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What is the best way to make friends in the USA?

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    Iowa State University

    Iowa State University

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    I am an international student from Malaysia majoring in athletics, and I think a really great way to make friends is to get involved on campus. You can join a student club or a student organization. And those are really great ways to meet people who have the same interest as you do. You would be able to talk to a lot of other students and make really great friends there.

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    Full Sail University

    Full Sail University

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    All right, so you're moving to a new country, how do you make friends? Well, the best way to make friends is to start from day one. You're going to be given the opportunity through a registration orientation week to interact with students at that time. Go ahead and start exchanging phone numbers, contact information, make plans, get involved in the student community. So, for example, at full, take advantage of the mentorship program and join the international student society, where you can interact with both international and domestic students.

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    Florida Institute of Technology

    Florida Institute of Technology

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    I guess my name is Jay from Barbados. It's a lot easier than you think to meet new people here in the US. Firstly, everyone in the US is very welcoming and they're very open to meeting new people of different cultures and stuff like that. Also on campus, there are a bunch of different ways you could get involved to meet new people like Greek life, their intermural murals, and they're a bunch of different clubs as well on campus, where you'd meet a lot of people with the same ideas as you.

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