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1 Five Key Things for New Fulbrighters You-Jing Lin 林幼菁 PhD in Linguistics, UCSB Postdoctoral researcher, Academia Sinica

2 1. Be as resourceful as you can Know your campus Know your campus health center, office of the registrar, office of international student affairs, billing office, bookstore, eateries etc. health center, office of the registrar, office of international student affairs, billing office, bookstore, eateries etc. Attend orientations for new/international students Attend orientations for new/international students Consult/Be friends with departmental assistant(s) Consult/Be friends with departmental assistant(s)

3 2. Don’t be judgmental A lot of times people just do things in different ways. Be an observer. Don’t be a judge. A lot of times people just do things in different ways. Be an observer. Don’t be a judge.

4 3. Be adaptable If things do not go as planned/expected, don’t waste your time being frustrated. Do something and figure out possible alternatives. If things do not go as planned/expected, don’t waste your time being frustrated. Do something and figure out possible alternatives.

5 4. Get fully prepared when you have to deal with bureaucracy Social Security Office, phone companies, banks, DMV Social Security Office, phone companies, banks, DMV Patience Patience Full preparation Full preparation

6 5. Usually it’s NOT about race

7 You will do great! Go for your dream!


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