studying and living in an entirely new environment. Similar to many of the transitional challenges faced by all students starting their education in a new place far from home (and regardless of whether home is within the country or some location abroad), international students who want to study in Texas should educate themselves on some of the emotional challenges they may face in adapting to a whole new environment with its own unique cultural identity, sets of values, and personality types.

It is especially important to consider some of the most typical challenges faced in those first initial months of your transition to studying in the United States, which include a potential sense of homesickness or isolation from familiarity, roommate conflicts due to personality and value differences, and the potential for social rejection in the beginning stages of your transition due to others’ sense of distrust based on perceived difference. Even though it may seem difficult at first, do not be too discouraged if it takes you some time to make close friends and feel at home yourself in your new environment, as that is a perfectly normal part of the process.

International students studying in Texas should just remember to (1) stay positive and open to new people and experiences without taking any initial rejection personally) because (2) for both yourself (as an international student studying in a foreign land) and the many new people you will have the opportunity to meet and befriend, that initial sense of discomfort and distrust of the unknown can be turned into an exciting adventure and infatuation with learning about and experiencing new peoples, places, and things! That said, international students who want to study in Texas (and or other U.S. States), should prepare themselves (in advance) for some of these initial challenges by educating themselves on what kinds of challenges to expect, as well as what kinds of international student counseling services (if any) are available at their prospective campuses. For example, the University of Texas at Arlington provides a very helpful month-to-month list that highlights some of the most common challenges international students face (different emotional issues and personal concerns) as they adapt to their new academic environment and set out on new social adventures.

12 Responses to “International Students Studying in Texas”

  1. Yosef Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    My name is Yosef from Ethiopia,East Africa.

    I have got a Bacheler Degree in English and Deplomas in Tourist Guiding and Educational Administration.I have been working as a Tourism Development A/Senior Expert in Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism.Totally I have got about 8 years work experiences in tourism and related area and 7 years work experiences in teaching.

    I have already understood your university is very popular ,so that I am very eager to join it inorder to persue Master’s Degree either in Tourism or English as a second languag .But I have no money to pay it.

    So how can I get a free of charge of scholarship in your university?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    May God bless you !!!

    Yosef

  2. APPIAGYEI Says:

    i have completed an english taught university in ghana with a degree in Building Technology and want to know how your university can help me get a Masters degree on scholarship.
    i will be glad to hear from you as to any progress and possibilities. i have interest in courses like Project Management, Water engineering, and the likes
    Bless you

  3. Ebise Says:

    I have completed my high school education and want to join a Texas university for higher education.How can I get a free scholarship? I look forward for your reply. Thanks!

    Greetings from Ethiopia

  4. AVOSSE Koudzo Says:

    I would like to study sincerly at this university if I haveopportunity.
    I look forward yours sincerly.

  5. AVOSSE Koudzo Says:

    Plaese,I wish to know eventualy about financial aid .I live at TOGO
    but now,I wish to continue my studies in USA.Thank.

  6. MEAZA TEZERA MOLLA Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam!!!

    I am Meaza (female) I am international undergraduate student from Ethiopia. I have Diploma by Information Technology. I eagerly want to continue my Degree by any relative field of study I am trying to get the chance long time but still finding my way to get the chance. I want to study English, Tourism and hospitality Management, Health, IT(Information Technology), Management Information system or any relative field if I get free ,work/study or financial aid study or sponsors to study. So please consider my feeling and try to give me Chance. Please try to help me to improve my educational background. If I get this chance in your university/college I will be the luckiest girl.
    Note: I can’t get chance to take TOEFL test here in Ethiopia and if you accept me as one of undergraduate student from Ethiopia I will be happiest girl. If I can get a chance to study with out TOEFL I can go through and be lucky enough.

    With Best Regards
    Meaza Tezera
    Ethiopia
    2. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
    o Diploma From COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS UNITED (CPU) November 09, 2000.
    o Diploma by Information Technology (IT) from ROYAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (RUC) July 15, 2008.

    3. WORK EXPERIENCE

     IRCON International Limited in Dera-Chole-Magna Road Upgrading project in Capacity of OFFICE SECRETARY from 01st August to 2005 till 31st October 2006.
     DELTA CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM LIMITED in capacity of OFFICE SECRETARY from 05 November 2006 till 31st December 2007.
     HIV/AIDS programs organized by Federal Police Commission in collaboration with University of California San Diego – Ethiopia
    (UCSD-E) I have been working as a DATA PERSONNEL from December 1st 2009 to till.

    3. OTHERS
     Good Skill of writing, Listening and Speaking of Amharic and English Language.
     Good Skill in Computer & Internet.
     Excellent typing skill

  7. Thomson Pakoa Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I am interested in undertaking a MBA in Public Administration offered by the Phoenix University and wish to source scholarship funding with you guidance.

    I will be completing an MBA with the University of the South Pacific next year 2012 and wish to specialise in Public Administration.

    I read and write good academic english and wish to commence my studines in 2013 graduation the same year if possible.I come from Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. My country is west of Australia, North of New Caledonia and South of the Solomon Islands

    I look forward to correspondences from your goodself,

    Yours faithfully

    Thomson Pakoa

  8. Jessica Says:

    Very nice blog and had a lot of information about flights. so students can get information about discount flights.Thanks for sharing this blog.

  9. Thomson Pakoa Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I have not received any reponse from you but I understand that you receive a maltitute of correspondences from all over the world and will eventually get to my request. I am targeting 2013 would like to use part of this year and next year to work on all the requirement for entry.

    I am requesting a scholarship and patiently wait for your valued response.

    Yours faithfully

    Thomson

  10. Kumar Gautam Says:

    Dear Sir/Ma’am,
    This is Kumar Gautam from India and desperately long to study in Texas. I would like to study Journalism ‘coz’ this is my passion and wanted sincerely to fulfill at any cost of my life but sadly I’m not in a position to afford all by myself ‘coz’ I belong to middle class family and my Brother-In Law who supported me so far is no more in this world. My girlfriend is also their in Fortworth, Texas who recently landed in October, 2011 from refugee camp in Nepal.
    Frankly speaking,I’m in search of a person who has a golden heart to sponsor me in my study and achieve my goal. I would work part time to support my daily needs if I’m favored by any wonderful human being who has a big heart for a person like me. I would prefer to study in Fort worth.

    Therefore, I shall ever grateful to you if you could generously look into this earnest requisition and grant my sincere request.

    Thanking you,

    Yours truly,
    Kumar Gautam

  11. Kumar Gautam Says:

    Dear Sir/Ma’am,
    This is Kumar Gautam from India and desperately long to study in Texas. I would like to study Journalism ‘coz’ this is my passion and wanted sincerely to fulfill at any cost of my life but sadly I’m not in a position to afford all by myself ‘coz’ I belong to middle class family and my Brother-In Law who supported me so far is no more in this world. My girlfriend is also there in Fortworth, Texas who recently landed in October, 2011 from refugee camp in Nepal.
    Frankly speaking,I’m in search of a person who has a golden heart to sponsor me in my study and achieve my goal. I would work part time to support my daily needs if I’m favored by any wonderful human being who has a big heart for a person like me. I would prefer to study in Fort worth.

    Therefore, I shall remain ever grateful to you if you could generously look into this earnest requisition and grant my sincere request.

    Thanking you,

    Yours truly,
    Kumar Gautam

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