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  • Saturday, December 16, 2017

  • Discover How International Students can Balance Academics and Social Activities

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It can be challenging to manage graduate classes and have a life at the same time. This is due to the fact that a lot of international students have felt besieged by school work.
It is tough to attend social activities or catch up with friends when that happens. You will discover that you didn’t have a chance to breathe because you were so busy with school program every day.  It always takes international students quite a while to become conscious of the significance of social activities, although life is not only on the subject of partying, studying or working. You will accomplish your work with less effort when you discover how to manage academics and social activities as international student.
Here are the tricks to balance academics and social activities.
Develop your time-management skills
It is important for college students to become skilled at time-management if they want to boast of a successful academic life. This is particularly correct in U.S. colleges or universities where it is mandatory for students to learn quickly and read fast as well.
Therefore, you should endeavor to carry out most difficult task at your best time of the day if you are among those international students confronted with challenges in their amendment to a U.S. university. In other words, begin your day with this task in order for you to complete it efficiently, if you are a morning student.
In addition, concentrate on a particular task at a time and avoid distractions such as music, TV, or a noisy atmosphere. Although a lot of students listen to music as they study, in my own case, I feel easily distracted and it took me longer to complete the task ahead of me. Nevertheless, it is suggested that you do what suits you and remain focused.
Lay Out Your Daily Tasks in Order of Priority
You should prioritize your daily tasks on a checklist by listing out your every day tasks in order of importance, with the most urgent task coming top of the list when life gets busy. This will ensure calmness and help you put things in order. When you complete a particular task, put a check mark right next to it and you will get sense of achievement and relief each time you see a check mark. However, take time to reflect before bed to find out the reason for non completion of the task for the day, if by the end of the day you are unable to complete those tasks.
Discuss Your Problems with Your American Friends When feeling Besieged
I have encountered a lot of international students who are shy to share their challenges and problems with their American friends. They rather complain to student from similar country for sympathy as well as cultural recognition.
As there is nothing wrong about that, it is still helpful and wise to discuss your challenges with your American friends as they are in the best position to offer you better solutions from a diverse cultural perspective that will live you inspired and relieved.
Devote some time for Exercise
Exercise in order to have a clear mind and have things sorted out. Hence, no matter how busy you may be, make sure that you have a minimum of 20 minutes exercise on daily basis. The first thing you should do when you are out of sorts is to exercise your body.
Work like a Professional
The graduate programs are more intense and professional than undergraduate programs. Graduates are taught or trained to apply their academic acquaintance to the real world in graduate schools.
Finally, it is no more news that living as well as studying abroad provides international students many opportunities to learn, grow and experience new things. At the same time, managing your time effectively is one skill with lasting advantages.

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