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Highschool to a large uni - How to prepare

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I plan to go to mcgill in montreal, there i have no family or anything, and ill be alone for 4 years. I think that i can handle the situation, but my parents dont think so. I come from a highschool in saudi arabia, and plan to go to a large university in the other side of the world with a differnt culture. How can i prepare for this?
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First off - ASIAN PRIDE! :D
Second - posted this in the wrong area of the forum, but oh well.
Anyways - there isn't too much you can do to "prepare". Just make sure that when you pack up all your stuff to leave, get everything! Don't want to leave something important behind. One way to adjust is if you move in earlier than the move-in date, if possible. That way, you have some time to yourself to explore McGill and the city of Montreal. Make sure you ask for help where need be, I'm sure the residence offices will be very helpful.
I'm in the same boat as you, moving on to university in a city where I have no family or friends.
Time to start freshh.
:cheers:
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@asian123 wrote
I plan to go to mcgill in montreal, there i have no family or anything, and ill be alone for 4 years. I think that i can handle the situation, but my parents dont think so. I come from a highschool in saudi arabia, and plan to go to a large university in the other side of the world with a differnt culture. How can i prepare for this?



One of my cousins from Oman is going to McGill this year. Lots of Middle Eastern students go to school in Canada. You have to leave home at some point!

Clubs are a great way to meet people. There are business clubs to meet people from your major and also cultural clubs if you that sort of thing makes you comfortable.

One thing to note is that Montreal is heavily French so you'd need to adapt to both English Canadian and French Canadian culture.
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-make friends (french friends would be helpful)
-learn the transit system
-go in early to get some before-hand experience
-start learning french :/
-buy translation dictionary
-LAPTOP <<< important
-etc, cant think of them at the moment
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That's the same question I have man. How difficult would it be to settle there and how much would it take to basically fit in? :/
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