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Tough questions to ask about student life

As an international student, you want to pick the U.S. college that fits you best. There are hundreds of factors to consider: academics, scholarships, location, and more. In addition, you should also ask some really tough questions about student life.

Here are three important topics to ask about:

  1. Smoking

Smoking is much less popular in the U.S. than it is in other countries.

“For many international students who smoke, the habit stems from cultural norms in a country in which smoking may carry less of a stigma.”
— Sonali Seth, “Ban on Smoking is Ineffective, Ignores International Students”

Smoke-free and tobacco-free colleges fine students for smoking cigarettes. They can even fine you for electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco. Some school policies (like the one at the University of Illinois–Urbana) even encourage fellow students to call and report anyone they see smoking.

  • What is the punishment if I’m caught smoking on campus?
  • Do students report other students?

If you’re a smoker, these are some good some tough questions to ask about your college’s policy.

  1. Alcohol

Many U.S. schools have strict no-alcohol policies on campus. That means that you cannot drink even if you’re over the age of 21.

At other U.S. colleges, underage students can routinely get away with drinking…

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