One thing first generation students often do not know is that yes, you can request exceptions to a variety of rules and regulations at your college.
Attending college in the United States can be an exciting but scary time for an
international student. It is likely that you were exposed to enough U.S. culture through the media in your home country for some things to feel very familiar, and yet there will be lots of other things that will surprise you.
Entering college can be a scary time. Making new friends, maintaining your studies, and being on your own can present challenges that even the most mature and responsible student has difficulty mastering.