Social media is changing the way F and M students prepare for life in the United States and interact with their classmates. For example, F and M students at Texas Christian University (TCU) use social media to connect with other students and to get cultural information before arriving in the United States.
According to TCU’s Director of International Student Services, F and M students once had more in common with the office’s staff and each other than with their new U.S. classmates. Now connections between F and M students and U.S. students are easily made through social media and digital networks. Students who follow their school’s page on Facebook can learn about campus news, application deadlines and current events while also connecting with fellow students before they set foot on campus.
The Department of Homeland Security regularly communicates with students through Facebook,Twitterand Study in the States. Students, designated school officials, parents and other stakeholders also can use these media outlets to find information about the F and M student process.
If you use social media to get information, remember to protect yourself. Only use information from sources you trust.