Learn conversational slang and American current events
One of the hardest part of being in a foreign country is knowing what’s happening in the culture outside the universities. So much of conversations are focused on informal happenings. It can be very difficult for international students to participate in conversations about American pop culture.
There’s a newsletter that me and my friends all subscribe to because it keeps us informed of current events. When you subscribe to the Skimm, you get a daily email on what Americans are talking about. It covers current events and topics in the news.
You’ll also learn some slang! The Skimm uses a lot of informal English. If you’re you’re not sure what a word means, just ask your American classmates! it’s a cool way to get to know them and they will help you.
Subscribe to their daily newsletter (it’s free!) to keep up to date on current events. This will help you feel more confident when talking with Americans.