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the American Culture and language institute orientation

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  • Orientation Day
    How do I get a parking sticker? Where is my classroom? What activities can I do at NOVA?
  • Things are different here!
    What is academic honesty? What do American teachers expect? What is sexual harassment?
  • Answers to F-1 Visa Questions
    How do I maintain my student status? Can I work? Can I travel?
  • What's next?
    When do I take the Accuplacer test? How do I register for academic classes?
  • Healthcare in the US
    How can I get health insurance?
    Do I really need it? I don't feel well. What do I do?
  • Exploring the Washington Area
    What's fun to do near NOVA? Where can I travel by Metro?  What are interesting places in other parts of Virginia?
  • Safety Smarts
    What do I do if the police stop my car?  How can I be safe at home and school? Where is the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) closest to my house?
  • Scam Buster
    He said I won a free vacation for two? Is it really true?
  • Help! I'm in trouble!
    I feel unhappy. What should I do? Am I feeling culture shock?
  • Volunteering in America
    How can I meet new friends and help people in my community?