Student Visa Approved, Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Being a Legal Alien in American Graduate School
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Excitement, Fear, and Questions
the excitement of accomplishing a long-lasting dream and opening a gate to the new experiences and opportunities,
the fear of unknown and loneliness, and
millions of questions about anything that can be imagined about moving to USA.
When we arrived here, what we noticed was that there were several challenges accompanied by several opportunities. For this column, we picked three major ones among all, and we are elaborating them through three vignettes from our lives.
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This column entry was inspired by the encouragement and guidance of Dr. Jason Engerman and Jonlee Anderle, two invaluable past presidents of AECT GSA.
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