Your academic and personal success can be strongly affected by your health and safety. Moving from one culture to another is most likely a time of stressful adjustments. During the early days of your arrival, you can experience many exciting, new things! Adjusting to a new culture, learning lots of new things, meeting lots of new people, and adjusting to a new time zone can be exhausting. It is important that you get enough sleep, eat regularly, get adequate exercise, and manage your stress levels.
In addition, it is important to make sure you feel safe and comfortable in your new surroundings. It is important to know your relationship with police and government officials and also your relationship with authority figures on UMBC’s campus. The following pages provide you with information to help make your time at UMBC a very enjoyable experience.