Two International First-Gen Graduate Students Create the BU International Graduate Student Guide

“It is not a guide that you need to sit and read for three hours.” Add it to your bookmarks, “and if there is information you need or want, you can return to that document and type in your keywords.”

Abel K. Aruan (STH’23)


From left: Two first-generation graduate students, Abel and Yuandi Tang (COM’23), in collaboration with a Ph.D. student Gizem Kaftan (GRS’24), wrote and published BU International Graduate Student Guide. It covers a range of practical issues, from what you need to know about electrical outlets to applying for a BU ID and tips for finding a job postgraduation with employer sponsorship. Multiple BU centers and colleges, such as Educational Resource Center, Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and Center for Career Development provided support and helped with proofreading and fact-checking.

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