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ERIC Number: ED217806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Bound for the United States: An Introduction to U.S. College and University Life.
Reed, Linda A.
A handbook designed to assist Chinese students and scholars who are planning an extended stay on a U.S. college or university campus is presented. The guide includes a brief overview of the U.S. postsecondary education system, with attention focused on study, not research opportunities. The following topics are addressed: passports and visas for officially sponsored and privately sponsored students and scholars; immunizations; travel money; customs regulations; what to take; arrangements to be made with the U.S. host institution; locating on-campus or off-campus housing; academic registration; services available at the campus; written sources of information; classes; credits/grades/degrees; library/reserve books/departmental libraries; the academic calendar; graduate programs; academic vocabulary; social recreational activities; travel within and outside the United States; health care/insurance; eating establishments and dining customs in the United States; transportation and communications; money and banking; stores and other facilities; safety precautions; U.S. immigration regulations; U.S. income tax liability and social security; Chinese embassy and consulates in the United States; characteristics of Americans and American society; and leaving the United States. Appendices include a sample arrival/departure record form and U.S. customs declaration form; a list of common vocabulary used on U.S. campuses; a post-admission/pre-arrival checklist; and a list of locations of U.S. Education reference collections in China. (SW)
U.S.-China Education Clearinghouse, 1860 19th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China.; National Association for Foreign Students Affairs, Washington, DC. China Education Clearinghouse.
Identifiers: China; Chinese People; United States