Our team is made up of students with first hand experience bridging the gap between cultures and attending different schools in the United States. Ask us questions and we will try our best to answer!
Q: When you want to travel during break (something like Thanksgiving), how can you book a hotel?
A: Airbnb would be a good choice for students, because its price is acceptable for students' financial condition and security assurance.
Q: How to find a doctor?
A: To find a doctor, you can search online for clinics near your location; then, you can call their offices for the doctors’ information, such as education and training, and make sure that they are accepting new patients. Once you have made your choice, you can schedule an appointment with the doctor. Most medical institutions require people to make appointments, but in case of emergency, you can also go to the emergency room in your local hospital or find the nearest urgent cares or walk-in-clinics.
A: Normally, customs will confiscate your raw meat. It is okay that you bring some snacks. Also, there's a website, Yamibuy, which can be used in the United States if you want to buy some Chinese food.
Q: Is possible to bring food from foreign countries into the US?
Q: How to pay tips at American restaurants?
A: The tip is usually 15% or 18% of the price of the meal during lunch, and 18% to 20% for dinner. If paying with cash, first pay the price of the meal, then leave the tip on the table. If paying with a card, after giving the card to swipe, then write down the tip on the receipt given.
Q: How to dine at a (more) formal American dinner?
A: First, being polite is a must. Don’t be too rowdy, don’t chew with your mouth open, etc., are just the basics. Also, it is best not to rest the head in the hands with the elbows on the table. When cutting food and eating it with a fork, what is picked up with the fork should not be brought back to the plate (don’t bite the food, just put it all in mouth). Furthermore, it is expected to say “pass the food please” with a “thank you.”