ERIC Number: ED217806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
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)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Students, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Life Style, North American Culture, School Orientation, Social Environment, Social Influences, Sociocultural Patterns, Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad, Teacher Exchange Programs, Travel
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
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