This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!

    5 Tips For International Incoming Students

    The information contained in this article is strictly for entertainment purposes. The opinion in no way reflects the opinions of the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences.

    1. Join in the UKIC family!

    The UK International Center (UKIC) leads internationalization efforts at the University of Kentucky. This is the place you can meet students from all over the world. Also, UKIC will take good care of you!

    View this video on YouTube

    2. Get involved and be outgoing!

    Extracurricular activities are a huge part of American university culture, especially at UK! Just stay positive, outgoing and get involved with other students and organizations. You are welcoming here!

    View this video on YouTube

    3. Attend UK sports events!

    The most representative sport in here is basketball! Kentucky is one of the most successful NCAA Division I basketball program through history! So if you have a chance, go to a sports event with your new friends. People always have more common during the games, and you might find a new passion.

    View this video on YouTube

    4. Conquer Homesickness

    Although unpleasant, homesickness happens to everyone at some point, especially for international students. It’s a totally new city with unfamiliar people and it’s hard not to feel lonely sometimes. But remember it is totally normal! Just explore this new location, get connected with old friends and think about the big picture! You will be fine!

    View this video on YouTube

    5. Develop your English skills

    Master the language, this will help you to settle down and study faster. Be confident and speak as frequently as possible!