Studying in a country away from home is an adventure of a lifetime. But with any adventure, the potential for stress heightens and the typical pressures that most college students face intensify. Not surprisingly, your new environment will introduce you to different customs, food and possibly language. Perhaps less expected is that you may encounter an educational model that differs drastically from your country's educational system. Individualized ongoing support throughout the academic year can help you decipher faculty expectations for communication and participation, meet new friends, navigate social situations, and take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way.