Interested in maximizing your success as an Indiana University student?
Eager to learn more about academic resources at IU?
Curious about where to start?
If so, come and join us for the International Student First-Year Success Series! Our series offers a diverse selection of academic events each aimed at helping you to become the best student you can be! Come and join us to learn important information about being a successful student at Indiana University.
Although the topics are meant to be of particular value to first-year international students, domestic students and students who are not first-years are also welcome to attend.
September 18, 11:00am-12:00pm, Wells Library Room E174
“What Does My Professor Want from Me?” and Other Classroom Questions
Professor Anthony Guest-Scott and guest speakers will discuss what is expected of students in American college classrooms and will give students tips on how to communicate effectively with professors and meet or exceed professor and classmate expectations.
October 4, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Wells Library Room E174
Decoding the “Code of Student Rights, Responsibility, and Conduct”
René Henry, assistant director of The Student Advocates Office, will explain and illustrate important sections of the student conduct manual. You might be surprised by some of the situations or behaviors that would break these important university rules.
October 17, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Wells Library Room E174
Managing Academic Stress
Dr. Cathy Batka will present techniques and strategies for stress management. Nearly all college students will experience academic stress: successful students are set apart by how they cope and manage this stress.
October 29, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Wells Library Room E174
Living (and Studying) in America
Professor Y. Barry Chung, a former international student and now highly successful academic in the Counseling Psychology field, will address cultural transition and adaptation. Tips and support resources for this transition will also be discussed.
November 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Wells Library Room E174
Understanding Critical Thinking in the American Classroom
Professor Margaret Sutton will lead a discussion defining and exploring the concept of critical thinking. Critical thinking is a term that is used a lot in American educational settings, but is seldom explained. Use this opportunity to learn about what professors as asking you to do when they tell you to think critically for an assignment or classroom discussion.
November 22, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Wells Library Lobby
Library Tour and Resources Highlight
Join Mike Courtney, an IU librarian who focuses on international students, for a tour of the Herman B Wells Library. Learn how to navigate the stacks, reserve rooms for group meetings, where non-English materials are stored, and more!
December 4, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Making the Most of an American Education
Thao Nelson, Associate Director of Student Services at Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Career Services, will discuss the benefit of co-curricular activities in complementing your coursework and giving you a way to maximize your applied skills. Come hear more about why your out-of-classroom learning experiences are valuable.