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2018-07-30 11:56:40

How to adapt to a foreign school - tips for newcomers

How to adapt to a foreign school - tips for newcomers

The first trimester in to a foreign school is always stressful even for the most prepared young person. Unfamiliar students and teachers, an unusual schedule of classes, the routine of the day, new housing - all this can give rise to self-doubt and spiritual discomfort for a freshman.
Here are some simple rules that will help survive the first days and adapt to a new life.

Time management

In this case, it means establishing a clear schedule for the day, in which the time for school classes and self-study will be indicated. Do not give yourself indulgence, but do not strain too much - keep to the measure, and you will not become lagging behind.

Concentration on the main

At the beginning of the school year, it is very important to focus on the main activities, and add additional loads gradually. So adaptation will be easier, and soon you will free yourself time for entertainment.

Curriculum development

It is known that each teacher has special requirements for the work to be done and puts estimates on his own methods. In the first months it is especially important to understand the specifics of each subject and the features of teaching. Try to optimize the preparation of homework, participation in testing and surveys for each subject separately. Fix the information in your curriculum, which will take some time to compile and adjust.


Seeking help

The embarrassment and indecision here are inappropriate. All that you do not understand, you can find out from the teacher or curator. Assistance to newcomers is included in their official duties. Sometimes other students can help.

The naturalness of behavior

Remain yourself and do not forget about politeness and good manners. Give a correct and firm repulse of aggression - this also happens among students. Expand your horizons, do what you like, be open and friendly, and you will make new friends.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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