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Cultural Resources

  • Academics in the U.S.

    Studying in the United States will be different from what you are used to--knowing what to expect can ease your transition.
  • Adjusting to Another Culture

    Becoming immersed in another culture is exciting but overwhelming, and "culture shock" is natural for most international students.
  • ESL Information

    CU has many English language resources to assist international students who find they need extra support.
  • University Social Life

    Finding a healthy balance between academics and extracurricular activities makes for a well-rounded CU experience.

You have taken a courageous step in your academic career by choosing to pursue a degree at a foreign university, and unique challenges await you in both the academic and social interactions you will have in the U.S.  International students are most successful at adapting to U.S. culture when they have taken the time to antcipate and embrace these challenges.  Whether you have yet to set foot on CU Boulder's campus or you are preparing to graduate, ISSS has resources to assist you in understanding and adapting to U.S. culture.  We applaud you for your willingness to embrace new cultural experiences!