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Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada


reviewed by Ming-Tsan Pierre Lu - August 25, 2008

coverTitle: Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada
Author(s): Charles Lipson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago
ISBN: 0226484793, Pages: 380, Year: 2008
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As an international student, I could not resist dipping into Succeeding as an International Student by Charles Lipson, for what I hoped would be a good read. I was not disappointed. The book does exactly what it says it is going to do—“to help international students in the United States and Canada succeed”-- by offering insightful tips and strategies to make it easier for students overseas to live and study in North America. In fact, even after seven years as a graduate student from Taiwan, I was still able to draw many helpful insights and useful tips from the book. International students certainly are in need of a good reference book to answer their initial questions, help them tackle numerous cultural obstacles, and guide them to success in life and in the academia. With more than 700,000 international students coming to study in the United States of America and Canada each... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 25, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15355, Date Accessed: 3/28/2020 10:51:08 AM

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  • Ming-Tsan Pierre Lu
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    MING-TSAN PIERRE LU, Ed.M., M.S., is a PhD Candidate in Cognitive Studies/ Educational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. His interests include cross-cultural variation, L2 learning and teaching with technologies, mathematics education and probability learning, international students and immigrants, and socio-cultural aspects of e-learning environments. His current projects include Embodied Cognition and The Cultural Variation of E-Learning Beliefs, Strategies, and Behaviors between Easterners and Westerners. His recent publications include: Lu, M.T.P., & Wu, C.Y. (2008). Vocabulary Learning Strategies for Second Language Learners. The Proceedings of 2008 International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning. Taipei: Crane Publishing Co., Ltd. Lu, M.T.P., Lin, Y.C., & Wu, C.Y. (2008). The DKE Model Revisited: The Influence of Multimedia-triggered 1st- and 2nd-hand Experiences on L2 Learning. The Proceedings of 2008 International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning. Taipei: Crane Publishing Co., Ltd.
 
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