Us Students Vs. International Students

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Krupa M. Shah Professor Gerry Malek 812 Sect 027 Analytical Reading/Writing ESL February 10, 2016 Essay 1 Revision (Evaluation) US students Vs. International students in social life Cathy Small known as her pen name under Rebekah Nathan is a professor and a graduate coordinator of anthropology at Northern Arizona University. During a leave of absence from teaching, during the fall of 2002 at the age of 52 she enrolled as a student at Northern Arizona University, signing up for a standard first year range of courses. During that time for Nathan as a student life, she saw, observed and felt the social life between US students and international students which became her main target and purpose. Nathan’s main point argues about how “international students saw “individualism” and “independence” as a characteristic not only of a roommate interactions but in relations with family and friends as well” (Nathan 73). Which can be said in easier terms that US college life is a life where you have to live alone, stay alone and work alone, means doing everything independently. One of her topic and focus is on the Social life and making friends on US university campuses. From my point of view, I agree with Nathan’s claims and observation because many young adults imagine vivid pictures of what college might be like for them. However, once these young adults mature into independent men and women, and enter into the school of their choice, they soon realize the reality of the college lifestyle. Students must learn to adapt to their new surroundings as quickly as possible to accomplish the sought after degrees. Students come to the realization that life is not as easy as they might hope for. They understand the fact that they have worked... ... middle of paper ... ...alism and independence going around the campus as not only of a roommate interactions but in relations with family and friends as well. In easier terms that US college life is a life where you have to live alone, stay alone and work alone, means doing everything independently. Based on her observation, Stahl and my ethnographic, I agree with what Nathan claimed was true because they understand the fact that they have worked hard from middle school to high school to enter in into their dream college and fulfil their dream job. Where some US students decide to isolate themselves from being in a social life and interacting with international students or other things that they consider as a “distraction” because some ought to think that why make new friends when you already have some, why waste time on new people. US students mainly focus on them, them and them.

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