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Other Challenges

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Topographic/bathymetric map of the world. Image from the National Geophysical Data Center (public domain).

Additional challenges you may face include getting a social security number and adjusting to the US academic culture. Here are some tips that may help.

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Getting a Social Security Number (SSN)

Adjusting to a culture of self-promotion

Finding out what is expected of you and what resources are available

Finding out about available technical support


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