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International Students

 

The University's International Student Team hosts some specific orientation sessions to help new international students settle into life at Cambridge. Click on the event below for further information and to register for the sessions you think relevant to your circumstances:

Feeling at Home in Cambridge (undergraduate students), Friday 29 September, 10.00 - 10.50

Venue: Mill Lane Lecture Room 3

This orientation session is for new undergraduate students starting their studies at Cambridge in October 2017. It aims to help new students manage the impact of moving from a familiar culture to the cultural and learning environment that is Cambridge. From this session you will:

- identify the resources and support channels available to you at Cambridge;

- understand how you might cope with the changes ahead, and the transition involved;

- learn more about the typical phases involved in 'culture shock';

- find out more about aspects of life at Cambridge.

You need to register in advance for this session by using the following link:

Register for a place

 

Feeling at Home in Cambridge (graduate students), Friday 29 September, 12.10 - 13.00

Venue: Mill Lane Lecture Room 3

This orientation session is for new graduate students (Masters and PhD) starting their studies at Cambridge in October 2017. It aims to help new students manage the impact of moving from a familiar culture to the cultural and learning environment that is Cambridge. From this session you will:

- identify the resources and support channels available to you at Cambridge;

- understand how you might cope with the changes ahead, and the transition involved;

- learn more about the typical phases involved in 'culture shock';

- find out more about aspects of life at Cambridge.

You need to register in advance for this session by using the following link:

Register for a place

Continuing to develop your academic English language skills at Cambridge, Friday 29 September, 11.05 - 11.55

Venue: Mill Lane Lecture Room 3

You've already proven yourself in having been accepted to Cambridge. This means that you've shown excellent academic potential for the course you have applied for and, of course, you have a very good level of English competency. But, whilst an excellent starting point, this is only that - the starting point. Studying or researching at a UK university, in particular one such as Cambridge, requires more than just academic potential and language competency. The conventions of how the academic community communicates - through what is generally termed 'academic English' - is basically a foreign language for native and non-native speakers alike. For those of you for whom this will be the first time you will have studied or researched at university level at an English-speaking university, this process of transition might be even more of an academic culture shock than you were expecting.

The aim of this session is therefore to give you a practical insight into the kinds of strategies you might use to enable you to both cope with and indeed maximise on your time here at Cambridge. We'll start by looking at what is going to be expected of you during your time at the University and what you can expect in return, before looking at strategies that can help you to make this transition smoother and faster.

You need to register in advance for this session by using the following link:

Register for a place