Though adjusting to language and cultural differences can make the first month or so at college feel overwhelming, Danish student Simon Sangaard says interactions get easier with time. Now, he's so accustomed to life at Macalester that country of origin doesn't define the peers he hangs out with, he says.
"The group of friends I have here is very mixed, and I don't really think of them as being American or international," Sangaard says. "I just have a group of friends here, and they happen to be from Lithuania or Sweden or the U.S."
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