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Class Culture


Your previous academic experience was in a culture you are familiar with. It is normal that there will be an adjustment to the academic styles at Tulane University.  Learn about US classroom culture. If you have questions or are struggling, please reach out to the OISS. We serve as a support to international students and will help you find appropriate resources.

Presentation on US Classroom Culture


Tips for Being a Student in a United States Classroom

  • Realize that most classes are learner-centered.
  • Be prepared to work in teams.
  • Speak up in class.
  • Ask questions: in class, to classmates, in office hours with professor or teaching assistant.