U.S. Classroom

Many international students are surprised to find stark differences between classroom culture in the U.S. and in their home countries. Below you will find some common characteristics of classroom culture in the U.S., but keep in mind that, just as you will find students at Yale from a variety of backgrounds, faculty members also come from all over the world, with a wide range of teaching styles and expectations.  You will need to treat each class and each professor as a new experience and adjust accordingly.