Alice is an undergraduate student from Myanmar studying International Business at University of the Pacific International. Like many international students, Alice came to America to improve her English and seek better opportunities. The top three reasons Alice chose Pacific: 1. University of the Pacific is the oldest chartered university in California, founded in 1851. 2.The location... Continue reading Alice’s UOPI Student Story
Throughout August 2018, UOP International welcomed a total of 88 students from China, Kuwait, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, India, Pakistan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Myanmar, South Korea, Ukraine, Hong Kong, many different countries around the world! Throughout orientation: we picked up students from the San Francisco and Sacramento airports, we went shopping at Target and... Continue reading Welcome to Pacific! Fall 2018 Student Orientation Recap
Studying abroad means that you will have to adjust to the new culture in a foreign country. It may seem daunting when the culture is completely different from your own. Check out our list of 7 things to know before studying abroad in the U.S. that will help you be well-prepared for your transition. ... Continue reading 7 Things to Know Before Studying Abroad in the U.S.
Independence Day, often called the Fourth of July, is a public holiday that celebrates the birth of American independence from Britain with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. How do Americans celebrate Independence Day? What activities do they participate in? How do they dress? What food do they eat? Find... Continue reading How Do Americans Celebrate Independence Day?
Slang is a familiar concept to most of us. It’s very informal language used by particular groups of people. We use slang to show that we belong to a certain community. U.S. students have a language of their own. If you plan to attend an American university, knowing local slang may help you adjust... Continue reading 15 Common Slang Words On U.S. Campuses
For many international students, adjusting to their new life isn’t just about what they learn. It’s also about how they learn. Academic culture in the USA can be very different from what you might be used to back home. Here are 7 tips to help you adapt and succeed while you study internationally! 1. Expect... Continue reading 7 Tips to Adjust to U.S. Academic Culture